Why Trump's Former Top Strategist Has Disavowed His Campaign
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why Trump's Former Top Strategist Has Disavowed His Campaign

"I respect Trump's fans. That's why I can no longer support the man himself."

7
Why Trump's Former Top Strategist Has Disavowed His Campaign
xoJane

As momentum, and tension continues to build in the highly contested presidential race, it is clear to see that Donald Trump's chances of winning the Republican nomination are shockingly high. Supporters have come out of the woodwork to praise Trump for his straightforward language and non-political attitude. Naturally, some of his antics have gained negative feedback from moderates and liberals alike. The problem is, however, these criticisms have always come from the outsiders, the Trump-haters, the "other" guys that Trump's supporters dislike in the first place. That is, until now.

"It pains me to say, but he is the presidential equivalent of Sanjaya onAmerican Idol. President Trump would be President Sanjaya in terms of legitimacy and authority. And I am now taking full responsibility for helping create this monster — and reaching out directly to those voters who, like me, wanted Trump to be the real deal."

On Monday, Stephanie Cegielski, former Trump super-PAC advisor and strategist, released a scathing letter, warning not only of Trump's selfish ego but also of his lack of respect for his supporters. Stephanie, like many others, was drawn to support Trump after her anger with the current political system. She was completely sold on a man who "was not bought by corporations. A man who sat in a Manhattan high-rise he had built, making waves as a straight talker with a business background, full of successes and failures, who wanted America to return to greatness." So, when she was recruited for her public relations and public policy experience, Stephanie joined the race to greatness.

The funny thing is, not even Cegielski expected Trump to poll the way he has. No one in the Trump campaign did. They would have been perfectly content with conceding the nomination, as long as Trump reached the goal of polling double digits, stirring up some conversation in Washington, and possibly benefitting his own business ventures along the way. But things, in Stephanie's eyes, took a sharp turn for the worst.

On Easter day, terrorist attacks targeting Christians in Pakistan tragically left at least 70 people dead and over 300 more injured. Trump's response to this attack was the final straw for Stephanie. Now, she is raising her voice, from the perspective of a former supporter and insider, as to why Trump's followers should reconsider his motives.

Read her full, detailed account of the nightmarish campaign here, originally published by xoJane.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

For Young Players Who Want to Succeed at The Next Level

299
High School Soccer is Wildly Important

Whose choice is it? The parent? The player? There are a number of reasons that a kid may sit out of high school soccer, and to be completely honest; It is a huge mistake. High school soccer is the final piece in the puzzle that takes a player from above average or elite, to college ready by the end of their senior year. Every year thousands of talented athletes don't play for their high schools. Why though?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

3057
8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List
Unsplash.com

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Fall Weather Must-Haves

Put away the swim suits and your favorite high-waisted shorts!

5377

The transitional months of fall can cause some fashion headaches as you try to figure out what clothing to keep in your closet. With limited amount of college living space and the ever-unpredictable Nebraska weather, sometimes it’s difficult to know what should be taking up that precious closet space as you transition into winter. As you pack away those tanks and shorts for the chilly months ahead, get your closet ready with a few Fall must-haves. 

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.

5678
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Holidays With A Small Family

I wouldn't trade what we have for the world.

7263
Matt Johnsn

When I was a kid I always went to my grandparents house whenever we celebrated any sort of holiday. We were a decently sized family and it was always a blessing to be in their house and surrounded by love during the holiday season. However, that all changed when my grandfather passed away and my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The family then began to drift apart and life went on, and we ended up all celebrating our own holidays with other family members.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments