Are things really this dire over in Trump-land, or is this just another instance of the mainstream media interjecting themselves into an election for the sake of ratings and spin?
This is the final stretch of the 2020 election, and the contest is heated in ways that many of us have never seen before. There is unprecedented chaos ahead, even if much of it comes from the media’s sphere of influence surrounding the event.
We’ve already witnessed the first truly shocking “October Surprise” of the season, as the New York Post‘s latest alleged exposé took aim at Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
But now, on the heels of that devastating report, other media outlets are pumping out stories regarding Trump’s chances to win the election, in what could be construed as an attempt to deflate the morale of his base.
Three senior Trump advisers who recently talked to campaign manager Bill Stepien walked away believing he thinks they will lose.
In weekly pep talks, Stepien tells staff members why they shouldn’t pay attention to the perennially horrible public polls — and how they can “win the week” and the campaign.
But in other private conversations, described by multiple sources, Stepien can seem darkly pessimistic. He likens the campaign to an airplane flying through turbulence, saying: “It’s our job to safely land the plane.”
Three sources who have heard Stepien use variations of the airplane analogy say they sensed he was deeply, perhaps irretrievably pessimistic about the state of the race.
This reporting was quickly rebuke by Stepien, lending ever more credence to the idea that these anonymous sources were dubious in nature.
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