When Stephen took over as campaign manager in July, aides said the re-election attempt had no budget and was on track. Parscale exaggerated how much the campaign would raise $ 200 million in October, forcing it to measure TV advertising. As a result, Trump spent some of the precious final hours of the race at fundraising events.
Barscale’s defenders say he was unjustly victimized. Every spending decision he made, including the Super Bowl ad, was signed by Trump’s top lieutenants, and sometimes even the president. Most of Parscale’s initial spending was dedicated to finding new online donors, his supporters say.
The former campaign manager was forced to invest heavily in advertising in May and June because Trump’s vote count was declining amid the onset of the epidemic. With Small backup The primary group in support of Trump, the United States First Action, felt the need to strike Parscale airwaves. Parscale allies said the plan was backed by the president and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Barclays defenders also argue that Trump’s cash crunch is exaggerated. Although Trump’s political machinery is $ 180 million less than Pita’s, it is more than enough for the final extension of Trump four years ago. It was Trump’s idea to cast Pita as an old man, and the campaign simply followed his path.
Barscale is not the only one to blame for Trump’s predicament. Some Republican officials are also angry at Meadows for being admitted to Trump’s hospital. When Trump initially told reporters that he was “not on the clear path to a full recovery yet,” the leader cut short the White House message.
The report launched a damaging news cycle, forcing the administration to reassure the country that Trump is in a stable position.
Officials accuse Meadows of not doing much to control Trump. In complaints: As the epidemic intensifies Trump must have tried to prevent him from giving practically unrestricted access to Bob Woodward, and he failed to encourage Trump to hold rallies in private. Others question why lawns have so far failed in congressional talks on the corona virus relief package, worrying that the inability of voters to get checks will damage the president in the election.
But others argue that it is nonsense to think that the lawn – or anyone else – can have guards for Trump.
The campaign’s TV commercials are another source of unrest. Earlier this fall, RNC leader Rona McDonnell expressed concern to Trump about the failure to broadcast television commercials in his home state of Michigan. Senior Republicans are also concerned that Trump has pulled ads from Ohio in advance, hoping he will win even if the vote is close.
Trump has even told allies that he is not a fan of the content of some of his own campaign campaigns.
The split is spread over the final days of the race. In theory, the campaign and the RNC should work together. But senior Republicans said the campaign’s coordination with the RNC broke down after Parscale’s departure, with little contact between the two organizations.
Campaign officials insist things have improved recently and that the breakup was not the fault of either side. The re-election campaign and RNC officials met with Kushner at Capitol Hill last week to ensure the two groups were in sync. Katie Walsh Shields, former RNC chief of staff, was brought in to promote Kushner’s operations. He works with the team.
Stephen and McDonnell held a conference call with reporters earlier this week Joint $ 25 million TV Blitz Targeting the elderly.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murdoch said the campaign and the RNC were “moving towards the finish line on the same page. We have the same goals and agree on the news and strategy.”
RNC spokesman Mike Reid said the two were “completely united in our efforts.”
During Monday’s conference call with campaign staff, Trump dismissed divisions within his ranks and dissatisfaction with the lawn, saying the staff leader was “doing an incredible job.”
Reports “I said I was not happy with him. Do you know why they said that? It creates confusion because it creates a bad will, ”Trump added.
Yet Trump takes the blame from his team.
Some close to the president say he is partly to blame for the fall in fundraising. During one part of the epidemic the president canceled some events and, unlike Python, refused to hold virtual fundraisers.
Others expressed frustration at his decision to skip the second debate, which would have been an opportunity to get the pitch, and his erratic behavior in the final days of the race. Meanwhile, re-election officials were surprised when on Monday’s call he delivered a 30-minute detailed-filled theft against countless targets, including Anthony Fucci.
If Trump goes down, those who know the president, do not expect him to take charge.
Former Trump adjuster Michael Cohen, who has since broken with the president, said the culture of pointing fingers has been filtered out by an employer who has never accepted blame. That, Cohen said, left lieutenants fight among themselves.
“This is never, and never will be Trump’s fault,” Cohen said. “That’s the rule.”