“I’ve never seen anything like this. He’s the Republican Obama in terms of online fundraising.” — A Senior GOP operative about Donald Trump
Across the Internet many political observers are wondering if Donald Trump has become the Republican version of Barack Obama. Over the weekend, Mr. Trump stood up to decry the obvious acts of terrorism in New Jersey and New York. For his efforts he was attacked, criticized, and derided by liberals and their partners in the media. As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY) refused to call the terrorism what it was, Hillary Clinton attacked Trump for his “rhetoric.” Arguing that by talking tough, Mr. Trump was somehow giving “aid and comfort to the enemy.”
“I don’t want to speculate but here’s what we know about I think it is important for voters to hear this and weigh it in making their choice in November,” Clinton said. “We know that a lot of the rhetoric used by Donald Trump is being seized upon by terrorists.“
Clinton says Trump's rhetoric has "given aid and comfort" to terrorists. Phrase is definition of treason.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 19, 2016
In fact, the left, almost as one, decried Trump’s comments as problematic and insinuated that he was encouraging Muslim terrorism by condemning the attacks.
However, most Americans seem to have agreed with Mr. Trump, and by Monday most liberals in and out of the media had also come to realize that Trump’s early comments were correct. We don’t yet know how the weekend’s events will play into the upcoming election, but we can look at a few other indicators that give Trump and his supporters reason to be optimistic.
Fundraising for example. Donald Trump has already, with 7 weeks left before Election Day, outraised both John McCain and Mitt Romney among “small donors.”
According to Politico:
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has raised as much as $100 million from small-dollar donors contributing $200 or less to his campaign — in less than three months.
Trump’s campaign has surpassed a “threshold no previous Republican has ever achieved in a single campaign,” according to Politico, which looked over Federal Election Commission filings and spoke with operatives familiar with the campaign’s fundraising efforts.
All of this also shows what could be a building Trump tsunami.
In mid August, it seemed that Hillary Clinton might well be on her way to a landslide victory. At one point, some polls showed her as much as 15 points ahead of her GOP rival. However, those days are ancient history. Now, in mid-September, Donald Trump has taken a lead or drawn even in almost every national poll over the last two weeks.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is moving up further in the L.A. Times daily tracking poll, with a record high 47.8 percent support. Hillary Clinton has fallen to 41.1 percent making Trump’s lead now 6.7 points.
Trump has held a lead in the L.A. Times daily tracking poll ever since the 9/11 health scare suffered by Mrs. Clinton. That the health event would cause the polls to fluctuate isn’t surprising; what is surprising is how Mr. Trump has been steadily adding to his lead over the last week and a half.
That same polling trend is now also being observed in state to state polling where Trump has pulled ahead in Florida, Ohio, and Iowa while drawing even in North Carolina and Nevada, and gaining ground in New Hampshire, and Colorado.
The evidence seems to indicate that Clinton’s many scandals, combined with her health scares, her comments about “irredeemable” and “deplorable” American voters, and her spinelessness on terrorism have all coalesced into a winning cocktail for the Trump campaign. At this point, for Donald Trump to win the presidency all he needs to do is avoid the unforced errors, act presidential, and let Hillary Clinton destroy her own White House dreams.
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