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Former Trump Super PAC Director Writes Open Letter Explaining Why She’s Quitting Trump

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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:04 AM
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Trumps lack of a defined step by step process to change things



Give them nothing, then give them hell.


On a side note, she is looking HORRIBLE to new jobs. I am sure she is trying not to violate her NDNC agreements.

She learned how to play with the big boys, but is seemingly fickle and without conviction or integrity. You dont do what she did. You walk away if you cant in good conscience keep on going.

This is her downfall. Even if she was right. WHO THE HELL WOULD RISK THIS PERSON AFTER THIS?

Her one payout, which I think is what happened, will run out, and her one job she may land after this will to.

Dumb. Enjoy twitter fame for a month or two.


edit on 3 29 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Let me tell you a few things about my bedroom. When I am inside it, I know where everything is, I do not concern myself with what it looks like, because it works for me. It is only when other people wish to enter my rooms, that it becomes totally obvious that in other circumstances, such ruination would induce a call to explosive ordnance technicians, followed by a wave of fellows in HAZMAT gear.

To say that it is a train wreck in there, rather understates the carnage level that is my bedroom.

Now, I mention this, because it seems to me that the Trump campaign is a little like me, sitting in amongst my chaos, comfortable on my hideous pile of disorganised madness, until someone opens the door, at which point the sheer horror of it all comes crashing in like a tsunami wave through a beachfront cocktail bar. Reality is not subjective, but ones experience of it can be. I am not used to total order, I believe it to be an unnatural state of affairs. That belief comes from the fact that as far as I can make out, I have been the pinball, not the player for my entire life so far, battered from one side of the moshpit of life to the other, without any real agency in the outcome.

Similarly, if one is within the Trump campaign, it might be hard to see the wood for the trees, with respect to the less than legitimate aims of the candidate. Also, bearing in mind that most people who put themselves up for a top spot like presidency, do so out of an unhealthy level of egomania, self worship and so on, it might be easy for those within the campaign who are all for it, to justify the existence of the campaign by saying "Well sure, but ALL the runners are too rich and disconnected from the people to represent them."

As I have said before however, selecting between, and polishing turds are equally stupid pastimes.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:37 AM
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I agree.

Right from the beginning I thought - she failed at her job, and is now trying to cover herself so that she can actually get another job.

When someone makes excuses for their failure, you have to consider the source and think about what they are saying with a critical eye.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I read it last night on BFIN at 8pm before bed.

What is missing from her story is how much George Soris paid her...



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
What, did the people running the Trump campaign underestimate the American people's love of the absurd, and their anger at Washington DC?


I'm still trying to work out what "anger at Washington" actually means.

What terrible thing do people imagine has happened in Washington that they believe Trump (or anyone else) will change?

If it's corporate involvement, money in politics, then I'm right there with you, but how in hell does electing an ignorant near-fascist millionaire do anything to solve that?

I'm sorry, I don't believe that Trump has got to where he is because he's a rebel, or people want to shake up Washington, or people want an "outsider" in there. He's got to where he is because America has become an Idiocracy, because he's built a following of the most fanatical, the most racist, the most ignorant, the backward, the low IQ, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing American.

It's really pretty simple, someone who votes for a so-called politician who has absolutely no policies, who does nothing more than repeat inane and meaningless catchphrases or the most disgustingly ignorant attacks on others, they are a moron. There is no getting away from this fact. If you would vote in a man like Trump, you would have to be considered to be intellectually deficient.

I don't give a rats behind how terrible all the alternatives are, any one of them is STILL better than a vacuous blow hard who can't present any intelligent solution for any pressing problem and instead does nothing more than make everyone cheer to cover his utter inadequacy.
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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Obviously Trump isn't out to make Americs great again, he's out to make Trump great again.

The man has no plan. When he speaks he sounds like an elementary school child. He has no vision and worst of all he has thin skin.

