“I introduced them but I don’t know anything further about that,” said Republican strategist. He also said he was not present at the meeting.
Rove confirmed to Bloomberg Politics that he assisted in bringing the two parties together by being the middle man between the retired neurosurgeon campaign and Wynn, a business rival of the Republican front-runner Trump, Carson’s opponent.
Considered by many as the mastermind behind George W. Bush’s presidential victories in 2000 and 2004, Mr.Rove has yet to officially back any of the candidate this election cycle, though Rove says he has given input to a few who have requested his input. Not surprisingly, Trump is seeing his two rivals teaming up as a direct attack on him.
“Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish,” said real estate mogul’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a statement after someone asked about Mr. Rove’s part in bringing the two parties together. The campaign manager suggested Carson was playing right into Trump’s hand. Trump has been pointing out politicians downfall of always discussing and making promises on issues but not doing anything to resolve then and the donors who promote this type of behavior.
The political community has taken note of Karl Rove’s party in bringing the two parties together, wondering what are Rove’s intentions said a person with knowledge of the meeting.
The unnamed person also mentioned they were confident that Rove sole motivation was not to just raise Carson profile as part of a move to eventually knock Trump out. “Karl Rove isn’t just going to just to help Ben Carson out of the goodness of his heart,” the unnamed individual said.
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