When you campaign as the Conservative’s Conservative – you really need to vet people on your team well.
Andy Pugno’s Consultant, Tim Clark is a disaster. He appointed a Nazi to the California Donald Trump Delegate Slate along with a vigilante, reality show TV Stars, a crazy pastor, a former GOP leader who made legitimate rape comments and a couple of GOP officials that got cold feet and quit.
The Donald Trump Campaign usually demands exclusivity from their consultants – but all that said, why the local media has not picked up on the #AD06 nexus is beyond me.
Clark and Nehring, the Guardian can reveal, spent six weeks in Guatemala in 2011 working as advisers to Manuel Baldízon, a rightwing populist and business tycoon who campaigned on the promise of broadcasting the executions of criminals on TV.
The Nehring referred to is former CRP Chairman Ron Nehring. I’d love to see the ads that Tim Clark came up with in that campaign. I am also wondering if the Donald Trump team did ANY vetting whatsoever of Mr. Clark at all.
Clark also said in the email that he did not know about Baldízon’s campaign promise of televising executions – even though it was widely reported in the international media as well as the Guatemalan press.
That must have been one hell of a database error in 2011. Does the BS sound familiar? It is always someone else’s fault with Tim Clark as he sets one client after another on fire.
Neither Clark nor Nehring mention their work for Baldízon on their company websites – although both make references to having worked in Guatemala.
Well, no kidding. Here’s the likely reason why:
Baldízon’s political career in Guatemala has long been linked to unsavory patronage – a concern that InsightCrime, a group that investigates organized crime in the Americas, reports is fueled by his refusal to disclose the identity of the private donors who bankroll his campaigns.
If Pugno was smart – he’d cut this guy loose as soon as possible before the Media starts asking him more questions than the crap blowing up the mailboxes of #AD06.
The trainwreck continues.