I'd hate to say it, but Cruz is a better candidate than Trump and I hate Trump for making me say that.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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I do not see what the big deal is. No one is perfect and it sounds pretty much like what I would expect when looking at Trump, warts and all. Is it really a bad thing that he just picks the highest bidder when confronted with so much complexity?



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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Isn't this one of the Super PACs that was issued Cease and Desist orders by Trump's campaign finance attorneys?

There is a pretty good take down of this story over at the Market Ticker Blog.
Market Ticker Blog



An "internal decision" eh? You mean the cease and desist demand from Trump's campaign finance attorney aimed at your PAC and eight others didn't have anything to do with it? Baloney. You're caught, chick-a-dee, as a result of your own bull****. And when did this happen? In October of 2015. So how can you have any sort of clue as to Trump's evolution as a candidate when your position was terminated months before the first vote was cast? In short for your fanciful line of crap to be true one must first ask: "Where did you get the Tardis?" Want my best guess as to the reason for this "crack-up" nonsense? Stephanie, who has a nice profile on LinkedIn, may be getting a bit hungry. You see, she claims her gig started in July, it was terminated with extreme prejudice by Trump's lawyer in October and now it is April of the next year and gee, there's nothing else on her resume. Anything for 15 minutes of fame? Is it just a simple matter of "a woman scorned" or is there more to the story? Nice try, no donut.


So the lady who penned this was only involved up till October, months before the first vote was cast, and the PAC was shut down by Trump's lawyers. I know October was such a long time ago, but I remember more than a few pundits were saying that it was unlikely Trumps poll support would translate into actual votes when people got serious about who they were voting for. Her charge does not pass the smell test.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:32 AM
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Well, that person's response fast forwarded her 15 minutes of fame to 15 seconds.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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Now it makes sense.
Trump said all along that he did not believe in Super PAC's and did not want them speaking for him.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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"Oh...my bad. I endorsed this megalomaniac that I KNEW wasn't qualified to be President of the United States and me, and a bunch of political strategists have - to our own surprise - turned this guy into a viable candidate...and ya know what?? He STILL isn't qualified to be President, but now, even worse his already over-inflated ego has mushroomed into an unstoppable political force and I just woke up and realized that we've created a monster. I'm so sorry. So, don't vote for him, okay???"

It's a little late for that, missy...

Good intentions, my a$$.......



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
This just broke about 5-8 hours ago.... I found this on Slate. The woman in question:



Stephanie Cegielski, a strategist and communications specialist, says she was brought in to run the Make America Great Again Super PAC last summer, but ultimately came to realize what everyone who hasn’t fallen under the Trump spell could sniff from the very beginning: Trump is wholly unprepared to be president and is only out for himself.


So she does have a bit of credibility, in that she was was in charge of a Trump Super PAC. She's written an open letter, exposing her experiences from inside of "Team Trump". Apparently Trump was never supposed to actually win, something many of us here have long suspected:



Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn’t expect him to fare this well … the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy … 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 …


So....she's got a guilty conscious now that his campaign has actually succeeded? What, did the people running the Trump campaign underestimate the American people's love of the absurd, and their anger at Washington DC?

Her open letter continues:



He doesn’t want the White House. He just wants to be able to say that he could have run the White House. He’s achieved that already and then some. If there is any question, take it from someone who was recruited to help the candidate succeed, and initially very much wanted him to do so. The hard truth is: Trump only cares about Trump.


Hm...Well, the Trump people have come forward with a response:



She knows nothing about Mr. Trump or the campaign and her disingenuous and factually inaccurate statements in no way resemble any shred of truth. This is yet another desperate person looking for their fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump is running for President because he is the only one who will Make America Great Again.

Slate article

Well, that sounds like something I'd expect to the accusations levied against the Trump campaign. So I looked into the Super PAC she worked for, the "Make America Great Again Super PAC" or whatever. It seems it went bankrupt. But there's more the to the story, according to this woman the Super PAC wasn't squashed because Trump didn't like it...



