Especially the way moderators invited the candidates to have at each other. During one particularly busy five-day stretch in August, Trump did nine phone interviews across broadcast and cable networks, four of which took place on Sunday shows.
At the same time, his unfavorable rating dropped from 63% to a more manageable 35%. Somewhere in a shoebox, I have a stock-option document entitling me to buy a certain number of shares in a now-defunct newspaper-publishing company; the options were part of my compensation as a newspaper editor.
Not every Urbandale student is a Trump fan, though. Most political analysts have however claimed that Trump will dig into his own pocket to help him fund his campaigns. But the coverage of Trump and the interest in his candidacy didn’t emerge from a void.
The Trump coverage explosion was lit by a second fuse. “The courts can’t legislate”, he said.
Of course the actor-president was a wispily veiled reference to Ronald Reagan, a figure whose specter has floated eerily over the Republican firmament in the decades since his presidency.
However, despite saying outright awful things about others and having largely negative news coverage about him, Trump still leads the Republican Party with flying colors. According to the old journalistic cliché, reporters love to build up candidates so they can tear them down.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Carson was among the top GOP presidential candidates who have made offensive views in pursuit of political support, and that voters will surely take those views into account, both in the primary and in the general election. He cheats at golf. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, when he only won 6 percent of the African American vote and was consistently plagued as being out of touch and aloof, speaks to the significance of this problem. His vile generalization about Mexicans and his ugly comments about Megyn Kelly and Carly Fiorina earned him more of the same. “They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people“. Trump blustered and evaded, suggesting he doesn’t have all the details but can buy them with his billions. Either way, Trump wins.
Trump’s quick rise in the polls stems from a growing disdain for established politicians. Certainly, by the Florida debate on March 10, 2016, Donald Trumps should be one of them. It’s one thing to ask students and taxpayers to pay more for degrees of declining rigor and value, but it’s entirely another to send them to what amount to indoctrination camps that infringe on their rights and in no way prepare them for the real world. On the whole, however, Rubio has declined to tumble in the mud with Trump.
This new book is an opportunity for Trump and Simon & Schuster to profit from his GOP frontrunner status and promote his campaign positions. He hopes to be a precinct captain for Donald Trump this year. “Trump’s Last Stand?” echoed the Atlantic headline. His disparaging remarks about GOP candidate Cary Fiorina-“Look at that face!” But that’s not the story of the Trump coverage. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Sen. Voters have been angry for years now. Trump filled that hole. Sales for the real estate mogul’s work have jumped since he announced in June that he was seeking the Republican nomination and unexpectedly became the front runner. They asked whether the billionaire businessman would consider putting a Muslim in his Cabinet or on his ticket.
One student told Trump that she considered Muslim-Americans to be an important segment of the country.
“So if the press were going purely by public demand, there might be even more Trump coverage”, Silver wrote.