There’s a super secret plan to get volunteers into Trump Tower to work on New York’s hottest campaign and it involves a two-syllable royal codeword.
According to email obtained by The Daily Beast from the Trump campaign, they are actively seeking volunteers to help make calls on his behalf in New York, a bleeding-blue state that the real estate mogul is convinced he can win in the general election.
And the only way to separate the true Trump loyalists from the rabble is by using a password when speaking to security guards.
“Everyone remembers Mr. Trump’s victory in New York, his home state Primary and the momentum it gave him to become the presumptive nominee of the Republican party,” the email reads.
“But Election 2016 is not won yet. There are more than four months until the General Election and each day counts. ‘How can I support Mr. Trump?’ you may ask. The answer is to make calls for Mr. Trump. Now is the time to lay the groundwork for the General Election. Come to the Call Center in Trump Tower to make calls for Donald Trump.”
New York is not a swing state.
And as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has outpaced Trump’s operation in terms of fundraising, campaigning and television ad buys, this seems like a peculiar strategy to prioritize.
The email then includes a promotional image from “The Apprentice” which has been edited to say “I (Heart Emoji) New York.”
Then come the special instructions.
“To show that you are an existing NYS supporter, check-in with building security by providing the special password, “DUTCHESS.” This password is valid now through Tuesday June 21, 2016.”
There is no indication as to what happens after that date.
The email promises that there will be food and drink “including coffee served.” That is if the volunteers sign a non-disclosure agreement, a decades-old custom for anyone who has worked with Trump.
“If you know of anyone, friends, coworkers, or family who are big supporters of Mr. Trump, please bring them by also.
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for helping Make America Great Again!”
Just don’t forget the password.