Americans Against the Tea Party:
A former Trump strategist penned a scathing open letter blasting the GOP front-runner, while addressing the hotel magnate’s supporters, too.
“I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far,” Stephanie Cegielski wrote in a post which was published on XOJane. “And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all.”
‘Trump never intended to be the candidate, but his pride is too out of control to stop him now,” she writes.
“In fact, many people are not aware of the Trump campaign’s internal slogan, but I will tell you. It is stolen from a make-believe television presidency on The West Wing where Martin Sheen portrayed President Bartlet,” the post continues. “The slogan on the show amongst the idealistic group of Bartlet’s staff was “Let Bartlet Be Bartlet.”
“Inside the Trump camp, the slogan became “Let Trump Be Trump,” she adds.
“He doesn’t want the White House. He just wants to be able to say that he could have run the White House. He’s achieved that already and then some. If there is any question, take it from someone who was recruited to help the candidate succeed, and initially very much wanted him to do so,” Cegielski wrote of Trump.
I am not sure which is the more terrifying, that Trump never wanted to win and yet got this far, or that now he has changed his mind and really wants the job.
You know this was my theory in the very beginning of Trump's campaign, but after he kept winning and started to destroy his opponents one by one, I became less sure.
This cannot help but remind me of Sarah Palin who also seemed to run for office because she enjoyed the attention as well as the winning, but then did not really want to do the job once she had it.
So now the question is will Trump's ego force him to stick this thing out to the end, or will he sabotage himself so that he cannot possibly win and then blame it on the media or some shenanigans by the RNC or one of the other candidates?