Steve Schmidt: So Far, Trump’s Hasn’t Been Making Very Good Use of Being the Presumptive GOP Nominee

‘You look at the controversies along his racist attacks on Judge Curiel, you look at the divisions in the party, you look at the condemnations coming from senior Republicans’

SCHMIDT: "Well, there’s two finite commodities in American presidential politics, Chuck: one is time, the other is money. Donald Trump has been the presumptive Republican nominee for some time now and he hasn’t made very much good use of it. You look at the controversies along his racist attacks on Judge Curiel, you look at the divisions in the party, you look at the condemnations coming from senior Republicans. You look at the fact that the campaign is not raising money. And in fact, but for the RNC, the Trump campaign would not have a field operation, it would not have a data operation. It would have no ability to project political strength into any of these states, but for Donald Trump tweeting or but for Donald Trump being physically there in a rally setting. So by every objective measurement of a winning campaign in a Presidential election cycle, the Trump campaign has opted out of all of them. And this should be concerning for Republicans because if you look at just the states Democrats have won in six out of the last six elections, they start off speaking of walls with a fairly impenetrable blue wall with 242 electoral votes and you go to the five out of six states that they’ve won, that number goes to 282 electoral votes, with 12 more necessary to win."

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