Trump: ‘It’s the stupidity, stupid!’

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Inspiring words

Deep in the bowels of Trump Tower in New York City, where the operations center for the Trump presidential campaign is located, there’s a sign on the wall. Campaign staffers hustle about the office—called “the war room”—and look at it occasionally, reminding themselves what this election is all about: the stupidity of the American people.

Casey Lebowski, Trump’s campaign manager, says he likes to refer to the sign periodically to help him get back on track when the daily problems of any campaign—logistics, airplane trouble, a shipment of signs showing up at the wrong place—get him down.

“This campaign is about a few big ideas,” says Lebowski. “They’re what animate Donald Trump and they’re what animate us. Immigration. Security. Beating China. But there’s one idea that’s bigger than all of them, and it’s that America is a place where its citizens are free to be stupid and they don’t want any elitist telling them they should aspire to something more. So, when I’m struggling with the little problems that make a campaign such a challenge, I look up at the sign and it all becomes clear to me why l’m doing what I’m doing. I’m helping Donald Trump keep the American people stupid.”

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