A scathing review of the stretch run for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party has them broke and broken, being outspent by the Joe Biden campaign and suffering from inner turmoil on how to use the remaining resources in the final weeks, The Washington Post reported.
“Bottom line: Everybody is mad at everybody,” an anonymous Republican strategist told the Post. “It’s pretty ugly.”
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, leading the reelection effort, tried to pull everything together, at a White House meeting Thursday
“It’s a leadership issue because of the way Jared put this thing together,” a source told the Post.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel are not internal allies, according to the Post, adding a layer of difficulty as the party and president manage a deficit in funding compared to Biden.
“We’re meeting to talk about our message and resource allocation,” Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told the Post on Thursday, denying the turmoil between president and party. “I’ve been on three calls recently with the RNC coordinating our closing-weeks game plan.
“You will also see additional resources and time spent in Wisconsin and Nevada,” he added.
Still, despite a wide advantage in the polls and finances, a hard-charging Biden campaign is not letting up.
“We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote to donors, per the Post.
The Trump campaign has spent more on TV ads than 2016, but last week Biden’s campaign outspent the president $46 million to $32 million, according to Advertising Analytics.
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