June 17, 2019
You know, to punish them for “hacking the elections” when they allegedly bought twenty thousand dollars of cringy Facebook ads? Now, don’t get me wrong, people should be punished for posting cringe.
But even by my strict standards, that was a step too far.
Also, remember when they accused Russia of doing what they themselves were planning on doing?
This should go in the dictionary as a textbook example of projection.
Basically, we are all scratching our heads at this point trying to figure out whether Trump is a traitor, whether he’s completely in the dark, or whether he’s gone completely mad.
Keep those three options in mind as you read this:
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is cutting ties with some of its own pollsters after leaked internal polling showed the president trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in critical 2020 battleground states, according to a person close to the campaign.
The move comes after NBC News obtained new details from a March internal poll that found Trump trailing Biden in 11 key states.
Firing people who bring you the bad news – the inability to distinguish between the messenger and the message – is usually a very worrying sign.
Now, perhaps Trump was simply embarrassed by the polling data finding its way into the hands of the press and lashed out without thinking.
But keep in mind that this is the same Trump who runs the leakiest White House in living memory. Everyone that Jared has hired brags about how easy it is to run circles around the hapless Trump, as they leak damaging info to the press.
But a person familiar with the inner workings of the Trump campaign shared more details of the data with NBC News, showing the president trailing across swing states seen as essential to his path to re-election and in Democratic-leaning states where Republicans have looked to gain traction. The polls also show Trump underperforming in reliably red states that haven’t been competitive for decades in presidential elections.
A separate person close to the Trump re-election team told NBC News Saturday that the campaign will be cutting ties with some of its pollsters in response to the information leaks, although the person did not elaborate as to which pollsters would be let go.
If this was actually just a case of Trump trying to keep a tight ship, it would be a departure from his usual policy of letting the den of vipers in the White House run circles around him.
But let’s hear Trump’s take on the situation.
The president denied the existence of any negative polling during comments last week in the Oval Office, saying his campaign has “great internal polling” and saying the numbers reported were from “fake polls.”
“We are winning in every single state that we’ve polled. We’re winning in Texas very big. We’re winning in Ohio very big. We’re winning in Florida very big,” he said.
And there you have it, folks.
We have a mad president in the White House.