• Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Strategist: Trump ‘Is Really Bad News For Us’

    The latest polling shows Donald Trump receives 25% of the black vote – something that has not happened for any Republican candidate in decades.

    Yet, the GOP establishment is very concerned with Donald Trump’s enduring appeal and the GOP elites are reportedly planning to take Donald Trump down with a slew of anti-Trump ads following the Labor Day weekend.

    Mitch McConnell’s campaign strategist is concerned Donald Trump’s “tone” could spread in the party.

    The New York Times reported:

    Republicans are growing increasingly concerned that Donald J. Trump’s inflammatory language is damaging the party, fearing that his remarks are hardening the tone of other candidates on racial issues in ways that could repel the voters they need to take back the White House.

    Some party leaders worry that the favorable response Mr. Trump has received from the Republican electorate is luring other candidates to adopt or echo his remarks. It is a pattern, they say, that could tarnish the party’s image among minority voters.

    “Any candidate that allows Trump to dictate the conversation about what they’re campaigning on is going to be harmed irreparably,” said Josh Holmes, a Republican strategist and the architect of Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign last year. “And to the extent that there are mainstream candidates dragged into the musings of Trump on a day-to-day basis is really bad news for us.”

    Since he entered the race in June with a declaration that Mexican immigrants were rapists and drug traffickers, Mr. Trump has given voice to conservative activists’ unease with America’s changing demography.


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