New York Magazine ran an article recently suggesting that the Trump campaign is spreading dirt about Ben Carson and that the campaign was the “source” of a derogatory article about Dr Carson that was run recently in the National Enquirer. Apparently, Mr Trump and the CEO of the Enquirer are BFFs. They go back years. This is an excerpt from the New York Magazine article:
Trump and Enquirer CEO David Pecker have been friends for years. “They’re very close,” said a source close to the Enquirer. In July 2013, Trump even tweeted that Pecker should become CEO of Time magazine, which at the time was being spun off from its corporate parent, Time Warner. “He’d make it exciting and win awards!”
This person also said that Trump’s campaign was a source for the article: “His campaign provided information that was used,” he explained. A Trump friend said that in the days leading up to the article’s publication Trump was telling people that Carson “had a lot of medical malpractice suits” and “almost killed a guy.” more
hme…interesting. The Trump campaign has denied any involvement in the publication of the article but the fact that New York Magazine ran this article makes me wonder. And not just about the article in question. I wonder about other things as well. For example, this Mannatech story. And the Super PAC scams story. Where is all this coming from? Obviously, Ben Carson and Donald Trump are having a bromance. Mr Trump has said “I like Ben.” But does he? Does he like Ben? I have my doubts. And if I have him pegged correctly, Trump really thinks this is the ultimate apprentice contest. And the kind of sabotage here of setting Ben up with dirt and planting the dirt in the media is not as farfetched as one might think. Obviously I am not accusing the guy or his campaign. But this article in the New York Magazine does make me wonder, I gotta say.
And I am not the only one who thinks so. In this book the author considers dirt digging and spreading a Trump strength.