Oh, you petty man-baby.
Many remarked after Trump’s Phoenix rally that he seemed a bit “annoyed.” That’s because he was, according to a new report.
His bad mood began backstage at the Phoenix Convention Center, as he watched the crowd on a monitor, and saw that the venue wasn’t exactly filled to capacity. This pricked his fragile ego.
Donald Trump is the kind of emotionally unstable individual that would see a crowd of 4,000 to 10,000 and consider it rejection, so he lashed out, and a longtime aide paid the price.
As his surrogates warmed up the audience, the expanse of shiny concrete eventually filled in with cheering Trump fans. But it was too late for a longtime Trump aide, George Gigicos, the former White House director of advance who had organized the event as a contractor to the Republican National Committee. Trump later had his top security aide, Keith Schiller, inform Gigicos that he’d never manage a Trump rally again, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Gigicos, one of the four longest-serving political aides to the president, declined to comment.
So Trump took the stage annoyed, and began his tirade against the media (of course), nonsensically defended his remarks regarding Charlottesville, threatened to shut down the government if they didn’t approve funding for the border wall (that Mexico was supposed to pay for), and then went after the two sitting Arizona senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Truly, there is no logical reasoning for his constant campaigning, other than to stroke his ego. He is the arrogance of Barack Obama on steroids, with a side order of crazed incompetence.
So what did Gigicos do wrong, that earned him the ire of the mad king?
Gigicos had staged the event in a large multipurpose room. The main floor space was bisected by a dividing wall, leaving part of the space empty. There were some bleachers off to the side, but otherwise the audience was standing — and the scene appeared flat, lacking the energy and enthusiasm of other rallies.
Gigicos has been in charge of arranging Trump’s campaign events for the past two years, and rallies, since he took office. He’s also the one to bear the brunt of Trump’s wrath, if things weren’t to Trump’s liking.
When his microphone had problems at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, in January 2016, Trump bellowed: “The stupid mic keeps popping! Do you hear that, George? Don’t pay them! Don’t pay them!”
Gigicos left his position as White House director of advance on July 31, choosing to go back to his consulting firm. He kept himself available to do work for Trump’s reelection campaigning, as well as the Republican National Committee.
I’m still trying to get around the idea that we have a reality TV host in the presidency, who is already campaigning for reelection, with only 7 months to his presidency, and several years of work to do before he needs to be thinking about reelection.
Somebody reach out to Mr. Gigicos and tell him to count himself fortunate to be given an out from this circus. He just backed his stress-level down, considerably.