We’ve frequently heard Donald Trump refer to himself as a “world-class businessman.” That’s been happening for decades. He’s told Republicans that he’ll put together the world’s smartest people in his cabinet. The problem with Trump’s world-class statements is that they’re self-serving. They aren’t based in fact. They aren’t reality.

While Trump attempts to wrap up the nomination, his campaign organization prevents him from wrapping it up because they’re incompetent, non-existent or they’re powerless to stop the egomaniac from making an ass of himself.

Megyn Kelly’s Wednesday night show offered proof that Trump’s campaign organization isn’t ready for prime time. Herman Cain was interviewed by Kelly to find out why Trump told Chris Matthews that women should be punished if they have an abortion. To be fair, Trump made this outrageous statement after Matthews posed a hypothetical question about a world where abortion was illegal. There’s so much there, it’s difficult to get to it all. Get ready for a lengthy post.

First, Corey Lewandowski should be fired for not hog-tying Trump and not letting him appear on Matthews’ show. There’s no upside in subjecting yourself to Matthews’ questions if you’re a Republican. Next, there’s the fact that most legislative candidates are better prepared to answer questions on the life issue than Trump apparently is. If you’re a pro-life Republican, you’re taught in candidate school (or earlier) how to handle those questions from frothing-at-the-mouth idiots like Matthews.

This video is frightening:

Here’s Cain’s response to Megyn’s question about Trump’s women should be punished statement:

Here’s what Stuart (Stevens) and many others in the Establishment don’t understand. They don’t understand the difference between a strategic statement and a tactical statement. You are very easily going to get tripped up over tactical statements. It happened to me.

Trump didn’t get tripped up on the abortion issue because he made a tactical statement on abortion, whatever that is. Trump tripped himself up because he didn’t know what he was talking about. That wasn’t Cain’s last gaffe. Here’s another:

I’m not going to defend that he may have made a misstatement. I’m not going to try to defend that. But what I am going to support is the fact that many of the things that he talks about are strategic and not down in the weeds with some of these tactical statements that people take and they run with it in order to be able to attack him.

Trump didn’t make a misstatement about abortion. He made a major mistake, one that might doom his campaign. I’m not suggesting that abortion is a hot-button issue this campaign. It isn’t. I’m saying that Trump’s answer was so pathetic that people will start questioning whether he’s had a serious thought about anything.

This is Cain’s biggest gaffe:

The way that around is the same way that he’s going to turn around the perception of black people and other minorities because, keep in mind many people in the media have spoon-fed the perception of Donald Trump relative to women, relative to blacks and relative to other minorities, that some people in the media want them to have of Donald Trump.

Catch that? According to Cain, Trump isn’t anti-woman, anti-black or anti-minority. It’s that the media is spoon-feeding voters with these misperceptions. The next part is simply jaw-dropping stupidity:

What I’m saying is that many of the soundbites that the mainstream media, not all of them but many of them, put out about Donald Trump have been anti-women messages, anti-black messages, anti-minority messages. Now, when Donald Trump gets to the point of getting his message out directed to those groups in a one-on-one situation, I think he’ll be able to turn that around.

That’s stunning. Trump has gotten an estimated $2,000,000,000 worth of free TV but Cain is arguing that Trump hasn’t gotten his message out? Seriously? The inescapable truth is that real campaigns raise money so they can get their message out to their targeted demographic groups. Part of a world-class campaign is offering solutions by telling people what policies he’ll implement. Trump won’t talk about policies because he won’t study the issues.

Simply put, Trump’s campaign organization is terrible to non-existent. Trump’s campaign is built on Trump’s cult of personality supporters. It isn’t built the right way. That’s why he’s having difficulty wrapping up the nomination.

2 Responses to “Trump’s political organization”

  • JerryE9 says:

    I’ll disagree on one small point. Is there any doubt in your mind that the media is out to take Trump down, and that they will selectively edit or publish anything that makes him look bad or is even mildly politically incorrect? Trump’s strong suit is getting through the media filter by saying things the media considers outrageous but make sense to a lot of “normal” people, and getting credit for using and abusing the media in that way. Unfortunately, he gives them so MUCH ammunition, because he has no control over his big yap, that it may at some point backfire on him.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Jerry, the problem with Trump is that little of what he says makes sense to anyone other than his most rabid supporters. His promise to bomb the s*** out of ISIS, then his switch to telling us he’d have Putin do it for us, was idiotic from the start.

    The point is that the media doesn’t have to sift through hours and hours of videotape to find goofy things that Trump’s said that day. Trump saying stupid or ill-informed things is the norm, not the exception. What’s worse is that Trump doesn’t say these things at private fundraisers. He’s saying them on cable networks for the whole world to see.

    The Trump campaign is dying. The Marquette Poll had him at 30% a month ago and 30% this month, too. Newt Gingrich had it right when he said that 30% in a crowded field is a good number but 30% in a 3-way race “is called losing.” Trump won’t seal this deal. It’s that simple.

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