Politico does a Manafort post-mortem, describing some of the conversations that led to his ouster. One disturbing quote stands out above the rest.
“Kellyanne [Conway] is not a campaign manager in the traditional sense of the word. She got the title as part of combat pay,” said one source involved with the discussions. “She’s the candidate manager, which considering how tough it is to manage someone like Donald — who has the temperament of a 12-year-old who always gets what he wants — is a far harder job. So far, it’s working. But it’s only been a few days.”
If Politico’s reporting is accurate, this quote is from someone who was involved in high level conversations inside the Trump campaign.
I have a different theory about Trump, namely that he is a shrewd and manipulative operator who has ambitions beyond the White House. Nevertheless, it’s stunning to hear that the man who could gain access to nuclear weapons “has the temperament of a 12-year-old who always gets what he wants.”
This video certainly adds context:
And speaking of Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager, she’s been caught on tape saying he “built a lot of his businesses on the backs of the little guy” and that people “suffered” because of his actions.
So much for his economic message.