Donald Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns were marked by rank amateurism. Many of the top campaign staffers had little or no experience. This is talked about in Michael C. Bender’s “Frankly, We Did Win This Election.” Case in point, the only experience Jared Kushner had was as a Democratic donor. Yet, he functioned as the shadow chief of staff.
How Trump's team struggled to tell him no, enabled election falsehoods
It has been eight months since former president Donald Trump's election loss to President Joe Biden. But Trump has…
Hope Hicks, Trump campaign communications director, had never worked in politics before. And Brad Parscale, who ran the Trump 2020 campaign for a while, had never headed up a presidential operation! How are you going to hire someone to run a campaign for the toughest job in the world who has never done it before?
The real question is not how Trump lost in 2020, but how he won the presidency in the first place?