Author and controversialist Ann Coulter derided Republican communications strategist Matt Mackowiak, who suggested that Donald Trump’s candidacy and tactics may spell the end of the Republican party.
In a series of tweets, Mackowiak blasted Trump for the several controversies associated with him. While recent polls show that Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton, especially in key states such as Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, Mackowiak said that Trump might still win if he can accept that several states are simply lost already.
8/ Trump is threatening the entire GOP and it could take a decade to erase the damage. We are looking at an extinction-level event.— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 11, 2016
Mackowiak says that his trailing poll numbers are a result of his frequently incendiary comments, such as his suggestion that President Barack Obama and Clinton were “founders” of the Islamic State. The strategist said he fears that Trump poses an existential threat to the conservative movement in the United States.
12/ Make Hillary play defense for a few days. Tighten up your schedule. Do a few more policy speeches. Announce some new policy advisors.— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 11, 2016
Appearing to accept what elected Republicans, such as Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, and party leaders such as RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, appear to fear as a negative effect Trump might have for down-ticket Republican candidates this fall, Mackowiak said that Trump is “threatening elected GOPers at all levels.”
9/ Where is the bottom? His floor appears to be 38%. His ceiling appears to be 42%. Hillary's range appears to be 44%-49%— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 11, 2016
He added that the Republican nominee’s candidacy is an “extinction-level event” that Trump does not appear to care about.
20/ What does Trump care about, if he doesn't care about losing, doesn't care about the GOP, won't listen, won't learn, and won't improve?— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 11, 2016
Among the various tweets Mackowiak posted, “Ok, this sh--'s not funny anymore. Trump is threatening elected GOPers at all levels in places that haven't been competitive in decades.” “It's time to get real. Stop campaigning in states that are gone: CT, NY, ME, CA, CO and VA. Just stop. You’re wasting time.” In her derisive tweet, Coulter wrote this about Mackowiak’s tweets: “As I always say, when you’ve lost Matt Mackowiak, you’ve lost the country.”
As I always say, when you've lost Matt Mackowiak, you've lost the country. https://t.co/Gm3P4G3bdc— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 12, 2016