Despite Donald Trump’s ridiculous and racist talks of closing down mosques, 42 percent of Republicans believe he will win the presidential candidacy.
During an interview with Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney, Trump said that he would “absolutely” be willing to suspend particular passports and close down mosques in order to fight ISIS on U.S. soil.
Citing England’s adoption of these anti-ISIS measures, Varney said to Trump, "They’ve got a whole new series of proposals to deal with this including withdrawal of passports from some of these people."
"Absolutely,” Trump replied. “Good.”
"…and closing some mosques," Varney added. "Would you do the same thing in America?"
"I would do that," Trump said casually. "Absolutely, I think it’s great."
Just hours after this interview, a poll from ABC News and the Washington Post found Republicans “expect Manhattan real-estate mogul, who has never held elected office, to win their party's nomination,” reported POLITICO. “And of a list of six top GOP contenders, 43 percent said that he has the best chance of winning next year's general election.”
If those numbers don’t send a chill through your spine, check out the rest of the numbers from POLITICO.
Trump leads Carson and the rest of the field on key attributes in addition to being seen as the most likely to win it all. Approximately 47 percent said he is the best leader, while a plurality of 32 percent gave him the upper hand on the issues over Carson, at 19 percent. He is also seen as the strongest candidate on immigration, with 39 percent backing him in that regard, and 29 percent said he understands people like them, leading the field over Carson's 19 percent. Meanwhile, a larger share of voters saw Carson as honest (33 percent to Trump's 21 percent) and having a better personality (24 percent to 19 percent). At the same time, Bush leads the field in terms of the candidate voters felt is most experienced for the job, with 31 percent to Trump's 23 percent.
How can Trump, who so clearly totes a bad bag full of misinformation, bad science, and questionable morals, be so close to winning the GOP’s nomination? Could this be a real insight into the minds of the GOP leaders today?
This man has never held any political office, he owns a multi-million dollar company and has filed for bankruptcy multiple times, he is obviously more than willing to turn his back on the sanctity of freedom of religion, and has been accused of raping his wife. Despite all this, he is still inching his way into the White House.
If that doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.
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