Saturday. Bedminster, NJ. A small, private Come-to-Jesus meeting lasting a few hours. Himself the president of the United States of America plus his slowly frizzling braintrust.
The man’s had a tough run. No US president was ever beaten up this badly. They told him: You can win. You’ve lost confidence. Change your frame of mind. Think, know how you can get that back?
Haters say you’ve given up, that how the way things are going you think you can’t win. We’re saying:
1. 100 days are left.
2. You can win.
3. The race isn’t over.
4. Change your approach.
5. Stop fights with the press.
6. Focus only on one point — winning the election.
7. Three debates are left — bumbling Biden’ll only bomb.
8. Handle just what affects us — masks, testing, COVID.
9. Talk about the future, not the past. Lay things out for our next few years.
10. Go forward. Forward.
The few guys — deputy campaign manager Max Miller, senior adviser Jared Kushner, former NJ Gov. Chris Christie, campaign manager Bill Stepien — arrived a half-hour early. The president was there 2 ¹/₂ hours. He listened calmly. Smart, professional, he pushed back. No argument. No script. No yelling. He was listening. Understanding how to go forward.
They said stop repeating this is our greatest economy. It’s a difficult moment. Change the mood. Have a calm up press conference. We’re winners. All its life, our country’s been a winner. All your life, you’ve been a winner.
Tell the United States of America what you plan to do to win America’s future.
President Trump then left for a fund-raiser. The small male cadre stayed. Was it a knock-down-drag-out? Were there arguments? Listen, more I cannot tell you.
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Martha Stewart wants more social-media followers. She’s told that her under 1 mil Instagramers are too low for her brand. More yenta followers means more money can be charged for sponsored content — or for anything.
So, this explains her recent selfie. It was 89 degrees, and Miss Martha plopped into her East Hampton pool. She designed it to have no steps, no paint, almost no chlorine, extra deep for diving and, since Main Street was fresh out of Roseanne Barr sonatas, the place plays Shirley Bassey music. Anyway, she puckered her lips, snapped her own picture, and posted it.
Look for Miss Martha to soon raise her prices.
More politics. Between his underground cobwebs Basement Biden is fund-raising. He just swept in a $50,000 pop. Fifty grand to watch Biden the Bumbler fall asleep on a video call? How much more could he sweep in if his wife, the certified caregiver — whom he introduced at one rally as his sister — nudged him awake? … More. Mrs. Obama, who boasts 16 million Twitter talker types only follows 18 of them herself. Like first ladies. Like Melania. For some reason, she just lost Hillary. Must be she doesn’t do ex-first ladies.
Next stop LA
A.J. Benza, who once wrote a gossip column, says attorneys prevented him from testifying in Harvey Weinstein’s New York trial because he was an LA resident. He now tells AftershockXL Network that he expects he’ll be called to testify at the LA trial. Some in the media accuse Benza of possibly being an “accessory” because Benza did p.r. work for Weinstein, including providing dirt that Weinstein could trade for allegations of infidelity against him. Benza has denied knowing about any sexual misconduct.
Certain itchy females, tired of quarantining and staying homebound, have new lingerie. The brand is “Call Waiting.”
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.