Clinton Ally: Oppo Research Will ‘Knock Trump Tower Down’
David Brock was part of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” to discredit the Clintons in the mid-1990s, but now he has turned his dark powers to use for them. And apparently he is eager to face Trump in the general election.
“[Hillary Clinton can] knock Trump down to the sub-basement” David Brock said, referring to the opposition research he’s done of his own volition.
“American Bridge is building a database of all the regular people — from unpaid vendors to harassed tenants to defrauded students at Trump University — who got screwed over for one reason only — they took Trump at his word,” he said at a donor event.
The Hill reports:
Brock was addressing a group of liberal donors at the annual spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance in Santa Monica, Calif. He said that American Bridge began stockpiling ammunition on Trump over the summer, adding that both the media and Republicans missed harmful information on the billionaire.
“[Trump] was not properly vetted by his rivals or the press,” he said.
“We sat on it all so as not to help the candidates who might have been stronger general election candidates.”
Brock also said that “Trump won’t be a cakewalk defeat” in a general election before detailing a strategy for toppling the businessman.
“A bare-knuckles campaign is necessary [to label Trump] a danger to the Constitution, a menace to democracy and a threat to the nation as a whole,” he said.
Brock added that his group is similarly ready for war with Ted Cruz, Trump’s closest rival for the GOP presidential nomination.
“[Cruz] isn’t much more than a regional candidate,” he said. “[It’s] a straight-up ideological battle.”
American Bridge 21st Century PAC is a super-PAC that supports Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner.
Trump leads the Republican presidential field with 743 delegates, to 545 for Cruz and 143 for John Kasich.