You Won’t Believe What Donald Trump’s Ex-Strategist Says About Him Now

A top strategist for Donald Trump’s campaign has defected and boy, has she spilled a load of beans about Trump’s ego, selfishness, ignorance, and what he really wants to accomplish as a candidate. (Hint: it’s not about making America great again.)

Stephanie Cegielski, is the former Communications Director of the Make America Great Again Super PAC. She was “sold,” she said, on Trump as a “protest candidate who was not bought by corporations.” But now she feels a desperate need to save America from Trump and even to save Trump from himself.

Cegielski penned a frank open letter about her disillusionment for xoJane. In it, Cegielski argued that Trump is not only unfit to be president but doesn’t even want the job:

“…which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all.”

“I’ll say it again: Trump never intended to be the candidate. But his pride is too out of control to stop him now.

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.”

Those of us who have not been conned by him are probably not surprised to learn Cegielski now thinks the only thing Trump really cares about is Trump:

“Trump is about Trump. Not one of his many wives. Not one of his many ‘pieces of ass.’ He is, at heart, a self-preservationist.

… The man does not know policy, nor does he have the humility to admit what he does not know — the most frightening position of all.

… He would stab any one of his supporters in the back if it earned him a cent more in his pocket.”

Cegielski woke up and smelled the BS when she:

“… started seeing a trend of incompetence and deniability.”

“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. He refused to take responsibility for his actions while frequently demanding apologies from others.

In other words, this former true believer now sees Donald Trump as a complete and utter fraud. She’s begging the other believers to see that, too.

“No matter how many times he repeats it, Trump would not be the ‘best’ at being a president, being in shape, fighting terrorism, selling steaks, and whatever other ‘best’ claim he has made in the last 15 minutes.

He would be the best at something, though. He is the best at looking out for Donald Trump — at all costs.

Don’t let our country pay that price.”

Of course, the Trump campaign has blasted Cegielski.

“She knows nothing about Mr. Trump or the campaign and her disingenuous and factually inaccurate statements in no way resemble any shred of truth,” a spokeswoman said. “This is yet another desperate person looking for their fifteen minutes.”

Unfortunately for Trump, Cegielski’s account has the ring of truth. Whether his remaining fans hear that is another matter.


Featured image courtesy of xoJane.

Ellen Brodsky is a long time blogger for and a contributor to Crooks and Liars. She has also worked as a researcher for Brave New Films' landmark documentary, "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" and "Iraq for Sale."