If you were wondering what’s going on inside the Trump for President campaign in light of the massive missteps made by the candidate last week, a leaked internal memo shows that the staff is indeed in damage control mode and trying to buck up their own confidence.
The memo, which was obtained by the Washington Post, urges Trump and others in the campaign to ignore the criticism coming from numerous quarters and instead takes shots at the media for their coverage of Trump over the past several days:
“America is sick of them. Their idiotic attacks just remind voters why they hate the Washington Establishment.
“Donald Trump 1. Washington Establishment/Media 0.”
The memo was written by Senior Trump advisor Barry Bennett, and it has plenty of hyperbole and downright odd observations, complete with polling data which may or may not be true:
I’ve been involved in enough campaigns over the past two decades to know when someone is trying to rebuild morale internally after a bad series of events. This memo reads exactly that way. See, the Trump insiders know that the other data which was released last week–data which shows him losing by a historic margin in a general election–is not going to change. You simply do not budge the Electoral College map when you’re behind in nearly every state in the country, including Utah, one of the most conservative states in the nation.
Also, with the Wisconsin primary just a day away and Trump trailing Ted Cruz by 10 points or more in the latest polls, you can almost feel the momentum slipping away from the Donald and his entire operation. He has flip-flopped at least four times on the issue of abortion over the last week, said he would not rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe or the Middle East, and seen his campaign manager arrested and charged with battery. None of this is the kind of thing a campaign wants to deal with.
We always knew Trump’s rise to the top could not be sustained, mainly because the candidate does not know when to shut up and not make the situation worse. Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, and he appears poised for a fall which would rival that taken by Icarus in Greek mythology.
Have fun, Donald. The worst is yet to come.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.