Just a couple of months ago, in April, Donald Trump hired Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s former campaign manager – Rick Wiley – to manage his campaign. Word has it that Trump never spoke to Wiley.
Last week, without speaking to Wiley, Trump fired him. The campaign insists this was not a big deal, “[He] was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition.”
There are, of course, “reports” that contradict the campaign statement and indicate that Wiley got into a power struggle with other campaign aides and lost.
Wiley has been very public about his opinion of Trump’s chances in November since he was cut loose.
“The path exists. I firmly believe this [Donald Trump] guy’s going to win. The unwritten story is the enthusiasm gap.”
Clinton needs the overwhelming support of minorities to win a victory in November and those voting blocks are not as excited about her as they were for Obama. Just look at primary turnout. The Democrats are at an all-time low when it comes to turning out voters and the Republicans have the highest turnout in history even before the California primary.
Wiley also believes that Trump will have people pulling the lever for him who don’t typically support Republicans.
Also, in an effort to put rumors of campaign discord to rest, Wiley insists that there was no disagreements between him and any other campaign officials in the Trump campaign.
I’d say it was getting hot in Florida! Speaking of hot. It’s going to be a long hot summer.
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