WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – No publicity is bad publicity.
A new Adobo Chronicles® poll shows Donald Trump leading all Republican candidates for president by 40%, up from 20% the previous week.
Trump’s surge has been attributed to the killing of Cecil, the Zimbabwe lion by an American dentist, an incident that has outraged Americans and elicited worldwide condemnation of the sport of hunting. But what has Cecil got to do with Trump?
This week, gory photos of his trophy-hunting sons Eric and Don, Jr. resurfaced online, tying his family to the very practice that has sparked fierce backlash in recent days.
When asked for his response at a press conference in Scotland this week, Trump was reportedly far from condemning of the fact that his sons had a hobby of killing innocent animals, too.
“My sons love to hunt,” The Telegraph and The Daily Mail report Trump said, though he reportedly refused to directly address shooting endangered animals. “They are members of the NRA (National Rifle Association) very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment. But my sons are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksman, great shots, they love it.”
An analysis of the new poll results shows that the respondents that gave Trump a overhwelming lead were card-carrying members of the NRA and American millionnaires whose families participate in killing animals for sports.