On Monday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-N.Y.) fired his long-time campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. He even had security escort the former top staffer out of Trump Tower.
But now, Trump has a new campaign manager who’s definitely on top of his game. He has all the talking points down, and he knows how to avoid artfully answering any substantive questions about what Trump says and believes.
However, during an interview on Meet the Press, Paul Manafort may have revealed what most Americans already knew about his billionaire boss. Transcript via Meet The Press:
“Do you acknowledge that you’re behind both organizationally and in the polls?”
“No, I think because what you’re trying to do is comparing an 800-person organization in Brooklyn of Mrs. Clinton’s with an integrated system of the R.N.C. and the Trump campaign, which doesn’t appear on an F.E.C. report. We have hundreds, we have actually thousands of people in the battleground states, political organizers who are now in place, we have state organizations that are in place, we have our campaign plans in place, we have our budgets in place.”
It sounds like the Trump campaign is on top of their game. What about the candidate? How knowledgeable is Trump when it comes to what’s going on inside his own campaign? Manafort answers that question:
“…And the good thing is, we have a candidate who doesn’t need to figure out what’s going on in order to say what he wants to do. So our campaign is organized. We’re ready, we’re going to have a good convention, and we’re confident that we are not behind the Clinton campaign. They’re muscle-bound. We’re not.”
Skip to 5:55 in the video to avoid falling asleep.
Wait…hold up, rewind?
“…We have a candidate who doesn’t need to figure out what’s going on in order to say what he wants to do.”
Well, that just about sums up Donald Trump in a nutshell.
Just like with terrorism, Brexit, the economy, trade, immigration, abortion, and every other issue important to the American people, Trump doesn’t need to know “what’s going on” to say whatever he feels like saying. And that is the textbook definition of ignorance.
Maybe someone should make “what’s going on” Trump’s new slogan? Maybe someone already did.
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