A ‘livid’ Trump fires three of his campaign pollsters after leak of unflattering poll numbers
Trump, for his part, had called the leaked polls “fake news” while insisting that the real and more recent internal numbers were, of course, “great.” (He also instructed his staff to deny that the bad numbers existed.)
Donald and/or the campaign have now decided on a proper punishment for this monumental act of betrayal (that is, contradicting a favorite Trump narrative): It’s firin’ time. The Washington Post reports that his campaign is “severing its relationship” with campaign polling team members Brett Lloyd, Mike Baselice, and Adam Geller, keeping only pollsters Tony Fabrizio and John McLaughlin on board. There is as of yet no word on how that decision was reached, but presumably it is because Fabrizio and McLaughlin have a more successful history of polishing the man’s boots.
Delusion always comes before the fall. Fascism rising.