Bossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report

Two top advisers to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE’s 2016 campaign warned him about his shaky standing in several key battlegrounds in the 2020 race, provoking the White House to fly in state directors from Arizona and Florida to give updates, according to a new report.

Politico reports that Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGiuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus Chelsea Clinton blames Trump for Secret Service officers in quarantine More than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine: report MORE, and 2016 deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, went to the White House last week and informed Trump that he’s trailing in several key swing states that could determine the outcome of the November election.

Neither Lewandowski nor Bossie are involved with the president's 2020 campaign, but Trump is known to consult with them on occasion about the political terrain.


Following their meeting with Trump, the campaign’s state directors for Arizona and Florida were reportedly called in to the White House to discuss the state of play.

Arizona has not gone for the Democratic presidential nominee since 1996. Polls show presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE with a small but consistent lead there over the past few months.

Florida is a perennial battleground state that looks like a toss-up, although polls show Trump is underperforming with key groups, such as older voters, that could tip the balance to the former vice president.

The conversation between Trump and his former advisers also reportedly focused on GOP senators struggling in their reelection efforts in traditionally red states, provoking Trump to call in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE (R-Ky.).

Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGabby Giffords congratulates Mark Kelly with throwback photo of her own swearing-in Mark Kelly sworn in to Senate seat Sen.-elect Mark Kelly visits John McCain's grave ahead of swearing-in MORE (R-Ariz.) trails Democrat Mark Kelly badly in Arizona. She is running well behind Trump in the state.

And Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTop Senate GOP super PAC raises million ahead of Georgia runoffs Republican senators introduce bill to protect government workers from being targeted at home Republicans scramble to counter calls to boycott Georgia runoffs MORE (R-Ga.) has an uphill climb to win the crowded jungle primary in Georgia, where she faces challenges from Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGeorgia's Perdue, Kemp to appear with Fox News's Laura Ingraham Five things to know about Georgia's Senate runoffs Sunday shows - Health officials warn pandemic is 'going to get worse' MORE (R-Ga.), a Trump ally, and two Democrats.