Election 2016

The Trump Campaign Loses Three More Staffers

Very few people are interested in working for the Donald Trump campaign and he can't seem to retain the small number of staffers that he does have.

Trump's director of surrogates resigned from the campaign less than two weeks after joining.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Kellems was said to have been frustrated with the dysfunction of the campaign’s senior leadership. Though Mr. Trump fired Corey Lewandowski, his divisive campaign manager, nearly two weeks ago, some close to the campaign remain irritated over what they view as the team’s pronounced struggles to overhaul its operation.

Another Trump staffer responsible for handling the campaign's rabid surrogates also resigned yesterday and, considering the circumstances, it's surprising that she lasted this long.

Ms. Freeman had similarly found herself caught up in the chaos of the Trump operation. At one point, the turmoil spilled into public view when Mr. Trump publicly contradicted her on a conference call with surrogates. In the call, reported by Bloomberg News, Mr. Trump referred to talking points Ms. Freeman had sent around — urging supporters to stop talking about a federal lawsuit against Trump University — and ordered, “Take that order and throw it the hell out.”

As you may recall, Freeman asked Trump's surrogates to stop talking about the "Mexican" judge who is handling the Trump University case. The rest is history. Trump said the advice given by Freeman was "stupid information" and then said reporters asking questions about the case are The Real Racists.

But that's not all.

The Trump campaign made headlines this week by hiring Rand Paul's former digital director, but Vincent Harris was let go last night just two days later.

By my count, the Trump campaign currently has approximately 26 staff members, give or take 1 or 2. At least 4 have been fired or quit over the past two weeks, not including Rand Paul's former digital director. If the campaign had gone on a hiring spree, I think we would have heard about it by now.

  • Great Bear

    Ever since The Apprentice debuted, I’ve often wondered why anyone would ever want to work for that egomaniac.

  • muselet

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow.


  • Badgerite

    I don’t believe Donald Trump views the United States of America as anything more than something else he can slap his name on.

  • Aynwrong

    At this rate, I’m wondering if Trump will eventually have less people working for his campaign then he ran against in the GOP primary.

    • Hemidemisemiquaver

      That sparks a though. Hire all the rest of the ‘deep bench.’ Piyush Jindal would make a great director of evangelical outreach. Hire rick Perry for out reach to women, men and a third thing . . . oops, I forgot.