How broke is Donald Trump’s failing campaign? It’s not just pulling the plug on TV advertisements in the key swing states where Trump is in danger of falling hopelessly behind, like Pennsylvania and Michigan. It’s also pulling the plug on TV ads in the long shot states that Trump has decided he has to win instead, like Nevada. It’s clear there’s no money on hand.
This of course is not what Donald Trump wants to hear. In fact there are signs that his campaign has been trying to hide its financial problems from him. For instance the campaign has been caught running TV ads in just the local Washington DC market (where Trump has no chance of winning any Electoral Votes) just to make sure Trump sees them and mistakenly concludes that the ads are running nationwide.
But even Trump has apparently gotten wind of the fact that his campaign people seem to have spent all the money on themselves and left no money for the campaign. He tweeted this: “We are advertising all over the place, but as much as we do, the Fake News likes to say we aren’t. Just being smart. We have much more money than we had at same time in 2016. Also spending on other, and different, elements of the campaign. Starting to get great poll numbers!”
Wait a minute here. Is Trump’s position that his campaign is “advertising all over the place,” or is his position that his campaign is “being smart” by not advertising all over the place? Those two things can’t be true. Also, are the polls fake, as he’s been claiming all along, or are his bad poll numbers starting to turn around, as he now claims?
You can tell from this tweet that Donald Trump asked his babysitters about why his campaign is broke and isn’t running TV ads, and that they fed him a bunch of crap in response, which he fell for – but he’s now struggling to regurgitate it, because his mind is that far gone. Meanwhile, this is a great opportunity for us to phone bank and volunteer for Joe Biden, and run up the score while Trump is floundering.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report