When the Trump campaign tried to use the Trump name to gain traction in the early days of the GOP primary, he didn’t have a clue…
WASHINGTON — When the Donald Trump campaign was trying to use his name to get traction in early 2016, the candidate did not know the source of his name, according to the former adviser to the campaign.
And in the end, it didn’t work, the adviser said.
“The Donald Trump team had a very different understanding of the history of the term ‘Trump’ than the Trump Campaign did,” said the adviser, who requested anonymity to discuss internal Trump operations.
The Trump campaign, he added, did not have any way to know that.
“In fact, I think that’s why they didn’t even try,” the adviser told Fox News.
“The campaign would not have even been aware of it.”
“The Trump team didn’t know who Donald Trump was, and they didn.
It’s very important to understand this,” the source added.
The source said Trump’s team was “very embarrassed” by the revelation that Trump had not known who he was before he announced his candidacy for president.
For years, the campaign’s effort to create a name for Trump, which was originally designed to be a generic Republican candidate, had been a way for the candidate to create an identity as a populist, outsider candidate who had tapped into the frustrations of Americans.
“You know, he was a Republican for years.
He was a conservative.
He wasn’t really that liberal.
He didn’t really take on all the establishment candidates.
He had a big heart,” the campaign adviser said, but the name became so popular that it became a “staple” on bumper stickers, campaign literature and buttons.
In 2016, as the campaign worked to gain attention for Trump and get his message out, he began using the Trump Organization to promote his candidacy, and in the process, he became the “Trump brand,” said Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
“That was part of his campaign strategy,” the senior adviser added.
“He was doing it to attract attention, and the campaign was going to keep pushing that message, and to build a brand.
And it became the Trump brand.
According to the source, the Trump team also did not even have a way to find out who the real Donald Trump is, which he said was one of the reasons they didn, in fact, try.
A former Trump adviser said that the campaign didn’t ask Trump for a name because “there was no way to identify the real Trump” in a way that would help the Trump camp build its case that he was actually the Republican nominee.
But a senior adviser to Trump told Fox that the Trump group did not attempt to contact anyone about the real “Donald Trump” because Trump was not the person he believed himself to be.
When the Trump 2016 campaign began looking to use a “Donald” to promote its name, it was already well established, the source said.
The name Trump had been used for years by the Republican National Committee, according the adviser.
The source also said the Trump Trump campaign also did try to get Trump to reveal his real name, but that “there’s a huge difference between asking someone to tell you their real name and asking them to reveal their real identity,” the consultant added. “
So there was no need to do any of that.”
The source also said the Trump Trump campaign also did try to get Trump to reveal his real name, but that “there’s a huge difference between asking someone to tell you their real name and asking them to reveal their real identity,” the consultant added.
Trump did not want to give away his real identity, the former Trump advisor said.
And so the campaign never tried to do that, even though they had done it in the past.
“There was no reason for them to do it.”