If someone wants to look at the polls showing Donald Trump ahead, the best place to look is… Donald Trump’s Twitter account, where the candidate is more than happy to talk about it. And when he’s not touting his own poll numbers, he’s badmouthing someone else’s.
Just when you thought the far-right fringe couldn’t possibly connect abortion with the stock market, or equate the LGBT Pride flag with a white supremacist symbol, they just, well, go ahead and do that. It’s “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the shameful, racist, and hateful speech of the increasingly illogical right wing.
Donald Trump really is going after every strand of criticism against him. During a rally today in South Carolina, the GOP frontrunner read indignantly from a newspaper article about a Spanish-language radio host who refers to him as “el hombre del peluquín” — “the man of the toupee.”
Trump is entertaining if you can ignore that he wants to be leader of the free world. He’s funny if you think racism and misogyny are great punchlines. If you’re not on board with that, you may think Trump deserves the toughest of questions, the ones Ramos wants to ask.
Television is about ratings; Trump delivers ratings; therefore, Trump, whose speeches are 90 percent about Trump — his feelings, experiences, feuds, grudges and, of course, genius — is on television nonstop.
Think about what we try to teach our children, and then think about four years of trying to explain away a President Trump. Maybe the contrast with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit will jump-start the process of scales falling from eyes.
After Ramos said he had the right to ask a question, Trump said: “No, you don’t. You haven’t been called. Go back to Univision.”
Donald Trump reignited his war against his political enemies, with a new attack on Fox News host Megyn Kelly. And even the most prominent Republican media outlet in the country is discovering: The Donald won’t ever let you go.
Of course, in order for Graham himself to even get near Trump, he would first have to qualify for one of the top-ten candidate debates — and good luck with that.
The new poll even finds The Donald leading a variety of other candidates in potential two-way races — which would dispel the idea that Trump might just have been ahead because of divided opposition in a very wide field.
Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.
Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.
At an annual Americans for Prosperity summit, a handful of the 17 Republican presidential candidates made appearances. Donald Trump was not invited.
Not so long ago, leaders of a chastened Republican Party issued a report urging a new way forward for a GOP spurned by voters of color — but let’s just say the report’s recommendations haven’t been widely embraced.
Jimmy Kimmel and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up for a new public service announcement on nutrition, called “F and V” — though with a bit of disagreement over what exact language that really means.
There are candidates who wave the American flag — and then there’s Donald Trump, who gave the Stars and Stripes a big hug at a rally Wednesday in New Hampshire.