It is safe to say that Donald Trump has endured his most difficult week as the Republican front-runner. Results from a poll published by CNN on Sunday revealed that Trump has lost 8 percent of his commanding lead. The CNN poll also showed who profited the most from Donald Trump’s misfortune, Carly Fiorina.
It would seem that Carly Fiorina has a knack for presidential debates. The former HP CEO capitalized on her first debate on Fox News despite her exclusion from the main debate, which featured the top candidates within the Republican presidential election. Fiorina has since become a rising figure within the party, finding success as the only right-wing woman in the current election campaign.
Donald Trump’s difficulties with Carly Fiorina started with a self inflicting wound. Trump, never one to shy away from insulting others, denigrated Fiorina with his disparaging remarks about her face in a Rolling Stone interview.
“Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Inevitably, Donald Trump would be called upon to stand his ground or apologize to Fiorina onstage at the CNN Republican debate. He did neither and Carly Fiorina capitalized on a fumbling Donald Trump with a response that received one of the loudest round of applause for the night.
And Trump blows it big time: “I think she has a beautiful face and she’s a beautiful woman.” Every GOP woman in US just became a Carly voter
— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) September 17, 2015
His remarks also created an opportunity for Fiorina establish herself as the only right-wing woman in this election campaign.
While Donald Trump lead in the poll is still commanding, cracks are beginning to surface in the billionaire’s campaign. Trump failed to defend President Barack Obama’s citizenship after a question and answer forum, raising questions of whether he still believes his outlandish birther claims despite Obama releasing both his birth certificate and college records to dispel the ridiculous rumor.
In fact, as the Huffington Post reported, Donald Trump refuses to accept that President Obama was born in the U.S.
Donald Trump said, “I just don’t discuss it, really, it hasn’t been brought up in a long time.”
Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2015
Can Donald Trump recover from his bad week? Will Carly Fiorina become a front-runner?
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