Clay Aiken Joins Mark Cuban In Praising Donald Trump

Clay Aiken may not agree with Donald Trump‘s politics, but he thinks his run for President can change things in the two-party system. Billboard quotes Aiken talking about Trump.

“I think he has a really great opportunity even if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination to do something I think the country has needed for a long time, which is to try to break this stranglehold of the two-party system. I kind of hope he decides to stick with it and maybe give people another option outside of the Republicans and Democrats.”

Aiken himself ran for a North Carolina congressional seat in 2014 and lost. However, he has not given up his foray into politics. Clay Aiken isn’t the only one to praise Donald Trump for disturbing the system. According to the Stockton Record, Mark Cuban thinks Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to politics in recent history.

“I don’t care what his actual positions are. I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”

Cuban goes on to note that up until Trump announced his candidacy, the conventional thought was that you had to be a professional politician to run. He believes that before, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run. Cuban believes Trump deserves a lot of credit for what he is changing.

According to NBC News, Donald Trump is surging ahead in a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Trump is in first place with 19 percent of GOP primary voters. Fifteen percent back Scott Walker. Fourteen percent back Jeb Bush, and just 10 percent back retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. NBC News describes Donald Trump’s sudden rise.

“It has been a rapid ascent for Trump, who declared his presidential run just over six weeks ago. In early June, just one percent of GOP primary voters called Trump their first choice for the GOP nod.”

The article then notes that Donald Trump’s rise had led to other Republican candidates’ falls. Jeb Bush, once thought of as a sure frontrunner for the Republican presidential race, has seen his support fall 22 percent. This week’s debate on Fox News will be interesting. Will Donald Trump do himself in or will he solidify his position as the Republican presidential candidate?

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