“Trump never intended to be the candidate.”
Stephanie Cegielski was Trump’s top strategist but is now a defector.
She’s written an open letter explaining things:
I’ll say it again: Trump never intended to be the candidate. But his pride is too out of control to stop him now.
You can give Trump the biggest gift possible if you are a Trump supporter: stop supporting him.
He doesn’t want the White House. He just wants to be able to say that he could have run the White House. He’s achieved that already and then some. If there is any question, take it from someone who was recruited to help the candidate succeed, and initially very much wanted him to do so.
The hard truth is: Trump only cares about Trump.
My gut always said Trump didn’t truly want to be president. Being president is a shitty job with a lot of stress. POTUS doesn’t seem like a very Trump-y job.
I no longer felt that he was the leader the country was looking for, and I found myself longing — aching, really — for policy substance that went beyond building a wall and making Mexico pay for it. What were once bold — although controversial — statements now seemed to be attempts to please the crowds, not direction to lead this country to a better place. I began to realize his arrogance and isolation had taken over and were now controlling his message.
And here’s what he tapped into: the unprecedented, unbelievable anger.
Because we are all angry — and we all have a right to be. But Trump is not our champion. He would stab any one of his supporters in the back if it earned him a cent more in his pocket.
On one hand I appreciate Cegielski leaving the Trump campaign, but the fact that something inside her told her it was a good idea to support Trump in the first place makes me question how sound her judgement is.
Cegielski is an idiot, but the the problem is she thinks she’s merely a smart person who did a dumb thing.