What happened to the Trump campaign?

  • September 18, 2021

4:57 p.m.

EST — Donald Trump’s team and the campaign have been trying to figure out what happened after their controversial speech at the Republican National Convention was abruptly canceled last week.

The GOP convention in Cleveland turned into a disaster, with the president and his running mate, Mike Pence, booed and some delegates booed by Trump supporters.

At a news conference, Trump said that the decision to cancel the speech was his own, but the campaign quickly said the speech had been canceled.

Pence said that “anyone who has worked for me, who has done anything for me in any capacity, they all know that we were never going to make the speech.”

Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told reporters Tuesday that he had been in touch with Pence’s campaign.

“Mike and I have been talking,” Lewandowski said.

“He has been very cooperative, and it’s just a matter of when we can put it out.

We are going to have it out very soon.”

Trump had initially said the convention was a disaster because he said he couldn’t get a microphone.

But he changed his mind and said he would accept the convention, even if he had to apologize.

Trump has blamed the cancellation on the DNC, and many of his supporters say the speech and the event itself were a huge factor in the convention’s collapse.

In an interview on Fox News, Republican strategist Karl Rove said the party was “not a big, strong party” and that it needed to “make some changes to win.”

But Rove added that Trump’s supporters had “shown incredible loyalty” to him.

“I think that he’s going to be the nominee,” Rove said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.