Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday that “a lot of” Trump’s inner circle were working in a vacuum.
“You have no idea who these people are, or where they work, what they do, or why they’re there,” Conway told “CBS This Morning.”
“I have never seen them in a more disjointed way than the Trump organization.”
Conway was responding to a question about whether Trump’s team was working in an environment of constant chaos.
She said Trump has been a successful campaigner in part because he “has people who are like, ‘Don’t let me fail.'”
“And that’s really, really hard to do, because he has people that are like that, that are loyal to him,” Conway said.
She also said Trump’s campaign has been plagued by staff turnover and problems that have made it difficult to keep track of the president’s most important staff members.
Conway said the Trump team has been “understaffed, understaffed” for the first half of the year, and that there is “no one in charge.”
Trump has struggled to hire qualified people for key positions, Conway said, adding that “we are not in a place where we are getting qualified people.”
She said there are currently no plans for hiring anyone to manage any other Trump-branded businesses.
“He is very much in charge of his own destiny, so he has to be in charge all the time,” Conway added.
Trump, who has been dogged by questions about his private finances and the extent to which he has taken on campaign debts, has insisted that he will release his tax returns and that his campaign has “always been under audit.”
He has repeatedly denied that he has made any money from his businesses.