Waiting for the spectacular Trump collapse has turned out to be a longer game than the conventional wisdom predicted.
The Trump Percent –
an idiom for the maximum number of Republicans the billionaire real estate mogul will ultimately attract to his restless coalition –
looks like a more durable number as each day passes.
He's still pulling more than 20 percent of the GOP vote,
a small dip from when he crossed into the 30 percent range at the beginning of last month.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for
“a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
In the most dramatic reaction to date from a presidential contender to recent terrorist attacks,
Trump argued that anyone belonging to the faith should be considered a potential threat.
The ban would presumably apply to immigrants, tourists and business travelers.
It would also include Muslim-American citizens outside of the country
who are looking to return, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed.
Is why so many are willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt is that
they know that they have thought similar things, but just don’t inappropriately say it in public?
Since San Bernardino many Americans have begun looking with suspicion
towards their Muslim neighbors or co-workers wondering if they are sleeper Isis supporters.
Trump speaks to the fears many Americans feel but keep private due to the PC environment in which we all live.
Trump is taking a page from Hitler's rise to power
and fanning the fears of events and of suspected minorities to boost his popularity.
What do you think?