When a staffer of Kellems’ experience resigns in an open note to staff — “To whom it may concern: I hereby resign my appointment as Director of Surrogates for Mr. Trump,” Kellems wrote — strange things are happening. Something is wrong in TrumpWorld.
Among GOP politicos not associated with the campaign, there’s a commonly-accepted explanation: As an organization, TrumpWorld is a mess. “Total dysfunction, zero plan, bifurcated leadership, and a principal who is so unwilling to be staffed it makes it impossible to have any self respect, pride in your work or sense of accomplishment,” one veteran of many Republican campaigns told me.
Long time Republicans who have gotten up close looks at the Trump campaign apparatus see a campaign unprepared for the general election and the coming assault by Hillary Clinton. They see the sound and fury of the campaign and its surrogates and supporters overshadowing an ill prepared and unstable organization.
Trump supporters can scream all they want that we must all unite behind Trump or we are helping Hillary, but the reality is that the moment Trump supporters won they got Hillary Clinton elected. Anyone who has seen inside the Trump campaign knows it.
That is why it is all the more maddening that none is willing to speak publicly that delegates should unbind themselves.