You can call it Donald Trump week on Fox News.
Trump accused the group recently of trying to get him to donate $1 million. A new CBS News/New York Times poll also says Trump is leading, but by a narrower four-point margin over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The speech came on the eve of the second GOP presidential debate.
Far larger pro-Republican operations – including the Koch brothers-led Americans for Prosperity, GOP strategist Karl Rove’s Crossroads groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – said they have no immediate plans to spend money trying to swat down Trump, who has in the past has identified himself as “more of a Democrat”.
As part of the $1 million campaign, McIntosh unveiled two 30-second television ads set to air on broadcast, cable and satellite TV in Iowa, as well as on digital platforms over the next several weeks.
“We’re in brand-new territory here”, Richardson said. Trump had planned for a longer speech, but it was evident that he wasn’t as welcomed as the campaign thought.
“I hear they are going after me. So he’s scoring well with Republican identifiers, but not so well among the broader public”, Bullock says.
Fiorina’s likely face-off with Trump is also expected to be a highly watched sub-plot of Wednesday’s second Republican debate on CNN, for which Fiorina qualified thanks to her strong showing at the “undercard” debate last month.
The truth, he said, is that Trump “taps into frustrations that are very real and he is a master manipulator of the media“. He was introduced by the group’s chairman Joel Arends who announced that the group would endorse him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. “His focus is in the wrong place, and the frustration that that brings out in Republican leaders is clearly evident”. He has since signed a pledge vowing to support the party’s nominee. That would seem to rule out the possibility he would make a third-party bid if the victor is someone else. Trump did once again blast the Iran nuclear deal reached by President Barack Obama and world powers, and offered some more details on his pledge to tear apart the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve health care for former service members.