Trump Reportedly Angry At Allies Who Told Reporters He Didn’t Debate Well

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump’s aides reportedly told surrogates Wednesday that the GOP nominee is upset his supporters went to the press and painted his performance in the first presidential debate as anything but a resounding success.

In a Wednesday afternoon conference call, Trump’s team told allies that he was upset by negative evaluations of his debate performance, according to a CNN report.

Trump’s aides were “not subtle” in expressing his displeasure with reports that his advisors—while publicly praising his performance in the debate—are wringing their hands in private, one unnamed source told CNN.

The GOP presidential nominee wants his surrogates to stop telling reporters that they want him to change his strategy before the second debate, CNN reported. Instead, aides told Trump’s surrogates to cast the debate as a success in which the candidate cemented his status as a political outsider.

Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied that Trump’s team told his supporters anything of the sort.

“The entire description of today’s call is completely false and anybody saying otherwise is just making it up,” he told CNN.

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  1. I expect that pretty soon he’s going to start blaming the German people for losing WWII.

  2. All this leaking going on this week makes me wonder who is gonna get fired next

  3. Trump: If you include Russians in any of the polls, I win 98 to 2. There is a huge conspiracy against me in America.

  4. It’s one of life’s little ironies to me that this guy has one of the most forthcoming-to-the-press inner circles I can remember. Bunch of blabbermouths, basically. He seems to inspire disloyalty somehow. : )

  5. Creating your own alternate reality is a really good model for governing the country. Just goes to show what a disaster he could be if he even gets close to the Presidency.

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