While Sean Hannity is still drinking the Trump kool aid, one of the conservative network’s only real journalists, Chris Wallace, was more realistic about the Republican nominee’s disastrous post-convention performance.
Over the last two weeks, Trump has made gaffe after gaffe, including attacking the Khan family, who lost their son Captain Humayun Khan when he sacrificed his life for his fellow American soldiers in Iraq. Trump has also refused to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan, who faces a tough primary challenge in Wisconsin.
Both gaffes have angered Republican leaders and has caused many Republicans to reject Trump.
But Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is either delusional or just plain lied when he claimed that the Republican Party “is united.”
“Do we agree on everything? No. Mr. Trump is an outsider, he hasn’t been a part of the political system, so his relationships with the leadership of the party are not as deep and long as traditionally would be with the Republican nominee. But that’s not to say he doesn’t have good relations.”
Wallace was unconvinced because he knows the facts. So when he appeared on America’s Newsroom on Friday he smacked Manafort and Trump with reality after Bill Hemmer asked if Manafort is right that Trump’s campaign will improve.
“Well, I suppose it’s improving if you consider that he’s no longer in a fight with a Gold Star family, but no, these are bad numbers, and it isn’t early in the campaign,” Wallace laughingly said, noting that Trump’s bad week has been “self-inflicted.”
“The party is not united,” he continued. Wallace explained that swing state polls look very bleak for Trump and pointed out that many Republicans refuse to endorse him. One GOP member of Congress is even running anti-Trump ads to distance himself from the toxic billionaire.
Indeed, it may be too late for Trump to turn his sinking ship around because the Olympic Games are about to get underway and Americans will turn their attention away from politics to watch, which means the last impression of Trump that Americans get is a bad one. The next opportunity Trump will have to save his campaign will be in September during the first debate between himself and Hillary Clinton.
“We’re post-convention, to a certain degree the campaign is going to kind of freeze in place for the next couple of weeks while people watch the Olympics and do something sensible instead of focusing on politics. And the next big event won’t be until late September when you have the first presidential debate.”
Here’s the video via YouTube.
And that’s assuming Trump doesn’t find an excuse to skip the debate like the coward he is.
As Fox reported at the start of the video, Trump is getting destroyed by Clinton in one national poll by 15 points and by nine points in another. Clearly, Trump’s campaign is suffering from all the gaffes he has made since the convention, he’s just too egotistical and narcissistic to admit it.
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