September 29, 2020

About a month ago, I offered my suggestion for what President Trump should say as an opening statement in a “debate” with Democrat candidate Joe Biden. At that time, I thought Biden would weasel out somehow and be a no-show, so my idea involved setting up an empty chair or podium next to Trump's and letting Trump go on with whatever he wanted to say.

Maybe Biden actually will be there after all, though I agree with Trump that they both should be tested for performance-enhancing drugs. If Biden drops out at the last minute and the debate doesn’t happen, I still hope Trump will use the statement below, or something very similar, in a paid TV ad and online.

The words seem even timelier now. A few things have happened, most notably the death of Justice Ginsburg, but opinions about Trump tend not to change much. Biden clearly intends to avoid specifics on issues, as he can’t keep them straight anyway, and just attack Trump to motivate “swing” voters to vote AGAINST TRUMP. Most Biden supporters really don’t know much about their own candidate –- his fading mind, his serious scandals, his lying and plagiarizing, his creepiness with women and girls, his singular lack of accomplishment, his malleability by the far-left and much more –- or even their radicalized party; they just know they don’t like Trump. And for that reason, they’re ready to put into power the worst group of people imaginable.

The “Trump” they hate is a fictional monster created by the left. (This is also being done right now to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.) So I wanted the President to address the way voters feel about him, and, most of all, to show how dreadful for our country the alternative would be.

So here it is, President Trump’s opening statement.

"My fellow Americans, I love my country –- I love America, with all my heart. I always have. And I feel really bad right now, because millions of Americans, just because they don’t like ME –- don’t like my style, don’t like my tweets, don’t like things they think I’ve said (most of which are twisted-up versions that convey something I never intended) –- are ready to vote for anybody but me. Anybody. I mean……..ANYBODY. That’s what “never-Trumper” means, after all; I know that. And THAT means, right now, this country is in big trouble.

“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans might unwittingly put into power a radical political machine that will decimate their most basic freedoms, with ruthless, violent tactics and a long list of demands that will change America into something unrecognizable, probably forever. (Some of this has been a long time coming, but because the virus hit, they’re jumping on the crisis as a way to take control quickly.)

"Because they don’t like ME, some Americans might unwittingly offer inroads to groups that literally want to destroy American cities --- that are ALREADY destroying American cities, GREAT American cities.

“Because they don’t like ME, some in our government abused our own justice system to try to bring me down, and if they get away with what they did, mark my word, they’ll do it again to the next leader they don’t like. They went so far as to accuse me, with no evidence at all except for what was falsified, of working as an agent of Russia. It was crazy –- 2020 will go down in history as “the year America went crazy.” Who needs Russia to interfere in our elections when we’ve got our own bureaucracy to do it, as well as various outside influences with virtually limitless resources, pouring money into radical leftist anti-American groups?

“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans ignore all that I did --- before the virus arrived from China to at least temporarily undo much of it --- to bring the economy back like gangbusters after years of weak semi-recovery. They ignore the incredible benefit that came out of that to hard-working Americans, men and women, of all races, in all walks of life.

“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans even ignore the legitimate work of some doctors and researchers because they think it’s more important to believe I’m wrong. And they forget that I was the one to stop incoming travel from China and Europe, which likely saved thousands of American lives, when my opponents ridiculed that.

“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans paint me as someone I don’t even know. Really, I don’t even recognize myself from what they say. If I met that person, I wouldn’t like him, either! They’ve said I only care about myself, when that is such a lie. I know, I know, it’s just politics. Say whatever you need to, right? (Like Kamala, she knows all about that.) But those of you who don’t like me need to understand: the object of your hatred is a phantom, something made up. My own style –- which can be misinterpreted, I know –- may have helped fixate that in your mind, as I’m obviously not a slick politician, but it’s still false.

“I don’t care a whole lot about that part of it, because I knew when I got into politics that it would be rough. I got into it anyway because I love my country and had a beautiful vision of what we could do. I kind of expected the lies from the politicians, but the media –- you have a lot to answer for. Because YOU don’t like me, you have become a shameful propaganda machine for my opponents. You are to journalism what potted meat is to chateaubriand. And it doesn’t seem to matter to you how this might damage our country in the long run. You just wanted Americans to hate me.

