Top GOP operative reveals why Trump is in such a hot mess: It’s ‘not a real presidential campaign’
On Monday morning, Dan Senor — former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman and key advisor to the George W. Bush administration and Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s 2012 presidential campaign — slammed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, saying it has descended into “chaos.”
Media Matters said that Senor was appearing on CBS News when he made the remarks to anchor Norah O’Donnell.
“Donald Trump saying he is going to finally give this major speech on Wednesday,” O’Donnell said, regarding the conflicting messages coming out of the Republican nominee’s campaign on immigration.
“Right,” said Senor.
“Supposedly clarifying this, but isn’t this muddling of the issue just bringing more attention what is a divisive issue for someone who’s trying to gain Hispanic voters?” O’Donnell asked.
“Absolutely,” Senor said. “Look, I don’t think they believe they’re actually going to reach significant numbers of Latino voters. I think they’re trying to reach white educated suburban middle class, upper middle class in the suburbs and exurbs where they’re suffering and Republicans can’t win without those voters.”
He continued, “So they’re trying to calm those voters down to say, ‘Look, we’re not as crazy and xenophobic as the media or our opponents say we are.’ But it also — just this uncertainty about his position. You guys just showed earlier on the show clips of his surrogates on TV all over the weekend. No two of them said the same thing about his immigration plan. It just speaks to the strains of not having a real presidential campaign. When you have a real presidential campaign, you have surrogates, you roll out policy, you coordinate. There’s none of that going on and it’s chaos.”
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