Donald Trump appeared in a town hall question and answer session with voters as his lead slipped to Ben Carson. Trump criticized Carson’s “low energy” and his Seventh-day Adventist faith. Trump won’t apologize for questioning Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith, reports the Washington Post, with claims from The Donald that he just didn’t understand the faith of the man. Trump went on to say that he himself is a man of faith, and the evangelical Christians love Donald. But it’s another quip about Trump’s dad giving him a “small loan” of $1 million that’s causing the hashtag #TrumpTODAY to surge on Twitter.
“I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.”
Trump was talking about his dad and claims that his father’s $1 million loan wasn’t much in comparison to what The Donald was able to build from that $1 million loan. The fact that Trump called $1 million not a huge amount of money is what’s getting the biggest reaction from people online who still understand what $1 million can purchase, such as paying off a mortgage and completely wiping out their credit card debt and other bills. Nevertheless, others are defending Trump because of what The Donald was able to do with that “small loan” of $1 million from his father.
Trump was urging viewers to believe he was an average, everyman type of person who eats at McDonald’s and experiences misconceptions about his hair being fake, but The Donald says his hair is very real. Trump praised Matt Lauer as being a very fair member of the media, one who The Donald has always liked.
Previously, the Republican presidential candidate known arrogantly as The Donald was riding high on a wave of the top position in the polls. However, Trump and his lead began to slip, and that’s when The Donald began to increase his verbal attacks on other running mates. After Trump slipped in an Iowa poll in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, The Donald called Dr. Carson even more low energy than Jeb Bush.
After slipping in the polls, Trump said, “I don’t understand Iowa,” as reported by CBS News.
The Donald seemed confused by Carson’s success.
“I don’t understand Iowa because frankly, I just left and we had tremendous crowds…”
Other interesting notes that came out of Trump’s Today town hall included his views on guns, ISIS, and the last time The Donald ate McDonald’s.
According to Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) on Twitter, the presidential candidate is now going after Super PACs because Trump claims they are illegal.
“All Presidential candidates should immediately disavow their Super PAC’s. They’re not only breaking the spirit of the law but the law itself.”
Overall, it was Trump’s $1 million quip that kept people tweeting. According to the Twitter account named Marshall Hook (@marshallhook), it was the news about Donald’s dad and that infamous $1 million “small loan” that showed folks that Trump may not be able to relate to the average American.
“‘It’s not been easy for me… my father gave me a small loan of $1 million.’ Donald Trump relating to the common man.”
Other Twitter users are highlighting statistics that claim Trump is still beating Hillary Clinton head-to-head by projected polls that focus on electoral votes.
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