Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has most definitely got people talking over the past few weeks. Truth be told, when it comes to U.S. politics, the media don’t have to look much beyond Trump if they want a story. As most people will know by now, the media feeding frenzy started four weeks ago when property tycoon Trump announced that he intended to seek the GOP’s nomination for another tilt at the presidency.
Trump used the announcement that he was seeking the nomination to describe Mexican immigrants as “criminals, drug dealers and rapists.” Trump’s comments obviously stirred up a huge amount of controversy, and his comments have been attacked by many, including some within his own party. Trump, however, has remained unapologetic. Last week, Trump even called for a wall to be built between the U.S. and Mexico to stop immigrants crossing the border illegally.
Yesterday, SF Gate compared Trump to Lord Voldemort, saying, “[T]o thinking Republicans who don’t want to go through another circle of hell like the 2012 presidential primary, Trump is He Who Must Not Be Named.”
The Huffington Post calls Trump “America’s narcissist in chief” and says that for Trump the word “egomaniac” is an understatement. They point out that “when challenged on the inaccuracy, outrageousness and viciousness of his remarks,” Trump simply attacks those who challenge him, calling them unpatriotic. Trump also claims that he is the only one with the courage to tell the truth.
Interviewed by NBC’s Katy Tur on Wednesday, Trump attacked the interviewer, telling her that she “didn’t know what she was talking about” when she confronted Trump with figures that show that undocumented immigrants in America actually have much lower crime rates than natural born American citizens.
Earlier this week, Trump announced his plan to deal with the growing problem of Islamic State. Trump’s plan is to bomb “the hell” out of the oil fields in Iraq.
Trumps said, “If I win, I would attack those oil sites that are controlled and owned — they are controlled by ISIS, I wouldn’t send many troops because you won’t need ’em by the time I’m done.”
Trump’s plan has been described as “deranged” by military analysts according to Politicus USA.
Despite his attacks on Mexican people, Trump is convinced that he will win the Hispanic vote. Trump claimed that he had “great relationships” with Mexican people, including his employees.
According to ABC News Trump said, “I will win the Hispanic vote. I’m going to get people jobs. Nobody else is going to.”
According to the New York Times, Donald Trump is the “Frankenstein monster who is driving the GOP bus.”
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