July 15, 2016

WE KNOW WHO WE DON'T WANT TAKING THAT 3AM PHONE CALL:

The Keystone Cop Candidate  :  Trump's VP announcement has been a mess. (Nancy LeTourneau, July 15, 2016, Washington Monthly)


First of all, the rumors were flying yesterday that Pence would be his choice. Apparently that didn't sit well with the candidate.

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell has more reporting here: "Sources tell me that Donald Trump was watching news coverage from his Beverly Hills home Thursday and was described as surprised and 'irritated' that leaks were identifying Gov. Pence as his choice early in the day."

That's not the story they want getting out there, so they came up with another one. [...]

Then this morning, Trump tweeted the announcement up above. To make matters worse, now we hear this:

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Sources tell me @realDonaldTrump was on phone till midnight making calls, asking if he could change course on VP pick
2:22 PM - 15 Jul 2016
  1,401 1,401 Retweets   1,131 1,131 likes

The campaign had two jobs this month. One was to roll out their VP nomination. We've seen how they handled that. The other is to plan the Republican Convention. It isn't going any better.

Remember when we heard that the speakers were going to be people like Mike Ditka and Mike Tyson? Not gonna happen. Then this week all the chatter was about Tim Tebow having a speaking slot. Here he is saying, "No can do."

Beyond speakers, the convention is apparently short on cash due to the exit of so many major corporate sponsors. So the host committee had to go hat in hand to Sheldon Adelson for a $6 million bailout.

Posted by at July 15, 2016 6:53 PM

  

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