In a move that will doom the Republican Party, Trump fired his campaign manager to run as full blown racist who will relentlessly push conspiracy theories just like he did in the GOP primary.
Robert Costa of The Washington Post provided some insight into why Trump turned his campaign over to the boss of Breitbart News:
Trump’s stunning decision effectively ended the months-long push by campaign chairman Paul Manafort to moderate Trump’s presentation and pitch for the general election. And it sent a signal, perhaps more clearly than ever, that the real-estate magnate intends to finish this race on his own terms, with friends who share his instincts at his side.
Bannon, in phone calls and meetings, has been urging Trump for months to not mount a fall campaign that makes Republican donors and officials comfortable, the aides said. Instead, Bannon has been telling Trump to run more fully as an outsider and an unabashed nationalist.
Trump has listened intently to Bannon and agreed with him, believing that voters will ultimately want a presidential candidate who represents disruption more than a candidate with polished appeal, the aides said.
The demotion of Paul Manafort happened because Trump wants to be the winging it racist who calls Mexicans rapists and threatens to ban all Muslims.
Manafort had been trying to get Trump to be more professional and change his tone. The removal of his campaign manager suggests that we have seen the end of TelePromTer Trump and the consistent return of the raving lunatic who says whatever pops into his head.
Today’s moves are the second major shakeup of the Trump campaign in a matter of months. The Trump campaign will be floating conspiracy theories and racism for the remainder of the presidential election. Any hopes that Republicans had of Trump trying to behave as a semi-human being to help them keep the House and Senate are gone.
Donald Trump wants to run with what got him the Republican nomination, which is full blown racism and white nationalism.
Trump doesn’t understand that what worked in the primary won’t work in the general election.
The Republican nominee’s doubling down on his refusal to change just doomed the Republican Party to defeat on Election Day.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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