Trump Regime

Trump Threatened to Sue His Own Campaign Manager

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, may soon learn what the rest of us already know: everyone who works with Trump is eventually humiliated.

Things are not going well for Trump and he clearly knows that. But while it's primarily his own fault, it's well documented that Trump will blame anyone and everyone else for literally everything and that certainly includes his falling poll numbers.

Trump and Parscale have made statements saying they're still happily married in political matrimony, but sources in the White House say Trump yelled at Parscale on Friday; the day after the former suggested that Americans should drink or inject themselves with bleach.

Within moments, the President was shouting -- not at the aides in the room, but into the phone -- at his campaign manager Brad Parscale, three people familiar with the matter told CNN. Shifting the blame away from himself, 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. [...]

Faced with an increasingly uphill battle for reelection and aides trying to steer him in new, sometimes conflicting directions, Trump has grown increasingly unnerved in the last week about his reelection prospects. Lashing out at Parscale was just the most recent manifestation of that anxiety.

"He's p*ssed because he knows he messed up in those briefings," one Republican close to the White House said of Trump lashing out.

I have no earthly idea what Trump would threaten to sue Parscale over, but it's possible Trump believes Parscale has direct control over the GOP's internal polls which are reportedly just as bad or worse than public polls. It was the GOP's internal polls that reportedly led both Parscale and the RNC to recommend that Trump stop holding his daily briefings. You know, because Trump can't stop saying stupid shit while holding them.

This is purely anecdotal, but a couple people I know who do not normally watch Trump have had time to do so recently while at home in isolation and they've expressed their dismay, to say the least, that the "president" is such a raging moron. I have to wonder how many other people who do not normally have the time or energy to pay attention have done so recently and did not like what they saw.

In any case, I expect Parscale will be replaced or sidelined at some point over the summer because I don't believe we're even near the basement of Trump's polling yet.

  • Every report of Trump suffering in any way is music to my ears. He deserves every bit of it and more. The Germans will have to invent a new word similar to Schadenfreude that’s specific to just feeling good at Trump’s suffering.

    • Christopher Foxx

      In The Sandman there’s a scene with a group of people who believe themselves to be naturally superior to everyone else and use that to justify why they can do the most horrible things to other people. The Sandman uses his powers so the all “see just what the truly are, and how little that means.”

      SO many times I’ve wished I’ve had that ability. To strip Trump and McConnell and every MAGA-wearing self-righteous moron of all self-delusion and have them truly see themselves for what they are. Their slinking off to hide in a corner full of shame for the rest of their lives would be less than they deserve.

  • Draxiar

    Smart move yelling at the Grand Moff of the Death Star of Disinformation.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump is rattled.

    He’s itching to to play golf. He desperately wants go out and hold rallies in front of adoring crowds. Fox News is occasionally broadcasting actual news. Sars-CoV-2 can’t be bullied or name-called. His poll numbers are down.

    When Trump is rattled, he lashes out at whoever is convenient, in this case, Brad Parscale. Threatening a lawsuit is a reflex for Trump; it’s as meaningless as autonomous breathing.

    “He’s p*ssed because he knows he messed up in those briefings,” one Republican close to the White House said of Trump lashing out.

    I think that “one Republican” gives Trump too much credit for self-awareness.

    –alopecia

    • Christopher Foxx

      Oh, I think he does know that he messes up. I think he’s aware of how pathetic and incompetent he is. But he’s desperate to (and very good at) hiding that from himself. It’s why he always so hyperbolic and repeats things. “This is really going to be the best. It’s a great solution, really great. It’s just a fantastic thing we’ve come up with. Lots of people have told me how great it is. Just really great.”

      He needs that much piled on to cover up from himself what he knows about himself.