Mark Halperin is nearly giddy with joy over Corey Lewandowski's firing because he finally has a scapegoat for the fascist's behavior. Also, too, he's probably really anxious to land a seat on Trump's campaign plane. Maybe the one the Washington Post vacated, you think?
Apparently Halperin is a big fan of Paul Manafort, Putin's pal. After noting that there was bad blood between Manafort and Lewandowski, Halperin got a little giddy. "This now presumably turns things over to Paul Manafort to make the kind of personnel changes he wants to make," he speculated.
This is where I remind you that Paul Manafort is a guy who has worked as a campaign consultant for some really shady characters, including Putin's puppet in Ukraine.
"With Lewandowski departing, there's now a chance for the campaign to both, as I said, turn the page on the narrative of things and say yes, we understand things are not going the right way" he celebrated, "And for those associated with Paul Manafort to make the kind of changes and the kind of hiring decisions that they wanted to make."
Because surely hiring a bunch of mainstream consultants will make a fascist look like a Republican, right? RIGHT?
Halperin continued on in his fantasy, imagining a campaign where they let the fascist be a fascist while running a "more traditional" political campaign. (Insert laugh-till-you-cry emoji here x 1000)
"You still need a consistent message and message discipline," Halperin asserted, "And part of the challenge of managing Donald Trump is he goes out on the campaign trail, rarely did Paul Manafort travel with him, where he doesn't really carry a cell phone that he uses regularly, doesn't have email, and says whatever he wants."
You cannot let a fascist be a fascist and run a traditional campaign, Mark Halperin. It's simply not possible. Donald Trump is not going to be a "mainstream candidate" ever. THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, WRIT LARGE.
And Bloomberg News pays this guy all kinds of money to say these things, too. I can only conclude that Halperin wants that coveted seat on Trump's plane so he can write the tell-all after Trump goes down in flames.