This is clear evidence that Donald Trump and his team are living in a bubble of misinformation.
Donald Trump’s surrogate stunned
CNN host Brianna Keilar stuns a bewildered Donald Trump’s special counsel Michael Cohen by informing about Trump’s poll numbers. He is visibly taken aback.
“So let me ask you about this,” Brianna Keilar asked. “You say it is not a shake-up. But you guys are down. And it makes sense that you. …”
“Says who,” Michael Cohen retorted.
“Polls,” Keilar responded. “Most of them. All of them.”
After a long stunned pause, Cohen again asked, “Says who.”
“Polls,” an exasperated Keilar responded. “I just told you. I answered your question.”
“Which polls?” Cohen asked.
“All of them,” Keilar responded again.
“OK,” a dejected Cohen responds. “And your question is?”
The exchange was real. It does make one wonder if the campaign will ever be one that is reality based. Now that Breitbart chairman Stephen Dannon is the Donald’s new campaign Chief Executive Officer, things will get exponentially worse.
Mr. Trump’s decision to make Stephen K. Bannon, chairman of the Breitbart News website, his campaign’s chief executive was a defiant rejection of efforts by longtime Republican hands to wean him from the bombast and racially charged speech that helped propel him to the nomination but now threaten his candidacy by alienating the moderate voters who typically decide the presidency.
It also formally completed a merger between the most strident elements of the conservative news media and Mr. Trump’s campaign, which was incubated and fostered in their boisterous coverage of his rise. Mr. Bannon was appointed a day after the recently ousted Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, emerged in an advisory role with Mr. Trump. It was not lost on Republicans in Washington that two news executives whose outlets had fueled the anti-establishment rebellion that bedeviled congressional leaders and set the stage for Mr. Trump’s nomination were now directly guiding the party’s presidential message and strategy.
It will be a very long fall.