Three sources from the Trump campaign went on record about Ann Vandersteel’s lies about her involvement with the Trump Media Advisory Board for the 2020 campaign. Think about this – What she said was so embarrassing that they wanted no lingering questions about her ties to Trump.
Let’s take a look at what campaign officials said:
Mark Serrano, Trump campaign advisor:
“We formed our advisory board in April of 2017, which now includes 19 tremendous advocates for President Trump,” the statement said. “Ann has not been, nor is she currently on the board.”
Marc Lotter, member of the 2020 Media Advisory Board:
“not familiar with this person [Vandersteel], and not aware of their participation on the board.”
Unnamed source within the campaign:
“The campaign’s advisory board was launched in April 2017, made up of tremendous advocates for President Trump, and currently consists of the following members below. Anyone else claiming to be a board member or official surrogate for the campaign at this time is mistaken.”
Needless to say, Ann Vandersteel’s name did not appear on the list provided.
Trump supporters are hesitant to call out bad behavior on social media by people who appear to be other Trump supporters. (Emphasis on the word appear).
The Daily Beast, who published the article with quotes from the Trump team, skewed the story to make it seem as though it took too long for the Trump team to disavow Ann Vandersteel. That is not how most view it because the campaign did not know who she was, but upon seeing what she said, they knew they had to issue a statement to stop her from doing more damage to the president’s reputation.
The fact that campaign officials made these statements is not changed just because someone might not like the publication. The statements were made on the record.
You can say anything you want about me, but my friends and I have never been called a liar by President Trump’s team.
What did she say that was so crazy that the campaign had to issue a statement?
See for yourself:
The first few minutes of this periscope highlights more of the idiocy coming from the group Ann is associated with on Twitter.
Why do we refuse to call this out in our community?