Donald Trump jump the line in the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination race because he went around staying crazy stuff and that a lot people bought into because they where ‘angry’…..
The flash and noise attracted the media , who loved the entertainment factor that turned into attention and ad dollars….
Covering Trump’s explosive entering the GOP nomination race and his subsequent rapid rise to the top and staying there was so strong that no one was thought to be able to rival him….
That was the media story….
But all that noise worried the Grand Ole Party stake holders….
The establishment, elites and state and local party members….
Trump, using off the cuff , made up stuff reigned supreme….
And THAT made up stuff worked….
Around a month ago President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba…..
During THAT week?
Donald Trump disappeared from the air waves…..
Obama owned the news cycles….
Around that time also?
The GOP began to get its act together in working to stop Trump….
While Trump was trying to change the parties rules so he could win the nomination with the MAJORITY of delegates , NOT the 1,237 number….
Ted Cruz was beginning to quietly work on the ground pick his pocket OF delegates….
Things didn’t help Trump with his premature feeling that he HAD the nomination just about sewed up….
After the media left the Cuba story ….Donald Trump has found himself in whole new world….
The media after having the light turned off for a week and realizing that Trump COULD actually BE the GOP nominee ?….Have come down seriously hard on the entertainer/businessman turned politician….
They and others are questioning his Mickey Mouse answers on serious and complex issues….His answers to problems that would require knowledge and forethought on those issues….That from a guy who has shunned experts as unnecessary….
Two weeks ago, Donald J. Trump said he could live with a nuclear-armed Japan and South Korea if it meant they could defend themselves against North Korea without American aid. “I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for us,” he said.
Since then he has changed his tune. After Japanese and South Korean officials raised fears of an Asian arms race, and President Obama ridiculed his remark, Mr. Trump began to say he did not actually want the two countries to obtain nuclear weapons — but that, because of American weakness, “At some point it could happen anyway.”
It was not the first time Mr. Trump has hastily added deflating caveats to his headline-grabbing trial balloons.
In a debate a month ago, he declared himself in favor of torture if it would extract information from terrorists, then issued a statement saying he would respect the law, then followed it up by saying that the law must be changed.
In a television interview on March 30, he suggested that women who have illegal abortions should face “some form of punishment,” then reversed himself in another carefully worded statement, then suggested in an interview that abortion should remain legal, then effectively clicked “undo” with another written statement.
In each case, Mr. Trump appeared to be seeking a sort of shelter somewhere between his original remark and the wave of objections it set off.
None of this seemed to matter much until recently. But the Trump style — long on gut instincts, short on briefing books — has taken a toll. His opponents have called him reckless and unfit to be commander in chief. Mr. Obama has said Mr. Trump “doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally.”
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