June 6, 2016

Uh oh. It appears that all is not well behind the scenes in the Trump campaign. Say is isn't so? With an orange faced leader with the temperament of a 4 year old, one would expect nothing but smooth sailing behind the scenes.

Just kidding. I fully expect it to be like Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies meets Idiocracy. And it appears my analysis isn't far off.

MSNBC's Katy Tur reports that the Trump campaign is lacking serious infrastructure to run the campaign and that many staffers are upset over Trump's racial attacks on federal judges. Really?

The title of her piece is "Donald Trump doesn't have a campaign" which causes the panel to stifle laughter. Because really, that is the most honest assessment so far.

Katy goes on to say:

"The campaign is saying that they are trying to grow the operation and they will be growing the operation, we are told that there should be some new hires..."

Wait, we are less than 5 months from the actual election and he is just now looking to hire people? We don't see this from the Clinton team.

Katy adds:

"They don't really have a communications team...they have one person, Hope Hicks, who is dealing with the hundreds of media requests that he is getting every day, and they have no rapid response."

This was clear last week, when Trump had no response to Clinton's blistering speech attacking Trump on Thursday. All he did was send out this pathetic tweet:

Katy also says that she is hearing lots more from internal sources about the racist comments Trump has been making, that aides are calling it:

"extraordinarily frustrating to them, that they believe these are the kinds of things that will end up sinking the campaign and that the biggest hurdle is the candidate himself"

It appears that the aides are smarter than the candidate.

Update: (Karoli) The aides may be smarter than the candidate, but he's still in charge and just issued marching orders to surrogates to ramp things up. NOW.

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.

The "people that aren't so smart" are his own campaign staffers. At least, the ones who are left.

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