I full härdsmälta och med det republikanska partier i öppen revolt så försöker Donald Trump nu rädda vad som räddas kan genom att sparka sin kampanjchef. Frågan är dock om det kommer att räcka. Revolten mot Trump sprids som en löpeld och inget tyder på att Trump är beredd att ändra in egen bisarra personlighet.
Donald J. Trump fired his divisive campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday as he confronts urgent challenges heading into the general election — a strategic shift after months of concerns from party officials and donors about Mr. Lewandowski’s stewardship of the campaign.
The exit occurred a month before Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is to secure the official nomination at the party’s convention in Cleveland. It reflected a broader adjustment by the campaign as it grapples with a late start to fund-raising, anxiety among party leaders and a skeletal staff — all while Mr. Trump’s likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, swiftly builds out her operations in swing states.
Mr. Trump had faced increasing concerns from allies and donors, as well as his children, over whether Mr. Lewandowski, who had never before worked on a national race, was able to direct a battle against Mrs. Clinton. Among those who had voiced concern was Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, who told Mr. Trump last week that relations between his committee and Mr. Lewandowski had become increasingly strained, and that a change would be welcome, according to three people briefed on the discussion.
By Philip Rucker, Jose A. DelReal ochSean Sullivan i Washington Post skriver om dramatiken i Trump-lägret.
Trump fires top aide in an urgent move to reboot his floundering campaign
Donald Trump abruptly fired top aide Corey Lewandowski on Monday in an urgent move to reboot his floundering general-election campaign, which has been besieged by organizational turmoil, strategic mishaps and an erratic message.
Trump’s dismissal of Lewandowski — his combative campaign manager and one of his longest-serving aides — was seen as an effort to calm allies, donors and Republican officials who have grown increasingly alarmed by recent missteps and unwanted dramas that threaten to undermine the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s chances in November.
A Trump loyalist whose mantra was “Let Trump be Trump,” Lewandowski chafed at suggestions that the candidate behave more presidentially. His departure consolidates power around veteran GOP operative and lobbyist Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman and senior strategist, who has been trying with limited success to professionalize the campaign.
Det är svårt att veta om Donald Trump nu kommer att kunna rädda sin kandidatur. Det kommer dock att bli svårare än man säkert tror för det republikanska etablissemanget att stoppa honom på konventet. Samtidigt är det nu klart att Donald Trump har gjort sig omöjlig med USA:s väljare. De närmaste veckorna kommer att bli gastkramande.
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