Update II: YouGov poll: Trump now leads GOP field nationally with 15%. No surprise. As we wrote, Trump speaks English and every other candidate speaks a dialect of Mush. Why is Trump trumping the field?:
The base wants a fight and Donald Trump gives them that fight.
Third, the Washington Establishment treats its base with utter contempt and Trump is doing a one-man road show to tell the base he not only understands their concerns, but shares them.
So here is a hint for the other men and women running for President. If you want to tap into what Trump is getting, you do not have to be bombastic. You do not have to resort to hyperbole with every statement. But you do have to do something Republican candidates are loathe to do. You have to run against the Republican Party.
That is, frankly, why Trump is doing so well. Republicans in Washington look at polling that shows how they are disliked and their advisors whisper in their ears that they need to be more like Barack Obama. Actually, conservatives hate the Washington GOP more than Democrats hate the Washington GOP. Further, conservatives see too many self-styled conservatives go to Washington and puke all over themselves getting along with the other side.
Hillary Clinton also needs to look in the mirror. “She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.“ Hillary needs to run against Obama and against the Obama Dimocrat Party. The establishments of both parties have failed and the voters of both parties know it. “Establishment” candidates deserve to lose and will lose.
Update: Trump: I’ll win the Latino vote if I’m nominated. We doubt that statement from Trump will come to pass. But this is something rarely seen these days: genuine confidence. It’s the confidence of a top negotiator businessman. It’s not the phony “yes, we can” of a poll tested Obama. It’s not the mopey resignation of a Mitt Romney who wimped out on striving to get the votes of 47% of the population.
Trump is in all likelihood deluded if he believes he’ll turn around the Latino demographic in his favor. But his claim is certainly better than “I’m gonna lose votes by telling the truth.” Much better is “I’ll tell the truth and phrase it the way I want to, in clear English, and still people will vote for me even if they don’t like what I say.” Or is it “Legal immigrants to this country, even Mexican immigrants, agree with me against illegal immigration and they will reward me with votes.” Whichever it is, Trump is not the mope Mitt Romney was/is.
GOP establishment will ramp up attacks against Trump in 3… 2…. 1 as they read Poll: Donald Trump Leads GOP Field in North Carolina.
How lucky can one man get? Donald Trump has hit roulette gold while pulling the levers on the slots and hitting the Bing! in Bingo. Ain’t that a kick in the head?
We know. Trump made his own luck. But what luck. Consider that every issue Donald Trump chose to emphasize in this supposed presidential run is now top on the marquee of issues. Even that bit about “supposed presidential run” works in Trump’s favor because the less seriously he’s taken by the Republican establishment and Big Media the closer he’s hugged by the American voter.
What do we mean? Donald Trump hit illegal immigration and Mexico hard in his presidential announcement. The result? Companies like Macy’s and Univision dumped their business relationship with The Donald. Trump can now claim (and he already made the claim) he has lost money for defending America against the machinations of the Mexican government.
Into this controversy walked in the controversial Anne Coulter. Coulter noted that American blacks are most hurt by illegal immigration (we made that claim a while back ourselves) and that Trump should speak to black Americans about the damage illegal immigration has done to the black community.
This swirling mass of controversy led to more controversy as several Republican candidates (and Hillary Clinton) attacked Donald Trump for his views. To Donald Trump’s rescue came certain illegal immigrants.
These illegal immigrants that came to the rescue of Donald Trump? Murderers. Which led to this bit of news from a black American:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘My son was murdered by a Mexican illegal immigrant, just like Kathryn Steinle – it’s time people listened to Trump,’ says mother of gunned-down teenage football star
Jamiel Shaw was murdered in 2008 in Los Angeles by a gang member who should not have been in the country
Brilliant high school footballer was shot twice by Pedro Espinoza because he thought 17-year-old’s red backpack was sign he was in rival gang
Espinoza was freed from four-month sentence day before murder even though he was wanted for deportation
Anita Shaw, an Army sergeant says death of Kathryn Steinle, who was allegedly murdered at random by illegal immigrant, speaks of anger
She tells Daily Mail Online: ‘It makes me angry. Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something, and they’re trying to shut him down.’
