How to explain Donald Trump? It has nothing to do with polls, political rhetoric, tactics, strategy, or history. It has everything to do with reality TV — which the chattering classes don’t know jack about. Some of us might even be proud of that. Yuuuuge problem.
Chuck Todd tried an earnest, but probably hopeless tack: by appealing to civic responsibility and the seriousness of seeking the presidency.
Other clergy warned the planned attendees against giving legitimacy to “Trump’s racially inaccurate, insensitive and incendiary rhetoric.”
Since 1980, when Iowa held its first seriously competitive GOP caucuses, the first-place finisher has gone on to win the party’s nomination less than half the time.
The dwindling coven of grown-ups on the right complain that Trump is doing serious damage to the Republican “brand.” Which he is. But it is difficult to feel sorry for the GOP. After all, it has brought this upon itself.
Kovaleski “should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes,” Trump said in a statement,
This Thanksgiving, take some time away from the warm hearth of fellowship and family time, and join me as we wallow in the mire of right-wing mendacity, ignorance, and fear. There’s plenty of room.
Reporter: Saddest part is, “it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record.”
Donald Trump promises to make Americans proud of our country again, but the spectacle of furious thousands cheering him at a rally evokes revulsion and shame. So when President Obama speaks out to defend immigrants and refugees from his brand of scurrilous abuse, I feel a deep sense of gratitude
Trump: “Report them! Most likely you’ll be wrong, and that’s okay. But let the local police go in and check out, and you’ll get rid of this stuff.”
Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.
There’s been lots of talk about the fascist tendencies of Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns — but now one of his Republican rivals is officially going there.
Threatening an independent bid again — if GOP treats the candidate badly: “If they break that agreement with him, as they say ‘woe be on them.'”
Donald Trump has now done the impossible: He’s got a Fox News host begging him not to spread racist paranoia that he’s picked up from right-wing talk radio.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s insistence that he saw Muslims cheering on 9/11 has drawn criticism for being inaccurate, and for politicizing an already emotional topic for Muslims in the U.S.
Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims.
Perhaps most pointedly, two different surveys show a majority of Americans opposed to taking in refugees, making the issue very lucrative for Republicans.
Trump, when asked by reporter if there should be a database to monitor Muslims in the United States: “I would certainly implement that, absolutely.”