LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Facing intense criticism from both Democrats and his own Republican Party, presidential candidate Donald Trump used his Instagram account today to clarify his position on ‘Making American Great Again.’ That was his campaign theme when he announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
Trump made headlines today when he called for the banning of Muslims from entering the United States.
‘I am not apologizing for my statement,’ he said, ‘but this I can tell you: I misspoke when I said during my campaign launch that we can make America great again. What I meant to say was that we can make America white again.’
Makes perfect sense.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles®) – For a solid three-month period, Donald Trump has topped all the polls involving the Republican presidential candidates, leading his rivals by double-digit numbers.
But in just the last week, everything changed for Trump.
The latest USA TODAY GOP power rankings has Trump sliding down to third place, behind Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. The power rankings are determined by about 30 political experts from around the country who are asked who they think is the strongest candidates in the Republican field.
Reacting to his drop in the polls, Trump blamed Pope Francis’ recent visit to the U.S., saying the media stopped covering his campaign to focus on the Pontiff’s events in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. “The paparazzi that used to follow me wherever I go were nowhere to be seen during the pope’s visit,” Trump said.
Trump’s declining numbers seem to be having a telling effect on his demeanor and campaign strategy.
Last week, Trump announced that he would not “be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future” because he felt the network had treated him “very unfairly.” The foreseeable future turned out to be about six days. He ended his boycott of Fox News with an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – A spokesperson for the National Council of La Raza, the biggest Latino advocacy group in the United States, says that the organization invited every current Republican and Democratic presidential candidate to their annual convention taking place in Kansas City, Mo., but only the Democrats agreed to come.
That means that none of the GOP candidates, not even Latino candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, will attend.
The Adobo Chronicles® spoke with all declared Republican candidates, exempt Trump, and they were one in saying that they have all but conceded the Latino vote to The Donald.
Despite his disparaging remarks about Mexicans (calling them “racists, drug addicts and criminals”), Trump, who leads in some new polls among the GOP presidential candidates, recently said that he will win the Latino vote.