Donald Trump. Either the name makes you cringe or makes you smile, but the man is in fact leading the polls for President. The Donald had a few choice words for one of his biggest irritations -besides Obama and his lackluster administration, that is- the Republican Party.
“They’re all talk, they’re no action,” Trump said, revving up his fiery takedown of politicians.
“I’m more disappointed in many ways with the Republicans,” Trump said. “They have this great indignation, whether it’s Benghazi or the emails… nothing ever happens.”
Trump is enjoying a summer surge as he takes the lead in a poll of Republican presidential contenders released on Friday. The billionaire businessman is offending Hispanics and irking his GOP competitors but it’s clear that his in-your-face demeanor and willingness to take on President Barack Obama — then just as quickly turn his sharp tongue toward members of his own party — is winning over Republican voters.
“Even though I’m a Republican and I’m obviously voting that way, I’m very disappointed in the Republicans in the House. There’s weakness there,” said Julie Pagliarulo, a 56-year-old resident of Belmont, New Hampshire, who arrived hours early to see Trump speak. “Donald just says it like it is. I love it.”
Friday’s Fox News poll found Trump leading with support from 18% of Republican primary voters nationwide, compared to 15% for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 14% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Statistically speaking, the top three candidates are within the margin of error, and therefore tied — a point Trump tends to leave out of his speeches.
Trump’s in-your-face, real talk, no apologies offered attitude really speaks to me. Tired of the whiny Obama administration, I am not alone. Plenty of other folks have realized that he resonates with them as well:
“There’s some pent up frustration in the population right now that’s ready to explode,” Hansen said. “That’s why Trump’s doing so well.”
New Hampshire voters said Trump spoke to their broad range of concerns. But his greatest appeal may be that they see him as authentic and unfiltered. The opposite, voters said, of even the Republicans they elected to serve them in Congress.
“When he talks, he talks like them. He has the same frustrations they do,” said Craig Robinson, a GOP activist in Iowa and editor of The Iowa Republican website. “They still want someone who’s just going to turn Washington on its head.”
If you want truth, soft words and a spineless loser, Trump is NOT your candidate. If you want real talk, a country run like a business and not into the ground, then listen up, because Trump can make America great again.
Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to mean tweet me at @GopKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.
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