Report: Trump Exploded, Threatened to Sue Campaign Manager Over Poor Poll Numbers
With life being so starkly different on a day to day basis than it was months ago, it’s easy to forget there’s a Presidential election looming in November. To run his 2020 campaign, Trump enlisted Brad Parscale who worked as the digital media director of his 2016 campaign.
The President’s recent poll numbers have been quite unfavorable to him, with Joe Biden leading in almost every swing state. According to a report from CNN, Trump is blaming Parscale for this drop and has even threatened to sue him.
Jared Diamond writes, “[During a Friday meeting]Trump berated Parscale for a recent spate of damaging poll numbers, even at one point threatening to sue Parscale. It’s not clear how serious the President’s threat of a lawsuit was.”
The piece continues:
“Last Wednesday, two days before Trump lashed out at Parscale, his campaign manager and several other top political advisers briefed him on internal campaign and Republican National Committee data showing the President was heading for defeat in key battleground states. Parscale, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and other advisers urged him to scale back his daily, combative news conferences and pointed to data showing that the briefings were hurting him with critical swing voters in those states.”
You can read Diamond’s report in its entirety here