Cegielski also accused Trump of doing little to understand substantial issues during his campaign.
Stableford, Dylan. “Former Trump Super-Pac Director: Donald Doesn’t Even Want to Be President”.
Cegielski didn’t mince words. She warns the disaffected voters who thought Trump could be their voice: “He is not your voice”.
Back then, the most that “Team Trump” sought to do was poll in double digits and come second in the delegate count, she revealed in an open letter to his fans published on xojane, an American online magazine geared towards women. “His candidacy was a protest candidacy”, said Cegielski in the letter.
“The problem with characters is they are the stuff of soap operas and sitcoms and reality competitions – not political legacies”, she wrote. She said that at first, incidents like the spat with Megyn Kelly were “like manna from heaven for a communications director”, but his comments got worse and worse. “What was once his desire to rank second place to send a message to America and increase his power as a businessman”, Cegielski says, “has nightmarishly morphed into a charade that is poised to do irreparable damage to this country if we do not stop this campaign in its tracks”.
Colorado Republicans may not have been able to pick a presidential candidate at their caucus on March 1, but a former Coloradan just weighed in with the major vote against Donald Trump. Stephanie Cegielski, a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver who got a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006, worked for a governor, an attorney general and three Secretaries of State while living in this state. “You can give Trump the biggest gift possible if you are a Trump supporter: stop supporting him”, she writes.
“He doesn’t want the White House”. Cegielski says her onetime boss’ run was a “protest candidacy”. He’s achieved that already and then some…Trump is about Trump. 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”, the disaffected strategist writes.
“But his ego has now taken over the driver’s seat, and nothing else matters…I’ll say it again: Trump never meant to be the candidate”. In fact, she said, the secret slogan among Trump’s camp turned into “Let Trump Be Trump”.
Ross D. Franklin/AP After two months of primaries and caucuses, Donald Trump has emerged as the GOP presidential front-runner. It is mind-boggling. It’s mind-boggling unless you’re one of the alarming number of supporters who are looking for those qualities in a president, or unless you’ve recently resigned from his campaign staff because you finally realized that your candidate is an expensive suit and a windproof coif covering a growing pile of loose turd.
Overall, working with Trump was like working with a “fictional character” who refused to take responsibility for his actions, according to Cegielski.
“When there was a tweet that contained an error, he would blame it on an intern; when there was a photo containing a World War II Nazi Germany background, he would blame it on an intern; when he answered questions in an overtly controversial fashion, he would claim that he did not properly hear the question”.
Penning an essay for XoJane, former Trump strategist Stephanie Cegielski explains how she went from one of “The Donald’s” biggest supporters to one of his loudest naysayers. “For anyone. Ever.” Cegielski writes. He would be the best at something, though.