When it comes to trying to predict the downfall of Donald Trump, I’ve given up. I am absolutely convinced that there’s practically nothing he can say or do at this point to get most conservative voters to turn on him.
That is really bad news for the Republican party.
Right now the GOP has a leading presidential candidate who’s called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals; disrespected a war veteran; called women fat pigs; mocked the disabilities of a reporter; suggested establishing a national database registry for Muslims; said we should murder the families of terrorists; and strongly proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States.
Just let all of that sink in for a moment.
Now, despite what many Republicans may say publicly about “Trump being better than anyone Democrats are running” – don’t believe that for a moment. I have no doubt that there are Republicans within the party – even several who are currently running for president – who’d much rather see Hillary Clinton as our next president than Donald Trump.
Though as time goes on, it’s looking more and more like next year’s general election is going to be quite interesting as several new polls just proved that the GOP is absolutely screwed.
First a little background.
On December 7, Trump publicly called for an all-out ban on Muslims entering the United States. His rhetoric was so outrageous that it prompted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to immediately condemn the remarks, saying that they don’t represent the values of the Republican party.
Of course, Speaker Ryan’s remarks were quickly debunked by reality after polls showed most Republicans actually agreed with Trump.
Well, the news just keeps getting worse for the GOP as Trump’s numbers have now hit all-time highs.
In the four polls that have been conducted since Trump’s push to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, every single one shows a drastic increase in support for Trump:
- Monmouth: 41 percent (+13 points)
- ABC News/Washington Post: 38 percent (+6 points)
- PPP: 34 percent (+8 points)
- Fox News: 39 percent (+11 points)
In fact, Trump’s now enjoying his biggest lead of the entire presidential primary.
Again, this all comes after he’s put his full support behind banning all Muslims from entering the United States – to say nothing about the fact that during the fifth GOP debate he showcased that he has no idea what the “nuclear triad” actually means. That’s truly reassuring considering that if he’s elected president, this babbling fool would have access to our nuclear codes.
If you’re one of the shrinking number of Republicans who realize Trump is an idiot, these polls are a nightmare. The GOP can’t risk sabotaging Trump because that will almost certainly cause him to run as an independent. But Republican leadership has to know that Trump as their party’s candidate is going to be a disaster. Their only real hope is that somehow, some way, he manages to self-implode.
If these numbers are any kind of indication of what the future holds, I’m not really sure if there’s anything Trump can do at this point that’ll knock him from his place as the overwhelming frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.
For those few sane Republicans who care about the future of their party, all of their worst fears are starting to become a reality.