“And now, because you did your job and some of them DO hate me, they may be on the verge of putting into power a group of people, those on the far left, who don’t know what in hell they are doing. I mean, they don’t. We can all see they don’t, unless pure anarchy really is what they want. They’ve shown they can’t run cities. They can’t run states. They won’t enforce the law. They’ll gladly take away your police AND your means to defend yourself.

And everywhere they look, they see racism that in most cases isn’t even there, except in their own minds. They don’t understand that in our country, in just the past several decades, most hearts and minds have changed drastically about race, which is fantastic. And it was only going to get better. It’s as if for some reason they weren’t comfortable with that and wanted to do something, quite deliberately, to make it worse again. I wonder why that is?

These people don’t care about law and order. They don’t care about your personal freedom. They don’t care about learning from history; they want to rewrite it to fit their own agenda, which is to tear down the results of hundreds of years of hard work and incredible advancement.

“Now, simply because some Americans don’t like ME, America is in jeopardy of losing everything that makes it...America. I want you to be aware of this when you cast your vote. PLEASE don’t put our beloved country into the hands of people who are set on destroying its very foundation, and I am not exaggerating, not one bit. I love this country. I’ve showed you the kinds of things I can do for this country, to make it better for all. We’ll get through this virus, and you know I’m the one who needs to be in charge of the vibrant recovery we’ll need afterwards.

So I’m asking for your vote. Remember, it has to be a landslide vote that can be counted right away because so many people will be mailing in their ballots –- vote in person! –-and it has be decisive to save this country from even more chaos. More is at stake now than almost ever before in the history of our country, and I know you realize that. Thank you with all my heart, and God bless America.

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  • Carol Butler

    10/16/2021 04:09 AM

    Ms Ainsworth's speech is powerful and full of truth. What a shame that it was not used.
    As for weather I miss President Trump....Yes, through tears shed for the America that I love every day since November 11, 2020.

  • david hartness

    10/15/2021 02:14 PM


  • Jim Greer

    10/15/2021 11:40 AM

    WOW!!! So many things l hadn’t thought about! Sad but true.

  • Paula Goepfert

    01/23/2021 11:10 PM

    This should still be sent to President Trump.

  • barbara miller

    01/23/2021 05:51 PM

    that was a great speech ,he should have listened.he might have been president still.

  • Donna M. Wiggs

    01/23/2021 01:13 PM

    Excellent letter!!! Truth !!!

  • David E Austin

    01/23/2021 01:01 PM

    Perfectly written.

  • Virginia M. Griffin

    01/23/2021 11:34 AM

    This would have been a great speech !! Regardless of who wanted to hear certainly goes to the heart of the matter!! We must stand firm in our faith !! And love of our country !!

  • Judy Dulski

    01/23/2021 10:53 AM

    I fervently wish this was the speech he had given. I am proud of all the things he accomplished. On 2nd thought I do believe the election was stolen do the speech might not have mattered

  • Ray Malouf

    01/23/2021 10:50 AM

    Oh how many wish that speach had been given. It shouldd be rewritten and given now.

  • Pamela Hain

    01/23/2021 10:36 AM

    First, thank you President Trump for all you have done.
    I have been silenced on Facebook for my “likes”. Biden has canceled the 1776 Commission. I am terrified of the future under Biden. I gave money to McConnell for the Senate race and he has betrayed me.

  • Kathleen Kernstock

    01/22/2021 11:48 PM

    Absolutely spot on, to the t. The president did say some of this, not nearly enough. And he did get a huge landslide. For biden to win, they had to cheat with fraud in multiple ways. They were caught red-handed, but given a free pass to destroy America and every freedom we have by the jealous RINOS infiltrating the GOP.

