For the Trumpsters out there, this is not me saying this, it’s a former director of a Trump Super PAC, Stephanie Cegielski, saying it. She is the former communications director for Mr. Trump’s defunct “Make America Great Again” Super PAC.
She is being described by the attacking media as a top Trump strategist but she only directed a Super PAC that had a checkered short-lived existence.
Katie Couric, a rabid liberal, encouraged her to write an open letter about her regrets over supporting Trump who she describes as a “self-preservationist” who “would stab any one of his supporters in the back if it earned him a cent more in his pocket.”
In her blistering, somewhat rambling open letter, Cegielski wrote that neither she nor Trump himself ever expected him to win:
“But something surprising and absolutely unexpected happened. Every other candidate misestimated the anger and outrage of the ‘silent majority’ of Americans who are not a part of the liberal elite. So with each [controversial] statement came a jump in the polls. Just when I thought we were finished, The Donald gained more popularity,” she continues.
“And I am now taking full responsibility for helping create this monster — and reaching out directly to those voters who, like me, wanted Trump to be the real deal,” the consultant relates. “What was once Trump’s desire to rank second place to send a message to America and to increase his power as a businessman has nightmarishly morphed into a charade that is poised to do irreparable damage to this country if we do not stop this campaign in its tracks.”
Cegielski contends, “I’ll say it again: Trump never intended to be the candidate. But his pride is too out of control to stop him now.”
One might ask then why, if she is so principled, did she ever work for him. She says that the goal was only to “get him to double digits” and that was it meant to help him position himself as a protest candidate. He also wanted to increase his power as a businessman. That doesn’t make much sense nor does it sound principled.
She went on to say he doesn’t know policy.
She took exception to Trump’s tweet about the attack in Pakistan as an example of taking a tragic terror attack and reducing it to a tweet.
Another radical Islamic attack, this time in Pakistan, targeting Christian women & children. At least 67 dead,400 injured. I alone can solve
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016
Couric is the one who embarrassed Sarah Palin when she was a VP running mate. Couric is agenda-driven.
The Washington Times reported that Trump’s campaign countered. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, dismissed Ms. Cegielski’s assertions.
“This person was never employed by the Trump campaign. Evidently she worked for a Super PAC which Mr. Trump disavowed and requested the closure of via the FEC,” she said. “She knows nothing about Mr. Trump or the campaign, and her disingenuous and factually inaccurate statements in no way resemble any shred of truth. This is yet another desperate person looking for their fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is running for President because he is the only one who will Make America Great Again.”
Ceglieski said she was part of the internal decision to close the Super PAC “in order to position him as the quintessential non-politician…”
It’s a fishy story.