I’m not a fan of James Carville, but it was kinda brilliant to plant this thought in Trump’s empty head:
Carville on Trump: "They’re a pack of grifters. His campaign manager got two condos, a Ferrari, a yacht, a Range Rover and they’re all just fleecing the campaign. This is all about making money and they’re going in there and giving him fake polls."pic.twitter.com/rigtoZHt5w
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) May 7, 2020
Trump’s entire commercial and political career has centered on committing fraud and fleecing the tragically stupid, so the suggestion that he might be the mark would be absolutely galling to him. If reports of Trump going off on campaign manager Brad Parscale after receiving bad polling news and subsequently being mollified by revised polls are accurate, Trump’s foul feathers were already ruffled. Perhaps the jibe landed because the Ferrari owner tweeted an unintentionally hilarious retort:
For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc.
In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time. pic.twitter.com/aJgCNfx1m0
— Brad Parscale – Download our Trump 2020 App today! (@parscale) May 7, 2020
Always figured there was a kid somewhere who grew up wanting to be Grand Moff Tarkin. Now we know.