  • Eleanor Early

    01/22/2021 10:40 PM

    Wow, and I mean big double wow! What a speech! This should be plastered in every newspaper, magazine & posters on telephone poles! This needs to be read by every American!
    Especially our Congress!

  • Kenneth PRICE

    01/22/2021 10:32 PM

    I wish Trump had made that speech, it awesome and true!

  • Chery Hammer

    01/22/2021 09:02 PM

    Well said!

  • Melissa Sesta

    01/22/2021 07:54 PM

    President Trump is beyond reproach for his hard work to reach the level of accomplishments that he did
    This country is far better off because of it It’s truly sad and scary to see Biden come in to office on his first day and start screwing up 4 years of
    exceptional work Who cares if Mr Trump’s ‘personality’ isn’t same ole political humdrum that sounds like everybody else in DC He got the job done and with honesty and even some humor Quite frankly I like him His confidence is exactly what we need I wish him the very best and expect to see him as a private citizenship show us even more
    of his talents for getting things done for this country Go get ‘em Mr Trump??

  • Susan Stewart

    01/22/2021 07:46 PM

    I wish more people would have read between the lines. And realize that Trump being from New York acts like he’s from New York. A tough guy a loudmouth but with a heart for the American people. I know he did so many wonderful things for our country. I hate to see them being disintegrated in two days of executive orders to destroy what good he did in the four years under all that dissent as well. God bless President Trump and God bless America???? Pray for our country????

  • Jay Carter

    01/22/2021 07:39 PM

    Very good, but too long. Upfront addresses the issue that some people do not like Trump.

    The Presidency should be based on who would be best at protecting the US and its people, creating a strong economy that puts people to work and increases their standard of living,

    It should be the same as hiring the best doctor to replace your heart.

    It should have been repeated over and over.

  • David W Schoffstall

    01/22/2021 06:51 PM

    You’re right Mike. President Trump should have listened to Laura and many others who wanted him to tone down his rhetoric.

    Unfortunately, it wouldn’t have changed anything. Biden was right when he stated they had arranged the most significant voter fraud effort ever. In the end, the justice system and the political establishment were all in on the plan. There was nothing the rest of us or Trump could do to overcome the extent of the fraud.

    Mike, thanks for all you do. You are a great person and a voice of reason and comfort for many of us in these troubled times. Would love to see your show sometime.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/22/2021 06:44 PM

    I know I have stated this ad nauseam...but I will KEEP stating it.....which is if Trump had agreed with Arthur Brooks that the only answer to uniting this country was answering hatred with love, he wouldn't have had to worry ABOUT those who disliked him BECAUSE he answered hatred with hatred, rather than
    WITH (Christ's UNCONDITIONAL) love!

  • Joanne Mejia

    01/22/2021 06:41 PM

    If only! President Trump did an amazing job with this country. 75million voters are not counting him out. He’ll be back.

  • Susan Maxwell

    01/22/2021 06:38 PM

    I certainly agree with what Ainsworth wrote, but with the cheating going on (all the dumping of so called mail in votes) I’m not sure it would have changed anything if millions more had voted for Trump. So very sad because I truly believe Trump had the most votes.

  • Harriet Beebe Arrasmith

    01/22/2021 05:36 PM

    I don't know how I missed this when it first appeared. What a great piece of writing. Too bad he didn't take your advice, Laura.

  • James Falkenberg

    10/01/2020 07:02 PM

    Nailed it Laura. Now the "debate" is over and we see that "fair and balanced" isn't really fair and balanced. Anyway, great well thought out article...Mike should be proud.
    God Bless America

  • Jeffrey Tubello

    10/01/2020 12:18 PM

    Although he did not use your opening statement, he could have taken your suggestion and worked in the words and phrases throughout the debate. He would have been miles ahead. Because of his unwillingness to listen and follow the rules of the debate, he came across as a hothead and very unpresidential. Although I will still vote for him, he could have turned the entire debate on Biden's head by doing just what you suggested...and smiled once in a Reagan responded in one of his debates..."there you go again". This debate turned a number of undecideds against him. I have two in my family that are in this category. I hope he can recover, but time is dwindling.