Veteran Political Reporters Tweets Show a Campaign in Crisis
Political reporters following Donald Trump increasingly have been sharing the inner workings of the disorganized, unplanned, poorly-funded Republican nominee's campaign, and now they're painting a picture of a candidate about to destroy his White House bid, and perhaps his team in the process.
CNBC and New York Times reporter John Harwood Tuesday night posted this stunning revelation to Twitter, in which he says someone close to Trump's campaign manager characterizes to staff as "suicidal":
longtime ally of Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign manager: "Manafort not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal."â€” John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 3, 2016
Harwood in the video above details the Trump campaign crisis.
NBC News reporter Ali Vitali corroborates Harwood's reporting:
A Trump campaign source, in reax to this, tells me "it's all true" and "way worse than people realize." https://t.co/nvioNcjMCJâ€” Ali Vitali (@alivitali) August 3, 2016
CNN's Brian Stelter says, "Trump campaign right now? Seems like it's leaking like a sieve":
Context for some of these Trumpworld leaks: Frustrated aides trying to communicate with Trump through the media? https://t.co/HBPD5zDwGpâ€” Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 3, 2016
Stelter doubled down on his comments:
The Trump campaign is leaking like a sieve... https://t.co/e5Wu01RDvWâ€” Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 3, 2016
Reports are so widespread Trump was forced to acknowledge them and push back - at 5:14 AM EDT today:
There is great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before. I want to thank everyone for your tremendous support. Beat Crooked H!â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2016
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