Donald Trump has abruptly canceled scheduled campaign events in Colorado, Oregon, and Nevada as questions grow over what is going on with the Republican nominee’s campaign.
After cancelling a heavily promoted speech on immigration in Colorado, the Trump campaign announced that they were canceling a scheduled rally in Nevada:
Trump Nevada campaign confirms the Friday campaign rally at South Point in Las Vegas has been cancelled for unspecified reasons.
— Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) August 22, 2016
Trump blamed the flooding in Louisiana for canceling a rally and fundraiser that was scheduled in Portland, OR.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has canceled his Aug. 31 rally and fundraiser in Portland.
Trump’s Oregon campaign director, Jacob G. Daniels, said scheduling changes surrounding Trump’s trip to tour flooding in Louisiana forced the cancellation.
Trump has replaced the Colorado event with another hourlong appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
There is no evidence at this point, but the greatest irony of all would be if Trump had to cancel these events because he wasn’t healthy enough and lacked the stamina to campaign on a full schedule.
A more realistic assumption is that the schedule shakeup is just more turmoil and drama coming from Donald Trump’s unstable personality.
At a time when the Republican nominee should hitting swing states, Nevada is actually fairly close according to the polls, and Republicans once dreamed of winning Colorado, Trump is canceling events in swing states.
The Trump campaign is spending very little on ads, has no serious field operation, and now Trump is campaigning less.
One has to wonder if Donald Trump is still trying. Maybe the reality television billionaire is on the verge of taking his ball and going home. Either way, Republicans are trapped in more Trump turmoil.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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