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Trump’s Campaign Strategy Is An Off-Track Mess

Let’s count up all the red flags for Beltway Republicans.

By the time you read this, presumptive GOP nominee and anthropomorphic zeppelin disaster Donald Trump will be a handful of days into the three-week deadline imposed by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to “fix” his campaign, or else ... what, exactly? That’s the thing. There is no “or else.” Unless you believe the GOP can pull off some sort of convention heist, Corker’s demand is a toothless one.

Here’s the thing: Even if Trump were a soulful, honey-tongued angel of decorum -- heck, even if he weren't the sort of person who thinks that an unfolding national tragedy is an apt time to wrongheadedly gloat -- there would still be a lot to “fix” in such a short time.

Beyond the too-casual racism, the blanket ignorance of policy and the stunning tone-deafness of his actions, multiple reports out this week paint a clear picture of a campaign with insufficient infrastructure and strategies for the general election that are -- if we’re being charitable -- dafter than a drunken mallard. On this week’s First To Last, we round up the many ways the Trump organization is bafflingly unready for primetime.

RANK REASON
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Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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