The clip above is absolutely hilarious...but this is no joke anymore, people.
This is really happening.
Donald Trump is emerging as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.
The leader on our new North Carolina Republican poll is...Donald Trump...Trumpmentum hits its 3rd week: http://t.co/G7rmia14lT— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) July 8, 2015
GOP field in NC is Trump 16, Bush/Walker 12, Huckabee 11, Carson/Rubio 9, Paul 7, Cruz 6, Christie 5, Fiorina 4: http://t.co/G7rmia14lT— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) July 8, 2015
Check out the Facebook comments for articles about Trump and you will see Republican voters genuinely going nuts for this guy. And why not? He's a non-career politician who's way more exciting than the rest of the GOP field combined (yes, all 17 or so of them) and he's finally saying exactly what these voters have been dying to hear during the entirety of the Obama years.Trump's favorability w/ GOP voters in NC is 55/32, showing growing popularity particularly on the far right (66/24): http://t.co/G7rmia14lT— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) July 8, 2015
And this nightmare is starting to sink in with the Republican establishment. Cue the panic:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called presidential candidate Donald Trump and asked him to pull back his rhetoric on immigration, a source familiar with the conversation told NBC News on Wednesday.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said Priebus made the request to "tone it down" during an almost hour-long conversation covering a wide range of issues when he returned an earlier call from Trump.
The Washington Post, citing Republican donors and consultants who'd been briefed on the conversation, first reported earlier Wednesday that Priebus decided to "reach out" to Trump under pressure from influential Republicans concerned that the real estate mogul-turned-TV-star-turned-politician was embarrassing the party with his recent comments on immigration.Democrats and sane individuals in general have reason to be excited about Donald Trump too. He will never be President of the Unites States, and he might not even be the nominee, but his prominence in this race is nevertheless a harbinger of the final collapse of the modern Republican party.
And since Hillary is going to be elected president next year anyway, they might as well go down in a blaze of electoral anti-glory with the biggest clown of them all steering their ship straight down into the abyss.