SECRET: TRUMP DEBATE PREP PLANS 1:
1) Always be sure to bring the briefing books on the plane so they believe that you aren’t preparing;
2) Kellyanne has reduced the foreign & domestic policy info to brief twenty word “MiniCards” that you can easily memorize;
3) You may be asked a question not on the MiniCards. Pivot to:
-General boasting: “I will be the best at this!" “They have been the worst at this!” etc. This draws attention away from your lack of knowledge;
-Change the Subject: Try to avoid the fact that you are covering for a lack of knowledge. Create rage to divert attention;
-Promise, promise, promise: Promise jobs. Promise that you will eliminate ISIS. Promise anything. Truth, fact, & follow through, as you know from long experience, are irrelevant. Media are easily fooled by this.
4) Provoke and Divert:
-You have the MiniCard phrases that, for the media, will make you sound informed.
When pressed on issues of actual depth: Provoke and divert. Attack in any way–the truth of the attack, as you know, does not matter.
Media, especially cable networks, will be drawn to the “conflict” & thereby easily duped, describing you as “surprisingly knowledgeable” “characteristically combative”, etc.
They will not realize you are covering for lack of knowledge.
5) If pressed for substance & facts in questions and followups, use the Four GoTos :
a) GoTo1: Claim that you are “the best," regardless of topic; your opponent “the worst;”
b) GoTo2: Claim that you are being treated unfairly;
c) GoTo3: Use the phrase “some people have mentioned” followed by a personal attack;
d) GoTo4: Repeat the phrase “Believe me.”