Counterpoint: Trump Remains Out of Step with Majority of Americans
From the minute Donald Trump announced his candidacy by declaring that Mexicans are criminals and rapists, many political pundits and progressive advocates have been waiting for his demise. But six months later, his inflammatory and often insulting rhetoric — which would have once been considered unimaginable in mainstream presidential politics — has become routine. We’re still waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Since soon after announcing his candidacy, Trump has led almost every national poll — including averaging 32 percent support among GOP primary voters over the last month. But when Trump proposed “a complete shutdown” of immigration by Muslims — the very definition of extremism that is out of step with America’s values and interests — many believed Trump’s rhetoric had gone too far, marking the beginning of the end for the GOP frontrunner’s bid for the White House.
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