And as part of that support, in October, I supported the internal decision to close the Super PAC in order to position him as the quintessential non-politician. I still supported him with great passion after that. The decision to close the Super PAC was part of that devotion to his message of outsider change.


Hm... It sure seems like she has an insider view of things:



When there was a tweet that contained an error, he would blame it on an intern; when there was a photo containing a World War II Nazi Germany background, he would blame it on an intern; when he answered questions in an overtly controversial fashion, he would claim that he did not properly hear the question. He refused to take responsibility for his actions while frequently demanding apologies from others.


The open-letter, the one that is mentioned in the Slate article can be read HERE. It's pretty scathing, and confirms to me a lot of what I personally have believed about the Trump campaign. It's no wonder that the Trump folks are disavowing this woman and trying to make her a victim of character assassination.


Say buh bye to her credibility lol


And as part of that support, in October, I supported the internal decision to close the Super PAC in order to position him as the quintessential non-politician. I still supported him with great passion after that. The decision to close the Super PAC was part of that devotion to his message of outsider change.


She could take the Super PAC apart because she created it. Seems like her super PAC was in-name-only and had really nothing to do with Trump.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013

originally posted by: MystikMushroom
What, did the people running the Trump campaign underestimate the American people's love of the absurd, and their anger at Washington DC?


I'm still trying to work out what "anger at Washington" actually means.

What terrible thing do people imagine has happened in Washington that they believe Trump (or anyone else) will change?

If it's corporate involvement, money in politics, then I'm right there with you, but how in hell does electing an ignorant near-fascist millionaire do anything to solve that?

I'm sorry, I don't believe that Trump has got to where he is because he's a rebel, or people want to shake up Washington, or people want an "outsider" in there. He's got to where he is because America has become an Idiocracy, because he's built a following of the most fanatical, the most racist, the most ignorant, the backward, the low IQ, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing American.

It's really pretty simple, someone who votes for a so-called politician who has absolutely no policies, who does nothing more than repeat inane and meaningless catchphrases or the most disgustingly ignorant attacks on others, they are a moron. There is no getting away from this fact. If you would vote in a man like Trump, you would have to be considered to be intellectually deficient.

I don't give a rats behind how terrible all the alternatives are, any one of them is STILL better than a vacuous blow hard who can't present any intelligent solution for any pressing problem and instead does nothing more than make everyone cheer to cover his utter inadequacy.


Just wait till the "anti PC" brigade reads your post. You are in a lot of trouble mister. You called Trump a racist,which by the way he is, how dare you ? Be prepared to be labeled as a "snowflake" by right wingers who are hurt you used such nasty word about their fuhrer. Sieg heil !



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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I've heard it all, now.

To quote admiral Ahkbar, "it's a trap!"

ALWAYS a conspiracy, oh - she's a part of the establishment! She's a plant for the Clintons!

Just unbelievable.

Trump supporters talk about how "I'm mad at D.C.!, we need to get money out of politics," and then support a man who supports money in politics (political action commutes or super PAC's).

I have a visual image of a masse of fish out of water who are flip-flopping around every minute - and it's reminding me of the logic being presented this election cycle. Back and forth, up and down - bad if you do it but it's fine if I do it, and I'm just tired of it.

What she has to say, is what we've been saying all along.

Trump is not anti-establishment.
Trump is presenting the illusion of anti-establishment.
Trump, and his lifelong friends the Clintons, are together in the ruse of Trumps candidancy.

The same people who tell me about how corrupt our government is are usually the first to tell me to vote for Trump and support the corrupt government - because he's gonna magically fix all of the corruption and make America great again!

How? When? It doesn't matter - he just will! Woo-hoo! Vote Trump! He's gonna go the extra mile!

/sarc



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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This person was never employed by the Trump campaign. Evidently she worked for a Super PAC which Mr. Trump disavowed and requested the closure of via the FEC.


Looks like this Super PAC was some kind of infiltration attempt.

