Donald Trump has been vocal on more than a few issues affecting the average American, and many times getting into trouble for his uncensored and unorthodox style of voicing his opinion. In September, the normally outspoken presidential candidate was usurped as the most popular Republican candidate. This was according to an IBD/TIPP national survey in which Trump trailed seven points behind Ben Carson.
Ben had the support of 24 percent of Republicans, while Trump had 17. Marco Rubio had 11 percent, Carly Fiorina nine, and Jeb Bush eight percent. This is as reported by Investors. But just a few days ago, a new poll carried out by IBD/TIPP showed that Trump has surged back to the top, boasting a support percentage of 28, with Carson coming in second with a respectable 23 percent.
The sudden drop in Trump’s popularity in September can be explained by his Fox News boycott, which lasted nearly a week. This is as explained by Raghavan Mayur, the president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which carried out the IBD/TIPP survey, as indicated by Investors.
According to the National Post, Trump’s most recent rally in Nevada revealed a more mature candidate. It is reported that during the event, he introduced himself to the voters and tried to avoid his overgrown TV persona.
At his rally in Nevada, Trump was keen on taking questions from the general public while avoided those from the reporters. He pitched himself as a candidate who will put his voter’s interests at heart. The following was his statement.
“It’s not about being a celebrity. It’s about having a view that’s captivating the people in this country, because they’re tired of being taken advantage of, they’re tired of being stupid, they’re tired of having their leaders being outnegotiated on every single deal. They’re tired of it. They’re tired of having China rip us off on every trade deal – and Japan and Mexico and everybody else. They’re tired of it.”
Talking about Trump’s new and more mature persona, he, on Saturday, questioned Obama’s decision to send less than 50 Special Operations soldiers to Syria, saying it seemed like a half-hearted attempt to remedy the situation. The following was Trump’s statement while speaking to CNN.
“I think we have a president who just doesn’t know what he’s doing. You either do it or you don’t do it. Fifty people. He puts 50 people.”
However, this move by Obama is coming two years after he vowed never to send troops to Syria. Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, explained the government’s strategy to reporters on Friday, saying, “The core of our military strategy inside of Syria is to build up the capacity of local forces. To take the fight to ISIL on the ground in their own country… This is an intensification of a strategy that the President announced more than a year ago.”
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