Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Trump Knows What He Knows-- Orders His Pathetic Surrogates To Suspend All Thinking 'Til November


Were you laughing when Trump whined it was inappropriate for surrogate and Adelson-nominee for Trumpish running-mate Newt Gingrich to defend Judge Gonzalo Curiel against Trump's bizarre racist onslaught? The Newtster responded by suggesting Trump might ride into the GOP convention on an elephant but later reversed himself entirely and said, "Trump's complaints about the judge... are valid and reflect a growing pattern of politicized justice." Huh? How did that happen?

Well... some of the hapless campaign surrogates he's given cash payments to-- like Florida Attorney General Pam Biondi, who dropped Florida's suit against Trump University for a $25,000 bribe, were told to intensify criticism of Judge Curiel, something that is driving most Republican office holders insane. The childish and thuggish Trump sees the world in terms of proving himself right in the series of personal spats he starts every waking hour. And he's dragging dragged the GOP into that world. According to Bloomberg reporters, rather than apologize or just let the issue die away, like most Republicans-- including his own campaign staff-- have urged, "an embattled Donald Trump urgently rallied his most visible supporters to defend his attacks on a federal judge's Mexican ancestry during a conference call on Monday in which he ordered them to question the judge's credibility and impugn reporters as racists."
"We will overcome," Trump said, according to two supporters who were on the call and requested anonymity to share their notes with Bloomberg Politics. "And I’ve always won and I’m going to continue to win. And that’s the way it is."

There was no mention of apologizing or backing away from his widely criticized remarks about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing cases against the Trump University real-estate program.

When former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer interrupted the discussion to inform Trump that his own campaign had asked surrogates to stop talking about the lawsuit in an e-mail on Sunday, Trump repeatedly demanded to know who sent the memo, and immediately overruled his staff.

"Take that order and throw it the hell out," Trump said.

Told the memo was sent by Erica Freeman, a staffer who circulates information to surrogates, Trump said he didn't know her. He openly questioned how the campaign could defend itself if supporters weren't allowed to talk.

"Are there any other stupid letters that were sent to you folks?" Trump said. "That's one of the reasons I want to have this call, because you guys are getting sometimes stupid information from people that aren't so smart."

Brewer, who was on the call with prominent Republicans like Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, interjected again. "You all better get on the page," she told him.

In response, Trump said that he aspired to hold regular calls with surrogates in order to coordinate the campaign's message, a role usually reserved for lower ranking staffers than the nominee himself.

The e-mailed memo, sent by Freeman on Sunday, was cc'd to campaign manager Corey Lewandowski; Hope Hicks, Trump's top communications staffer; and Rick Gates, a top aide to campaign chairman Paul Manafort. It informed surrogates that "they're not authorized to discuss matters concerning the Trump Organization including corporate news such as the Trump University case.”

"The best possible response is ‘the case will be tried in the courtroom in front of a jury-- not in the media,’” according to the e-mail, obtained by Bloomberg Politics.
We all need to look into this horrible small man's soul:

These soulless surrogates of his are all looking for jobs in his imaginary administration. I wonder at what point they realize it's a losing proposition they won't quickly rebound from and start abandoning him. What will be next-- and worse-- after Judge Curiel? Yesterday Sen. Mark Kirk un-endorsed Trump and one-time running-mate contender Morning Joe called for Republicans to figure out how to get away from him. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake told reporters Monday that Trump was "not my first choice nor my 17th choice... I hope to be able to support the nominee. I certainly can't right now." The best way to help stop Trump and the only way to actually make America great again... here:
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