Donald Trump’s campaign manager had promised to change the course of the campaign. He wanted to limit the damage Trump was inflicting to his own party, and that resulted in an emergency letter from 50 GOPs to abandon the candidate.
But Trump is unstoppable or unmanageable. Or both.
In a speech in Pennsylvania, he claimed that Hillary Clinton would rig the elections. He declared,
We’re going to watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people don’t come in and vote five times. If you do that, we’re not going to lose. The only way we can lose, in my opinion — I really mean this, Pennsylvania — is if cheating goes on.
Trump also invited his supporters to enroll as observers during the voting day.
“Help me stop crooked Hillary from rigging this election,” claims his website. But those who signed up, as reported by CNN, ended up in a donation page.
And that’s not it. Trump also wants law enforcement, police, and sheriffs, all patrolling during the vote.
But this was not the only controversial moment of the past 7 days. The last week has been dominated by his request to “people of the Second Amendment” to stop Hillary. An invite to violence that left everyone but the Trump’s supporters shocked. Both the Regan and Kennedy’s families intervened in the debate, insulted by the idea that a presidential candidate could advocate political assassination. But Trump dismissed the whole quarrel as sarcasm no one got. For sure not the press, that he recently addressed as “the lowest form of life”.
Few days after, he accused President Obama and Hillary Clinton to be, respectively, the founder and co-founder of ISIS.
None of these statements worked so far in favor of Trump, and his campaign, according to the New York Time is a failing mission to “save Trump from himself”.
But it is not only Trump his campaign should look out for. Carl Paladino, the co-chair of the campaign in New York, has reignited the Khal controversy with an obnoxious declaration,
I don’t care if he’s a Gold Star parent. He certainly doesn’t deserve that title, OK, if he’s as anti-American as he’s illustrated in his speeches and in his discussion. I mean, if he’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or supporting, you know, the ISIS-type of attitude against America, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to have to honor this man.
As the Huffington Post pointed out, there are no evidence whatsoever to imply or even think Khan is anything but a patriotic American.
Trump is his worst political enemy, and Paladino’s statement confirms that one of his weaknesses is to surround himself with like-minded people, rather than relying on experts’ advice for his campaign. A campaign that is doomed for disaster, if things do not change.