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So interesting history. One you wouldn't know when you guys post. There's no context, history, only bias. You could all get a job at cnn.
Lincoln Project co-founder met with Trump for campaign role in 2016
By Ebony Bowden
July 27, 2020 | 2:32pm
Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt (left) and President Donald TrumpGetty Images
Well, this is a little awkward.
Steve Schmidt, one of the co-founders of anti-Trump political action group the Lincoln Project, met with then-candidate Donald Trump and tried to join his campaign during a 2016 Manhattan meeting, sources with knowledge of the conversation told The Post.
But the Republican operative — best known for his work on John McCain’s failed presidential bid before becoming one of the faces of the “Never Trump” movement — failed to get the gig because Trump thought he was a “total idiot,” one of the sources said.
Ten days after Schmidt’s March 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, the campaign hired Paul Manafort as chairman and eventually promoted him to campaign manager.
In an interview with PRWeek two years later, the Jersey-born political strategist and PR executive nonchalantly recounted the meeting with Trump as a chance to “see what he was about” and likened it to being given the opportunity to see a UFO in Central Park.
But sources familiar with the meeting said Schmidt spent the entire encounter presenting what he thought the outsider candidate needed to do to win the election and was reportedly gunning for the campaign chief role, which Corey Lewandowski was fired from three months later.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey LewandowskiGetty Images
One source said Schmidt, 49, thought the president was “the best candidate he had ever seen” and recounted how the campaign and the operative exchanged emails for months beforehand.
But things quickly soured when Trump thought Schmidt’s ideas were bad and the Big Apple real estate mogul left the meeting with a feeling that Schmidt was “very untrustworthy” and a “total idiot,” the insider said.
“The president was very turned off by the fact that Schmidt had turned on McCain, his former boss, for the money,” the source alleged, referring to Schmidt’s decision to dish dirt on the 2008 campaign he helped guide to doom in a lengthy interview for scandalous campaign book “Game Change,” which eventually became a movie.
Great interview.The Trump interview with Axios. What happened.
Jonathan Swan is Dr Norman Swans son.
Donald Trump whipped out the charts to make his case about coronavirus. They didn't help him get around reporter Jonathan Swan
I do believe he is gone.
There's a reason he pumped out stimulus hard and why the democrats withheld it.
A lot can happen in 2 months though. Been a hell of a year.
Mate... I don't think either of us believe Biden would be that good for people to have a need to post bs articles for a cheap e-catharsis...If Trump is gone, it will be our turn to ceaselessly post bs articles on Biden.
Quid pro quo, bro.
BS articles indeed.. Quite sure there will be plenty of those. Fox Briebart and co are always good at such efforts.If Trump is gone, it will be our turn to ceaselessly post bs articles on Biden.
There was something the other day that NY (I can't recall what office) were also investigating him for insurance fraud and that was why they were demanding his tax returns. Something to do with inflating his assets.I just noticed this on Twitter. Has the NYSAG finally got something on the Orange Fool in the White House.