The email — which came with the obligatory “You’re fired” subject line — opens with a question about why Trump has been so focused on the president’s birthplace.
“It’s simple,” explains Robby Mook, the DCCC executive director. “Trump knows he can appeal to the worst elements of the right-wing fringe and become the next Sarah Palin by unleashing vicious attacks on our President.”
Trump is — oddly — the most high-profile Republican target at the moment, as the more serious presidential candidates continue to lay low.
Note: Trump is the father in-law of the Observer‘s publisher, Jared Kushner.
Here’s the full email:
Why has Donald Trump spent weeks perpetrating malicious lies about President Obama’s citizenship to fuel the long-discredited “birther” conspiracy?
It’s simple. Trump knows he can appeal to the worst elements of the right-wing fringe and become the next Sarah Palin by unleashing vicious attacks on our President.
With House Republicans set to end Medicare and give more tax breaks to the ultra rich, there is too much at stake to let carnival barkers like Trump take control of our national conversation.
Midnight Tomorrow marks the first FEC fundraising deadline since Trump began his media circus against President Obama. The pundits will use our totals to judge whether grassroots Democrats have President Obama’s back and are willing to fight for the issues that really matter or whether Donald Trump continues to rule the day.
There’s nothing Donald Trump wants more than for grassroots Democrats to stay silent and let the media keep cheerleading his ridiculous sideshow.
That’s why this FEC deadline is so critical. It’s our chance to show the world that we have our President’s back. Most of all, it’s our chance to expose the GOP’s real extremist agenda — ending Medicare, defunding Planned Parenthood, destroying NPR, and giving huge tax breaks for billionaires and Big Oil companies.
They can have Donald Trump. We have you.
DCCC Executive Director
P.S. Midnight Tomorrow marks a critical FEC fundraising deadline. The media will use our totals to judge whether grassroots Democrats have President Obama’s back or whether Donald Trump’s sideshow continues to rule the day. Help us raise just $56,941 more for our grassroots Rapid Response fund by Midnight Tomorrow so we can tell Donald Trump that he’s fired!