Some really interesting bits of information are coming out of the Trump campaign now that it’s entered into it’s final tailspin. As everyone on team Trump has been looking at their (likely very bleak) job prospects many have begun talking to the media. One source compared the atmosphere at campaign meetings to being in the bunker with Hitler right before he killed himself.
Another source told the story of how Pence wound up with the nomination. Everyone on the campaign team knew that Pence was the best choice. Selecting a more traditional conservative would secure the fracturing base and make Trump’s bid seem less like a weird reality show and more like an actual presidential campaign. To the media it seemed like a foregone conclusion.
But to their amazement Trump seemed to be warming up to Chris Christie. That’s because Trump doesn’t make decisions like normal adults. And something about Christie caught Trump’s eye. Maybe it was that he’s a serial liar or that he was just as corrupt as Trump himself. But either way the twe were having an awfully good time talking to each other as the deadline for the decision was approaching.
Even Trump’s own children were in on the effort to change his mind. They were worried that Christie’s upcoming ‘Bridgegate’ revelations would wind up sinking the whole campaign. If only they’d known about the Billy Bush tape back then maybe they could have selected a better presidential candidate as well. So with just a couple days to make the decision Paul Manafort faked a mechanical issue with Trump’s private jet.
Trump wound up spending several extra days with Pence and Trump’s children and some campaign management showed up to make one last push for the governor from Indiana. Ultimately, Trump wound up making a call to Christie to let him down. And obviously, Trump made the right decision. But only after being tricked by his family and staff in a scheme that sounds like it came from some weird fable. As if Trump basically wound up selecting whoever he’d been partying with for the last couple of days. Sounds like someone who should totally have the nuclear codes.
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