Wow. They’re getting desperate already.
Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe attacked Donald Trump this week for using a teleprompter.
Obama even used teleprompters to speak at a grade school to 6th graders.
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Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and political strategist, spoke with Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer — also former White House officials — on their podcast “Keepin’ it 1600,” at length about Trump’s chances against Hillary Clinton in November.
Trump’s decision to give a set of remarks — with the aid of a teleprompter — earlier this week is just one example of how the candidate is lazy and unwilling to go about the traditional means of campaigning, Plouffe said.
“It’s so offensive as a practitioner,” he said. “Get on your plane and go to Ohio. It’s not that complicated … I think he’s actually quite lazy. He’s lazy.”
Plouffe, who is now an adviser at Uber, went on to say that Trump is “not doing basic things” that are expected, or required, of a major party’s nominee, such as explaining his policies in clear talking points and drawing distinct contrasts with his opponent.
He said Trump won’t have success by assuming that the general election will be anything like the primaries, or by ignoring the importance of data models and televison advertising.
“It seems like he’s just stuck in the view that everything he did in the primary will work [in the general],” he said. “I think the evidence is that it’s not.”