Despite the fact that Republican’s numbers usually jump after terror attacks, Donald Trump’s polling numbers continued to fall last week, even after Orlando. He’s made a series of huge missteps in recent weeks, doubling down on his anti-immigration policy, inviting ridicule by suggesting he’s a better friend to “the gays” than Hillary Clinton, suggesting a federal judge can’t be impartial because he is of Mexican descent, and repeatedly being called out for his lies by the media, which he is increasingly banning from covering his campaign.
Trump is in trouble. There’s not a single poll (even Rasmussen) that has him ahead, and some polls have him up to 12 points behind Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats are only now just starting to unify. Meanwhile Republicans are withdrawing their endorsements, holding them back, or even leaving the party. Several corporate sponsors have also decided to pull out of the Republican National Convention, including Apple, because they don’t want to be associated with the candidate.
The man is going down in flames, so what better to do than to scapegoat a bullying campaign manager like Corey Lewandowski, who was charged two months ago with assaulting a reporter (Florida did not, however, move ahead with the prosecution).
It’s bedlam. Twitter is full of hot takes this morning:
Breaking: Trump dumps Corey Lewandowski; replaces him with younger, hotter campaign manager.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 20, 2016
I mean seriously, talk about scapegoating someone. @realDonaldTrump is a dumpster fire as a candidate, don't know how any CM can fix that.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) June 20, 2016
Shows you the real character of the Trump campaign that it took falling poll numbers to dump Lewandowski rather than his assault of reporter— David Beltran (@belch___) June 20, 2016
How long before Peter Theil offers to pay #Lewandowski 's legal fees to break his Trump NDA and tell-all?— Anthony Randazzo (@anthonyrandazzo) June 20, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Trump, the choke artist, just fired Lewandowski. DT looking like a scared rabbit between failed campaign & GOP gang up!— Stevie Cat (@melinda_lu18) June 20, 2016
Exclusive clip of Lewandowski leaving the Trump campaign (3 months later than he should've). pic.twitter.com/nFPaUC73zc— Joshua M. Patton (@JoshuaMPatton) June 20, 2016
My former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has already landed a job as a bouncer at a club on Ladies Night. pic.twitter.com/kIZVpubtVX— President Trump (@Writeintrump) June 20, 2016
This would never have happened if Corey Lewandowski had been armed.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 20, 2016
Hi everyone. Just finished getting this "Corey Lewandowski: Best Campaign Manager" tattoo. Anything happen while I was gone?— chad bro woke 69 (@Alex_Keck) June 20, 2016