They got exposed and they are going with PlanC.




posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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You might want to read the rest of the thread, including:

originally posted by: jefwane
Isn't this one of the Super PACs that was issued Cease and Desist orders by Trump's campaign finance attorneys?

There is a pretty good take down of this story over at the Market Ticker Blog.
Market Ticker Blog



An "internal decision" eh? You mean the cease and desist demand from Trump's campaign finance attorney aimed at your PAC and eight others didn't have anything to do with it? Baloney. You're caught, chick-a-dee, as a result of your own bull****. And when did this happen? In October of 2015. So how can you have any sort of clue as to Trump's evolution as a candidate when your position was terminated months before the first vote was cast? In short for your fanciful line of crap to be true one must first ask: "Where did you get the Tardis?" Want my best guess as to the reason for this "crack-up" nonsense? Stephanie, who has a nice profile on LinkedIn, may be getting a bit hungry. You see, she claims her gig started in July, it was terminated with extreme prejudice by Trump's lawyer in October and now it is April of the next year and gee, there's nothing else on her resume. Anything for 15 minutes of fame? Is it just a simple matter of "a woman scorned" or is there more to the story? Nice try, no donut.


So the lady who penned this was only involved up till October, months before the first vote was cast, and the PAC was shut down by Trump's lawyers. I know October was such a long time ago, but I remember more than a few pundits were saying that it was unlikely Trumps poll support would translate into actual votes when people got serious about who they were voting for. Her charge does not pass the smell test.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: RomeByFire

You might want to read the rest of the thread, including:

originally posted by: jefwane
Isn't this one of the Super PACs that was issued Cease and Desist orders by Trump's campaign finance attorneys?

There is a pretty good take down of this story over at the Market Ticker Blog.
Market Ticker Blog



An "internal decision" eh? You mean the cease and desist demand from Trump's campaign finance attorney aimed at your PAC and eight others didn't have anything to do with it? Baloney. You're caught, chick-a-dee, as a result of your own bull****. And when did this happen? In October of 2015. So how can you have any sort of clue as to Trump's evolution as a candidate when your position was terminated months before the first vote was cast? In short for your fanciful line of crap to be true one must first ask: "Where did you get the Tardis?" Want my best guess as to the reason for this "crack-up" nonsense? Stephanie, who has a nice profile on LinkedIn, may be getting a bit hungry. You see, she claims her gig started in July, it was terminated with extreme prejudice by Trump's lawyer in October and now it is April of the next year and gee, there's nothing else on her resume. Anything for 15 minutes of fame? Is it just a simple matter of "a woman scorned" or is there more to the story? Nice try, no donut.


So the lady who penned this was only involved up till October, months before the first vote was cast, and the PAC was shut down by Trump's lawyers. I know October was such a long time ago, but I remember more than a few pundits were saying that it was unlikely Trumps poll support would translate into actual votes when people got serious about who they were voting for. Her charge does not pass the smell test.


As far as I'm concerned - this is an elaborate fabrication in order to further Trumps influence and appearance on the television.

And that blog doesn't scream "credibility," either.


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If I were to submit this in my class as a "source," I would immediately fail the assignment.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:45 AM
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Trump - I want no Super PACS
Woman - Creates SUperPAC to make money...that is why they do it
Trump Lawyers - Please shut down
Woman - He is a fraud

I guess it is ok that she still has it on her LinkedIn under her consulting firm. It is good for the outside resume but how about my few minutes of fame. She did not join on. She was hired as a consultant.


"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," she wrote, pointing to her belief that Trump is simply a television "character" whose 2016 bid is merely an extension of his TV and real estate-fueled celebrity


She was not part of his campaign. This is as bad as the guy who wanted to work for trump to experience racism and where they was not any he still said he felt uncomfortable.

These people are the lowest...go on back to NYU and teach. No one will know who you are next week....



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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This one is worth at least 100,000 votes for Trump.




posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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That was one source.
It is a well-known fact that Trump did not want Super PACs.
He is very vocal about it, and you will find many sources.



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