Markos Moulitsas at Daily Kos picked up this interesting item on the GOP’s failure to defend Trump against Clinton’s latest attack:
And, amazingly, go to their home page, and Trump is mentioned NOWHERE. There is nothing, anywhere.
This is June 3, and the home page will change. Still, this is very strong additional evidence that there is something very seriously wrong with the Trump campaign. He has precisely one media relations person on his staff, against Clinton’s 12. The RNC only has the money to pay for precisely one campaign staffer in Arizona, a vulnerable state. Trump has insulted Susana Martinez of New Mexico, chair of the Republican Governors’ Association, alienated Rick Snyder of Michigan, and done nothing to bring John Kasich of Ohio on board. He has quarrelled with the press that has sustained his campaign with celebrity coverage, and has now started to fact-check his statements as if he were a real politician. Jonathan Chait sums up:
Trumpâ€™s campaign is an absolute garbage fire. By all accounts it is the most organizationally and strategically inept campaign for a successful major-party nominee in recorded history. Ashley Parker and Maggie Haberman round up many of the details, but the basic story that emerges from their reports and others is that Trump has absolutely no idea what heâ€™s doing.
I did predict here a fortnight ago that things were not likely to develop to Trump’s advantage. I had not expected things to move so fast.