Staffers for the Donald Trump campaign have revealed to the New York Post, along with other media outlets, that Trump just keeps getting “nuttier and nuttier” and the inside feeling in Trump’s campaign is total panic.
The people speaking to the Post remained anonymous, and one emphasized that the candidate’s behavior is worse than outside observers realize.
This unnamed staffer told the Post:
‘I did not think [Trump would] be great in a general election, and thought there’d be episodes of paranoia/irrationality, but this is surprising for me. Trump is getting nuttier and nuttier’
Trump is refusing to listen to the Republican insiders who are trying to put him in the White House and who are, in the meantime, attempting to salvage their party. For the Americans opposed to the very idea of a Trump presidency, this might be a good thing.
The problem is that there remains the distinct possibility that a freak accident could put Trump in the White House.
For example, either one of the most prominent third party candidates could actually ride their current surge in support all the way to the general election. With Libertarian Gary Johnson at around 13 percent in some polls, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein looking at the possibility of a poll number spike as she welcomes former Sanders supporters, the possibility is real for one of the two — or both — to pull millions of votes from Hillary Clinton, handing the election to Donald Trump.
Most of those who will end up voting for a third party candidate don’t care about the impact of their vote on whether or not Trump wins. They proudly proclaim that they will “vote their conscience” regardless of the outcome.
Trump as President, however, will continue to ignore the experienced voices of reason looking to advise him on life and death issues. Just this week, reports came out that revealed that, while in a foreign policy briefing, Trump asked at least three times why he couldn’t “just use nukes” to solve the nation’s problems.
Donald Trump is not going to magically become a different person if he’s elected President of the United States. He lacks the basic temperament to seriously handle the issues of world peace and stability which confront the man or woman who holds what is effectively the most powerful office in the world.
Still, there remain people who don’t take Trump seriously. Sure, he isn’t Adolf Hitler.
Actually, he’s Donald Trump — and slowly but surely the private behavior is coming to light that he has maintained throughout his business career and seeks to force on the United States.
The unnamed staffer quoted above wasn’t the only one to come out to expose Trump’s private behavior.
CNBC’s John Harwood quoted another unnamed campaign insider as saying:
‘Manafort not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.’
Paul Manafort is Trump’s campaign manager, installed late in the primary season and overseeing Trump’s attempt to become a real and legitimate candidate.
Republican leaders are renewing their angst at the candidate as well, since Trump has refused to back either US Representative Paul Ryan or US Senator John McCain. Both men are looking to renew their Congressional seat and facing stiff opposition.
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