MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. . .DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT!
The 2016 presidential race entered a whole new level of entertainment a month ago when Donald Trump announced that he was jumping into the fray. Trump has been brandishing his wealth and fame as chief qualifications in what has been called an improbable quest for a Republican nomination. He declared his candidacy in the atrium of the Trump Tower, the luxury skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in New York city, proclaiming that only someone "really rich"— like himself—could make "our country great again." "Sadly, the American dream is dead," Trump declared. "But if I get elected President, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before," he said, repeatedly assailing China and Mexico as economic competitors, and pledging to be "the greatest jobs President that God ever created." Whew! Invoking the Almighty and bragging about his credentials as an entrepreneur, that's gotta attract some amount of fringe voters.
And it has. . . that much is clear from the latest Economist/YouGov poll of the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls that claims support for the real estate magnate soared to 28 percent, up from 15 percent the previous week. That means more than twice the number of Republicans describe Trump as their first choice than former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is backed by 14 percent of Republicans, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has 13 percent support.
However, it's not all good news for Trump. His unfavorable ratings are on the rise, according to the same poll, at the same time as his rhetoric against Mexicans has become more contentious. In his announcement speech, he famously accused Mexico of engaging in a deliberate campaign to send "rapists" and other criminals across the border. Yesterday, Trump in clarifying his controversial comments to CNN, said that the United Sates is run by stupid people. "We have incompetent leadership that doesn't know what's it doing, so we take them (the Mexicans, who are rapists and killers.)" He continued to hurl insults even when he tried a back-handed compliment, "I really like Mexico. It's a great place. The problem we have is that their leaders are much smarter and cunning than our leaders. . .is not anybody sharper and smarter and more cunning than our leaders?"
Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush told MSBNC's Jose Diaz-Balart that he was hurt by Donald Trump's comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants during an interview conducted entirely in Spanish on Monday. The former Florida Governor, whose wife is from Mexico stated, "When we have politicians like that, we cannot progress."
Trump's response to Jeb Bush, "He better be careful" (yesterday on CNN in conversation with Erin Burnett.)
The Donald is ready America, so buckle up. This is what he had to say on how he would fix Healthcare.Gov. "We have a five billion dollar website. I have so many websites. . .I hire people. They do a website. It costs me three dollars."
Or, The Donald showing his foreign relations skills: "When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time."
Just saying, folks: Donald Trump will be President in 2016, so don’t doubt him you losers.