"He [Trump] explained the genesis of his heterodox views. “I’m not sure I got there through deep analysis,” he said. “My views are what everybody else’s views are. When I give speeches, sometimes I’ll sign autographs and I’ll get to talk to people and learn a lot about the party.” He says he learned that voters were disgusted with Republican leaders and channeled their outrage. I asked, given how immigration drove his initial surge of popularity, whether he, like Sessions, had considered the RNC’s call for immigration reform to be a kick in the teeth. To my surprise, he candidly admitted that he hadn’t known about it or even followed the issue until recently. “When I made my [announcement] speech at Trump Tower, the June 16 speech,” he said, “I didn’t know about the Gang of Eight. … I just knew instinctively that our borders are a mess.”Os comentários racistas e polémicos são o que dá a Trump a primeira página na imprensa. Ele não apela tanto pela mensagem, mas sim porque cria uma situação em que o nome dele é o mais falado e reconhecido. Em Março, Trump revelou que tanto a esposa, como a filha dele, lhe disseram "Act presidential! Act Presidential!", mas ele rejeitou o conselho. Antes de tudo, tinha de ganhar a nomeação; agir presidencialmente não é tão divertido, o que o prejudicaria, pois teria de fazer frete.
Trump casts his break with party orthodoxy as being a matter of common sense dictated by electoral math. “I think Republicans lose because they have a harder highway in the [battleground] states,” he explained. The standard conservative message holds such limited appeal that it forces Republican nominees onto a dangerously narrow path. “If you look at the states,” Trump said, “the Democrats have a lot of cushion; the Republicans have no cushion.”"
No debate de 10 de Março com os restantes candidatos Republicanos, Trump agiu mais presidencialmente para demonstrar que podia e para impressionar a filha e a esposa.
Não vejo qual o apelo de, numa campanha presidencial, votar num homem que admite se aborrecer muito facilmente e que tem fantasias acerca de fazer telefonemas a empresas a ameaçá-las:
"In a colorful, meandering bit, Trump described the “unpresidential” way he would threaten the air conditioner manufacturer Carrier with a 35 percent tariff if it did not return its production to the U.S. The company, which reported a $7.6 billion in profit in 2015, announced in February that it was moving the jobs of 1,400 workers at an Indianapolis plant to Monterrey, Mexico.
“I wanna do it myself. I know it’s not presidential. It’s not presidential for the president of the United States to call up the head of Carrier, ‘Hullo this is the president,’” he intoned, speaking the imaginary dialogue in a goofy voice. “But I don’t care. It’s so much for fun for me. I love doing it. Please don’t take that away from me!”"
Fonte: The Huffington Post
Para mim, o mais divertido é ver alguns dos Libertários portugueses, que me incomodam no Twitter, encantados com o Trump. Como se diz nos EUA: "Suckers!!!"