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

Two top advisers to President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities 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. LewandowskiTrump World boils over as campaign hits skids The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump turns to immigration; primary day delays expected Sunday shows preview: Bolton delivers bombshell while US tackles COVID-19, police brutality 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 BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump 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 McConnellMcConnell in talks with Mnuchin on next phase of coronavirus relief Pelosi: 'We shouldn't even be thinking' about reopening schools without federal aid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K MORE (R-Ky.).

Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Chris Christie says Trump team wasn't aggressive enough early in COVID-19 crisis; Tensions between White House, Fauci boil over Senate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads MORE (R-Ariz.) trails Democrat Mark Kelly badly in Arizona. She is running well behind Trump in the state.

And Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Is Georgia reaching a tipping point? Democrats hope for tidal moment in Georgia with two Senate seats in play GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle 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 CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Is Georgia reaching a tipping point? Democrats hope for tidal moment in Georgia with two Senate seats in play Loeffler doubles down against BLM, calls movement 'anti-Semitic' amid continued WNBA blowback MORE (R-Ga.), a Trump ally, and two Democrats.