Remember back in February at Donald Trump’s victory speech in Nevada? He said and I quote, “We won the evangelicals, we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated, I love the poorly educated.” That slip of the tongue may have made the rounds and been the butt of some late night jokes but I heard something last week that brought it into focus
Michael Cohen, an attorney for the Trump Organization and a campaign surrogate on many of the cable news shows said something last week that I find interesting. And no, I am not referring to his uncomfortable exchange with Brianna Keilar on CNN when she said the Trump campaign was down and he shot back “Says who” and she replied, “the polls, all of them.” No this comment was made on Fox news when they were discussing the polls in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida and he agreed that the campaign was down in those states and lamented the fact that those states have had an influx of educated voters with good jobs and the fact that the minority population of those states has grown. What are we to take away from those statements?
He seems to be saying that if you are educated and have a good job or if you are a minority, you are not supporting Donald Trump for President. It was an innocent oversight on his part but I have to wonder what the Trump campaign really thinks of the people who support them. From this comment, I tend to believe that the Trump campaign thinks that only poor, stupid white people are supporting them. That is troubling on so many levels, I can’t begin to comment. All in all, Michael Cohen has hypnotized himself into believing that Donald Trump will indeed be our next President and has a hard time acknowledging the truth of the current state of affairs. He had a bad week and if I were running the Trump campaign, I would sit Mr. Cohen down for a time. The perception that the campaign is talking down to its supporters and is unable to grasp reality speaks volumes as to what kind of leader Mr. Trump would be.