President Donald Trump’s campaign team is coming under major fire. As The Daily Caller told:
A growing number of people within President Donald Trump’s conservative support base say they feel insulted over the aggressive, spam-like text messages they receive from the Trump campaign and national Republican groups seeking their money.
The cellphones of many self-proclaimed Trump supporters have become inundated with aggressively-worded text messages from toll-free numbers accusing them of abandoning their president if they don’t fork over their cash to Republican groups.
Trump supporter Lisa Banner of Georgia stated, “I’m a strong Trump supporter, but they’re ridiculous,” The president’s campaign sometimes texts her multiple times a day asking for money among other solicitations. “It makes me insulted. It makes me feel as though he underestimates his base, which I am one of and a lot of other people that I know, and I don’t know anybody this appeals to.”
Banner said some of the texts she receives purport to be sent by Trump asking if she wants to have dinner with him. Others sent by the campaign accost her for not being on a certain Trump campaign donor list. “But these kinds of things have the opposite effect on me, makes me want to withhold my money. If they said things respectfully I would certainly give them way more consideration than that kind of crap, excuse me.”
Pennsylvania Trump supporter and contributor Bill Supplee shared, “I’ll reply, ‘stop,’ and the next day I’ll get more texts from a different number. It’s crazy. I don’t know if it’s a scam or what. Nobody’s getting my money now.”
Plus he added, “Some of the messages are very pressuring. During COVID many people are on a fixed income. It’s not very thoughtful to be reaching out to put more pressure on people to donate.”
As political consultant Christian Peck claimed, “The problem is the verbiage, this notion that the base has let them down. That is really a bad message for the GOP base, which probably since the time of the Obamacare repeal efforts has felt that they did their part and the leadership of the party let them down.”
“Look at the verbiage of this particular text,” Peck said referring to a message he received from the NRCC in July. “You failed, all caps, to accept your exclusive 5x match and restore Trump’s majority. We will give you one more chance, all caps, do not abandon your president.”
And declared, “President Trump enjoys unparalleled support from the Republican base. He’s touting approval ratings in the GOP well over 90%,. The base hasn’t abandoned President Trump.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has also adopted an accusatory tone towards Trump supporters in text messages. “We’ve reached out to you multiple times. You’ve failed to claim 5X match. Please don’t let Trump & his Senate allies down. LAST CHANCE.” Such messages clearly in bad taste.