Earlier this week, an open letter penned by Stephanie Cegielski, who claimed to be Donald Trump’s former “top strategist-turned-defector,” was published on the insipid girl-power/feminist haven xoJane.com. It was quickly propagated by a variety of leftist propaganda mouthpieces like Salon and Slate, as well as a number of the #NeverTrump ‘true conservative’ outlets.
Cegielski purported to have been the “Communications Director of the Make America Great Again Super PAC.” Immediately, alarm bells were going off in my head – early in the race, Trump’s lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to all super PACs attempting to associate with his campaign. Clearly, whatever connections she claimed to have to Trump or the goings-on of his operation were either fraudulent or heavily tainted.
MSNBC: “Donald Trump Says No to Super PACs, Demands Others Do Same”
The tone and verbiage of the letter was clearly intended to unsettle die-hard Trump supporters, while also confirming the aversions of his detractors.
I sat in Trump Tower being told that 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%…
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.
You can give Trump the biggest gift possible if you are a Trump supporter: stop supporting him.
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.
And if you are one of the disaffected voters — one of the silent majority like me — who wanted a candidate who could be your voice, I want to speak directly to you as one of his biggest advocates and supporters.
He is not that voice. He is not your voice. He is only Trump’s voice.
Who would believe that a dyed-in-the-wool alpha male and born winner would put his entire empire, reputation, safety, and family’s future on the line to intentionally ‘come in second?’ Only the intellectually-challenged and sorely under-informed (see: xoJane.com readers) could possibly fall for such a ruse.
In the days since, diligent investigative journalists have dismantled Cegielski’s claims.
A new fundraising group – boasting Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”- got up and running around June/July 2015. But, what were they doing for Trump other than using his name to rake in money?
They filed start-up paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. ABC news caught wind of it and went out to investigate. After all, Trump had boasted of no super PAC’s and the media was looking for a hot lead.
The group’s treasurer and lawyer – the only two people named on the FEC paperwork – did not respond to requests for comment by ABC News.
The address listed for the organization on 51st Street in Manhattan is shared by a UPS Store.
John Miranda | Press TV –
“If she had indeed worked for Trump’s campaign she would be interviewed on CNN/FOX directly. That she was not immediately thrown on to our TV screens was a red flag.
Mainstream media would be shining a light onto her if there had been the smallest shred of truth to her story. That MSM has completely ignored her showed directly something was seriously wrong with her…
I think MSM truly fears using a complete fraud like Cegielski against Trump. They do not want to give him the chance to clearly show everyone they are utterly untruthful.”
Even the folks at Snopes took the time to tackle this one –
While Cegielski’s official title may be unclear, it’s certain that labeling Cegielski “Trump’s top campaign strategist” is incorrect. Cegielski worked for a super PAC (which, despite the name, is not legally recognized as a political action committee and by law cannot contribute directly to or coordinate with a political campaign, although they can use raised funds to campaign independently) and not for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
When all is said and done with the 2016 election, the smoking pile of ruined careers and credibility will certainly be of epic proportions.