Donald Trump and his campaign staff seem to have two radically different ideas of how well things are going.
Per campaign insiders, staff morale has hit an all-time low:
longtime ally of Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager: “Manafort not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 3, 2016
A source tells @DanaBashCNN that some Trump campaign staff are frustrated w/ candidate lately, “feel like they are wasting their time”
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) August 3, 2016
A Trump campaign source, in reax to this, tells me “it’s all true” and “way worse than people realize.” https://t.co/nvioNcjMCJ
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) August 3, 2016
But, per Trump, everything is going just swimmingly:
There is great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before. I want to thank everyone for your tremendous support. Beat Crooked H!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2016
Perhaps what Trump had in mind when he mentioned unity is the old adage about how much misery loves company?