Donald Trump wants the world to know something about his “poorly educated” supporters. Regardless of his supporters’ levels of formal education, he’s winning anyway. Now, The Donald wants naysayers to know exactly what that means to him. Apparently, the critical observation serves as bragging rights because the “poorly educated” walked away with a big win in Nevada last night.
"I love the poorly educated" is the drop-the-mic ending to America's superpower status. https://t.co/xuU6F3xgI7
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) February 24, 2016
According to Occupy Democrats, Donald Trump bragged about his supporters following the official announcement of his Nevada victory and even went a step further by proclaiming that he’d clenched a whopping 46 percent of the Hispanic vote. Donald Trump’s Nevada Caucus Watch Party, which took place at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, was filled with avid supporters who celebrated his victory.
“‘We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated,” Trump said. “We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated! We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people, and you know what I’m happy about? Because I’ve been saying it for a long time. 46% were the Hispanics—46%, number one with Hispanics. I’m really happy about that.'”
Check out the clip of Donald Trump’s speech:
However, Donald Trump’s boastful statement about the Hispanic vote isn’t exactly what it seems. According to Buzzfeed, the voter breakdown of the entrance polls show a different perspective. Apparently, only a handful of the individuals counted for the entrance poll were Hispanic. So, there’s a substantial margin of error where the preliminary numbers are concerned. The publication reports “the overall sample size for the entrance poll was 1,545 caucus-goers; of those, 9% identified as Latino — or about 135 people. Because of the small sample size, the 44% support figure has a 10% margin of error.”
Although Donald Trump’s win doesn’t come as much of a surprise since he’s been dominating the polls for quite some time, many Americans do find his supporters, and the stereotype behind their beliefs, relatively alarming. By now, everyone with an Internet connection has heard about the other news surrounding Donald Trump’s stop in Nevada.
Apparently, the KKK also decided to make an appearance in support of the Republican presidential hopeful. As expected, their appearance made headlines almost immediately after they were spotted and now there’s much chatter about the connection between Donald Trump and white supremacy.
Due to his ever-popular slogan, “Make America Great Again,” many liberals and minorities often question which era in history the billionaire business magnate is referring to. In fact, another poll vote with a breakdown of Donald Trump’s support system has also been released. In addition to being poorly educated, approximately 20 percent of Trump’s supporters reportedly opposed the freeing of the slaves in the Southern states after the Civil War.
Nearly 20% of Trump’s voters disagree with the freeing of slaves in Southern states after the Civil War. https://t.co/F1fX7ALpWA
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) February 24, 2016
Despite the criticism Donald Trump and his supporters have faced, he’s still forging on and knocking down political barriers many politicians never thought his presidential campaign would survive to see. Although Trump may seem politically unstoppable, there are still a number of obstacles he has to face before he seals the deal. In fact, Mitt Romney may have dropped the most recent bomb on Donald Trump; one he knows about all too well. According to the Independent Journal, Donald Trump’s taxes may raise several red flags if things aren’t in order as they should be. But, until then, Trump is riding higher than most expected. At this point, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders may all be facing uphill battles for the White House if Donald Trump continues on the political path he’s on.
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