Eagle Hill Consulting’s executive vice president and managing director, Brian M. Schreiber, gave a presentation at a private meeting in New York City on Thursday night, explaining the firm’s strategy to increase its influence with President Donald Trump.
“We have been working with President Trump for more than a year,” Schreib said.
“I am here to tell you that this is not just a ‘buzzword’ thing.
This is a strategic plan to get Trump elected, to build Trump’s presidency and ultimately to help you win.”
The president and his administration have been heavily criticized by progressive groups and many in the media for his policies, but SchreIB said that Trump supporters have been more supportive of his presidency than the public.
“The numbers that you’re seeing are very, very different than the polls,” he said.
The president’s approval rating has dropped dramatically from the 80 percent mark he reached during his first six months in office to just 23 percent now.
The surge in Trump’s popularity is due in part to the fact that the president has been tweeting his thoughts more frequently, which has been making it easier for supporters to share the president’s tweets.
The number of Trump tweets posted per day, per hour has more than doubled since Trump’s inauguration, from one per day in January to four per hour in March.
“He is tweeting about everything.
I have not seen anything quite like it since he took office,” Schriiber said.
Trump has also been able to target the grassroots of the Democratic Party, including a new website launched last month that has promoted Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, over Trump’s opponents.
“It’s been very helpful for the Democrats, because we have not had a big influx of support like we did before,” Schremmer said.
Many of Trump’s supporters also support his attacks on immigration and have embraced his campaign rhetoric, including his call to deport undocumented immigrants who are not U.S. citizens.
“When he says, ‘You have to go back, you have to come home,’ I think people want to be able to say, ‘Oh, that’s what I’m thinking,’ ” Schreibaiter said.
Schremiber said that Eagle Hill will likely hire more consultants over the coming months to help build Trump supporters’ influence, which could include creating a network of “bundlers” to help promote Trump’s messages.
He also emphasized that Eagle is not an official White House office.
“This is not a paid job,” Schrebber said.
He said he was not paid by the firm to speak to the president.
Eagle Hill is also planning to start using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter in a bid to boost the influence of the president among his supporters.
“A lot of people have taken a cue from the Obama White House, where they use Twitter and Facebook, and they’re getting really good at that, too,” Schrib said, referring to the social media and Facebook influence of President Barack Obama.
“And the reason why is, we’re doing the same thing we did during the Obama presidency, but now it’s going to be amplified.
We’re going to use all of these different tools to get the message out.”