Legendary former Notre Dame Football Coach, and Donald Trump supporter, Lou Holtz has some off-field advice for the GOP nominee on turning his campaign around.
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âWell, I think he can, but if he is going to, not only do his supporters have to vote for him, they better go out and recruit an awful lot of other people. I think this is the most important election of my lifetime and Iâm an old manâ Holtz told the FOX Business Networkâs Maria Bartiromo.
The 79 year old Holtz then explained what he would say if he were running Trumpâs campaign.
âIâd say you must take your message to the people and focus on what youâre going to do. Thatâs why the lord put eyes in front of your head instead of the back. Understand you arenât going to get fair coverage in the media and itâs going to be up to you to get your people out and to believeâ.
Holtz viewed the negative media spin as a factor behind Trump losing ground in recent political polls.
âI defy you to find me a positive comment about Donald Trump in a major newspaper or on a major TV network other than Fox in the last two months. Now, when he was running, it was obvious the media wanted him to be the nominee, because they supported him, put him on TV. Once he got it, now theyâre doing everything but tear him down. You canât find a positive thing and you arenât going to tell me all the success he has thereâs not a lot of positive things.â
According to Holtz the media has portrayed Trump as someone that canât be trusted, but he says Americans are more frustrated with Washington, D.C., including the recent allegations that the $400 million paid to Iran was in exchange for U.S. prisoners.
âTrust is absolutely critical and I think people are tired of what happens in Washington. Donât tell me that wasnât ransom, donât lie to me. You know, you lie to me because you insult my intelligence, you donât think Iâm smart enough to handle the truth or you donât think Iâm strong enough. Tell me the truth. And the truth does not come out of Washington.â