Officials for President Donald Trump’s campaign are increasingly pessimistic about their chances of getting the needed 270 electoral votes, and many of them are already pointing fingers at one another.
According to Axios’s Jonathan Swan, “three senior Trump advisers who recently talked to campaign manager Bill Stepien walked away believing he thinks they will lose” the 2020 race, despite Trump’s shock come-from-behind victory against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Furthermore, sources tell Swan that “the Trump campaign is filled with internal blaming and pre-spinning of a potential loss, accelerating a dire mood that’s driven by a daily barrage of bleak headlines” over the past several weeks.
Some campaign sources tell Swan that they are baffled by the campaign’s decision to continue “half-assed” ad spending in Wisconsin even though the campaign now believes that state is already out of reach.
However, defenders of Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien tell Swan that he’s still spending miniscule amounts in out-of-reach states because he knows “Trump would inevitably blow up at him if he were to read newspaper stories that he was going off the air in a Rust Belt battleground.”
In fact, many of Swan’s sources say that Trump, not Stepien, is primarily to blame for the campaign’s fading fortunes.
“A lot of this is the president himself,” one adviser said. “You can’t heal a patient who doesn’t want to take the diagnosis.”
Stephen Colbert details ‘petty’ Trump’s 46-minute ‘pants-filling tantrum’ to ‘kamikaze MAGA dead-enders’
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert walked through President Donald Trump's recent 46-minute Facebook rant in an epic opening monologue Wednesday night.
Thursday will mark one month since the election, and "the president has spent that entire time throwing a loud, pants-filling tantrum," said Colbert. "If we don't change presidents soon, he's going to get a rash."
He explained that the world had been subjected to Trump's "call to arms" for his supporters, seeking to overthrow the election and nullify the will of the people.
‘Book her on Jeanine Pirro’: Witness ridiculed after going viral during Giuliani’s Michigan hearing
Rudy Giuliani's election fraud hearing went off the rails Wednesday evening as one woman monopolized the comments section with a series of rants.
“That poll book is off by 100,000!” claimed the woman. “Why don’t you look at the registered voters on there? … what was the turnout rate, 120 percent?”
Some speculated if the woman was intoxicated while others wondered if she'd been using Gov. Rick Perry's "smart glasses" as a talking stick. One Michigander explained, however, that some people in the state simply talk that way.
Trump witness at Rudy’s Michigan hearing demands photo ID because ‘all Chinese look alike’
President Donald Trump's latest election fraud "hearing" in Michigan brought together a motley crew of witnesses including one woman who went off on a rant about photo ID.
Michigan requests a photo ID but doesn't mandate it to vote. But that isn't enough for one woman who said it's necessary to tell Chinese people apart.
"I think all Chinese look alike, so how would you tell?" she asked.
If the woman at the hearing has a hard time telling the difference between Chinese people, she may also have trouble looking at a photo of a person and telling if they're the same person on the ID. Voter rolls also don't have photos of the voter included in them.