The mother of a teenage boy gunned down by an illegal Mexican immigrant in strikingly similar circumstances to how Kathryn Steinle died, has backed Presidential hopeful Donald Trump to ‘close our borders’.
Anita Shaw, whose 17-year-old boy Jamiel Jr was murdered by gang member Pedro Espinoza in Los Angeles in 2008, says she is ‘angry’ at the current immigration policy.
She told Daily Mail Online: ‘It makes me sad, it makes me angry, it makes me frustrated.
‘It’s amazing to me that the same incident is still going on today. It’s like, when will the public wake up and do something.
‘And this guy who is running for President, Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something and they’re trying to shut him down.
“Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something, and they’re trying to shut him down” says a black American mother mourning the death of her 17 year old son. Not to be crass, but this is big news for Donald Trump and we have no doubt this black mother’s lament will be heard on August 6 when Republican candidates for president debate.
To be even more crass, liberal San Francisco, sanctuary city that it is, also helps Donald Trump with this outrage:
The case has echoes of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle’s death in San Francisco because suspected killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, was deported five times before he allegedly struck. [snip]
But when he was arrested over marijuana four months ago in San Francisco he was let go, in accordance with city policy designed to give ‘sanctuary’ to undocumented migrants.
Anita, 50, who was serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq when she was told of her eldest son’s death, said: ‘I still don’t understand why it happened, just like what happened in San Francisco, why wasn’t this guy deported after he was released from prison. ‘Sanctuary City’, that’s crazy.
‘When I heard about the girl in San Francisco, I said, ‘oh no, not again’, she was so pretty and so young and to be with her father and her brother when it happened, just enjoying her day, and then all of a sudden no more.’
To be crass and gross, this helps Donald Trump. Here’s some more from the mother who served the country in Iraq:
I remember crying a lot when I was told about Jamiel because I was still in Iraq,’ she said.
‘I was screaming and crying, I wanted to help find the guy, but I felt completely helpless.
‘And then when I found out he was an illegal alien, I felt everyone was trying to keep it quiet, I felt like because he was an illegal alien it was alright that he killed my son.
‘It felt like an American citizen living in the United States is not worth anything, but my son was worth something.’
Los Angeles police officials described the killing as random and senseless – Jamiel was unarmed and had no gang ties.
Espinoza had killed a youth who had been doing everything right in his life – from studying hard to never missing church.
He was also a talented football player inspiring the Los Angeles High Romans to the 2007 Southern League title.
Picture a Trump campaign commercial featuring this black woman solider mourning her son’s death at the hands of an illegal immigrant and then tell us Trump has no chance of getting black votes.
Donald Trump’s anti illegal immigration crusade has lots of ammunition:
A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court.
U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order Tuesday afternoon requring the five officials to show up for a hearing Aug. 19.
The Republican Party establishment and Big Media are more concerned about political calculations regarding the Latino vote and not worried at all about telling the truth to the American voter. Maybe the truth might lure the Latino vote, as The Donald crows.
But it is not just on murderous illegal immigration issues that Donald Trump scores a jackpot.
Donald Trump is a proud bombastic billionaire businessman. What is the big story this week? Last week? And next week? And next month?
The big headlines are all business related issues. The Greek drama. The China meltdown:
The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece
China looks like it is heading for its version of the 1929 stock market crash [snip]
n any normal summer, a 30pc fall in the Chinese stock market – a loss of value roughly equivalent to the UK’s entire economic output last year – after an ascent which had seen share prices more than double within the space of a year would have been front page news across the globe.
The dramatic series of government interventions to stem the panic – hitherto unsuccessful, it should be added – would similarly have been up there at the top of the news agenda. Yet the pantomime of the Greek debt talks, together with the tragi-comedy of will they, won’t they leave the euro, has relegated the story to little more than a footnote – even though 940 companies, more than a third, have now suspended trading on China’s two main indices.
The parallels with 1929 are, on the face of it, uncanny.
Throw in the Puerto Rico disaster and the Illinois disaster and a businessman in charge might hold the trump cards in 2016. Today’s yet unexplained and very bizarre New York Stock Exchange shutdown leads to further jitters and a “is anyone in charge” fear that leads to “let’s put someone in charge and why not a businessman?”