Donald Trump’s flat out racism isn’t some sort of strategy to win over his crowd or a plan to win the 2020 election, no. According to Republican strategist Stuart Stevens, who is currently working for Trump primary challenger Bill Weld, Trump is just a “blithering idiot” that acts on impulses triggered by Fox News.
“There is always this need to attribute this master plan to Trump because otherwise, you have to come to terms with the fact that he’s a blithering idiot,” Stevens said in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Even a former aide, who spoke with the Huffington Post on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump’s racist attacks on the four Congresswomen was not part of a bigger scheme to ride racism to victory.
“There was no strategy,” acknowledged one former Trump aide on condition of anonymity. “This is just a Sunday morning reaction to ‘Fox and Friends.’”