As Donald Trump gears up to potentially become the next President of the United States, the well-known mogul has been dodging criticism left, right, and center from members of the press, as well as from public figures.
None of the usual criticism leveled against Trump has bothered him that much, and he presented well when appearing in recent TV interviews; the presidential candidate remained, for the most part, cool, calm, and collected.
While Donald Trump is the polar opposite of President Obama, in terms of policies as well as his own world view, the prospect of him becoming the next president is slowly becoming a reality, and this is a great thing… at least according to his kids, Donald Jr, Ivanka, and Eric, who lauded their father as a “true visionary and a great mentor.”
Trump’s three little ones, who aren’t so little anymore, made their official statement to People magazine, stating as one,
“Our father, Donald J. Trump is a true visionary and a great mentor. He is a brilliant negotiator with a proven track record of getting things done. Most importantly, he is an incredible dad and role model. He raised us to work hard and strive for excellence in all that we do. We love and respect him very much.”
But despite his kid’s sentiments, Trump has come under a lot of fire recently, after inflammatory comments he made to reporters. In one such comment, made during his June 16 presidential announcement, Trump turned his attention to immigration, sort of, and shared his own personal view of Mexicans.
In Donald Trump’s own words, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best… They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards, and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
Trump also sparked controversy when he questioned Senator John McCain’s standing as a war hero, “He is not a war hero,” Trump stated in public, “He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you, I believe perhaps he is a war hero.”
Interesting, if not slightly confusing statements, one must say.
Despite that, a recent poll conducted by Reuters earlier this week found that Trump already has the full support of 17 percent of Republicans, and is now tied for the lead against his closest rival, Jeb Bush, having seen a boost of 8 percent in popularity just over a week ago.
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