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underahedgerow

(1,232 posts)
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:36 AM Mar 2016

GREAT Article; An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector.

Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well.

"Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it.See original image

The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy.

It pains me to say, but he is the presidential equivalent of Sanjaya onAmerican Idol. President Trump would be President Sanjaya in terms of legitimacy and authority."

BY STEPHANIE CEGIELSKI

Great article, more at link http://wp.me/p7hrwY-jz

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GREAT Article; An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector. (Original Post) underahedgerow Mar 2016 OP
Wow. chwaliszewski Mar 2016 #1
Right? Same here. I always felt he just got caught in his own trap of fame and narcissism. underahedgerow Mar 2016 #4
Damn very interesting gabeana Mar 2016 #2
For many of his supporters, Trump is a protest vote davidn3600 Mar 2016 #6
Non-sense... Ohio Joe Mar 2016 #7
They may very well be racist and xenophobic davidn3600 Mar 2016 #8
Which either answers a LOT of questions or raises a lot of fears for the future of the underahedgerow Mar 2016 #10
K&R nt avebury Mar 2016 #3
I think its fake retrowire Mar 2016 #5
Waiting for Trump to respond. Turborama Mar 2016 #9

underahedgerow

(1,232 posts)
4. Right? Same here. I always felt he just got caught in his own trap of fame and narcissism.
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:04 AM
Mar 2016

Nice to be validated.

gabeana

(3,166 posts)
2. Damn very interesting
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:42 AM
Mar 2016

but why do these idiots think he is self made "A man who sat in a Manhattan high-rise he had built, making waves as a straight talker with a business background,"

he is anything but self made, he is what is wrong with this country a wealthy scion who thinks he earned it, just like the Bush clan and so many others

 

davidn3600

(6,342 posts)
6. For many of his supporters, Trump is a protest vote
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:44 AM
Mar 2016

Most of his supporters want to put up a great big "fuck you" to the Republican establishment. And this is the only way they see to do that. This is a grassroots revolt and the establishment has lost control of the party.
This is why nothing seems to hurt Trump. He can say whatever outrageous things he wants and his voters will continue to support him because they are fed up with the elitists running their party.

And this has been brewing for awhile. The libertarian and Tea Party wings have been getting increasingly angry over the last few election cycles. It's now a civil war.

Ohio Joe

(21,726 posts)
7. Non-sense...
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:54 AM
Mar 2016

Most of little stumpy's supporters are racist, xenophobic asshats that are stupid enough to believe his bullshit.

 

davidn3600

(6,342 posts)
8. They may very well be racist and xenophobic
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:58 AM
Mar 2016

But you are blind if you don't see that the GOP is in a civil war right now.

underahedgerow

(1,232 posts)
10. Which either answers a LOT of questions or raises a lot of fears for the future of the
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 10:40 AM
Mar 2016

USA. I'm not even sure which one is worse anymore.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
5. I think its fake
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:30 AM
Mar 2016

I can't buy someone being supportive of Trump through all that immorality, and then when Trump says he can end Isis and only he alone can do it being the breaking point?

Then, after being his communications director and being so elated and proud of Trump in the beginning of the article, he goes on to shame anyone for liking Trump? He liked Trump himself! He still talks of Trump affectionately as if "Oh Trump is his worst enemy and if you really love him, you'll leave him alone"

I mean, no doubt that Trumps ego is carrying his campaign but, I'm just not buying this flip floppy affection from the author.

Turborama

(22,109 posts)
9. Waiting for Trump to respond.
Tue Mar 29, 2016, 09:18 AM
Mar 2016

If he doesn't I reckon it means this former "top strategist" has something on him and is being gentle.

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