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WaPo Editorial: Here’s A List Of How You Can Defeat Trump

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A Washington Post opinion piece provided a list for how one can defeat President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, in a column published Tuesday.

Philippe Reines, a spokesman and adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since 2002, crafted a list of suggestions for how one could beat “freak of nature” Trump in the upcoming election, he wrote in The Washington Post. Reines also worked on Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign and provided some advice for future candidates.

“Trump is a freak of political nature. He’s a political Weeble Wobble that never falls down,” wrote Reines. “He makes Ronald Reagan’s Teflon look like Saran Wrap. He says whatever he wants, whenever he wants, wherever he wants. He could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot a porn flick. And as hard as it was for Hillary Clinton to run against him, our 2020 nominee will face something we didn’t: the power of incumbency.”

Here are five strategies Reines provided for those interested in running against Trump:

  1. “Don’t cede Fox News.”
  2. “Don’t declare you won’t take money from lobbyists. Take cigarette money. Counterfeit your own.”
  3. “Boast. Gloat. About your accomplishments.”
  4. “Bulldoze third-party candidates.”
  5. “Deride Clinton at your peril. Focus on what she is, not isn’t: smart; savvy; tough; still beloved by tens of millions who don’t want to hear you trash her. Her endorsement is invaluable.”

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Reines also noted not to apologize for taking money from Harvey Weinstein. The producer who is accused of sexual abuse was a donor to the Clinton campaign. Clinton said that she would return some of the money to charity in October, reported TIME.

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