Monday, November 7, 2016

Trump insiders, via NY Times leaks, sandbag the boss

A team of New York Times reporters went long with a devastating, behind-the-scenes account of Donald Trump's disintegrating psyche, and the message from Trump insiders talking so freely to the media the boss loves to hate is an obvious plea and warning:

Defeat him!
Trump at lectern before backdrop with elements of logo "TRUMP"
A campaign team dedicated to the candidate and winning the White House for him would never give the country's most influential newspaper anecdote after anecdote that undermines the boss's competency, state of mind and campaign's coherence:
...Mr. Trump still privately muses about all the ways he will punish his enemies after Election Day, including a threat to fund a “super PAC” with vengeance as its core mission.
His polished older daughter, Ivanka, sat for a commercial intended to appeal to suburban women who have recoiled from her father’s incendiary language. But she discouraged the campaign from promoting the ad in news releases, fearing that her high-profile association with the campaign would damage the businesses that bear her name.
Advisers cut loose from the campaign months ago, like Corey Lewandowski, still talk to the candidate frequently, offering advice that sometimes clashes with that of the current leadership team... 
Not even staff members who volunteer to be dismissed are let go. The senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, offered to resign after he was spotted at a Las Vegas strip club the night before the final presidential debate. The offer was rejected.
Campaign staffs are supposed to spin media and voters towards the candidate, but in this case they and others with knowledge of what is happening in the war room, on board the plane and inside the candidate's head are spinning voters away from Donald Trump because they know he is not up to being President.

Consider yourselves warned.


Betsey said...

yet Kelly-Anne!! keeps defending him.

Anonymous said...

I see that yesterday, one of Trump's supporters made the same doofus-ey goof that our beloved governor did -- said "Mazel Tov" instead of "Molotov."

Good Lord. This is what happens when your party denigrates the importance of edjuermikation!