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Just in case you’ve been living under a rock this summer, to refresh everyone here’s some news: Donald Trump is running for president.  Yes, that Donald Trump.

The billionaire who seems to be most famous for his catchphrase “You’re fired,” on the hit NBC reality show, The Apprentice, and his trademark swirling mane of hair, wants to be the next leader of our country.

Where to begin?

Here is a man who has flip-flopped back and forth between political parties like a fish out of water.  In fact as recently as 2010, Trump has made significant financial donations to the Democratic Party.

No wonder people from both sides of the aisle are not exactly fans of Trump.  Especially since Trump has proven to be a loose-cannon, to put it mildly.

Trump has drawn the most fire for his position on illegal immigrants, which has angered many across the nation, and in the least surprising news ever, has resulted in 65 percent of Hispanics view Trump as unfavorable in a recent Gallup Poll, and only 14 percent of Hispanics polled viewed him as a favorable candidate.

Trump has also been known to put his foot in his mouth when making outlandish remarks about women, most notably Rosie O’Donnell and Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly.

At a recent debate, Kelly asked Trump about comments he had made in the past about women and predictably, Trump was angered and went on the attack with Kelly in his sights.

Trump’s comments set off a media firestorm, but he has yet to back down from what he said as he recently released a statement, adding on further digs at Kelly.

“I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist,” Trump said. “I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair.  Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves.”

Despite all of these controversies, Trump is completely dominating the GOP polls.  A Fox News poll taken after the first primary debates show Trump throttling the field of conservative contenders, leading the way with 25 percent of the vote.  Trailing in second with 12 percent is Dr. Ben Carson, and following along in third is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 10 percent.

So with all that being said, the question is: why is Trump so popular?

Perhaps it could be the fact that a candidate who regularly speaks his mind and calls it like he sees it, is a refreshing change for American voters.  There is no doubt that Donald Trump has pulled any punches in what has so far been a heated Republican Primary.

Trumps often classless comments gain him momentum in an unexpected but still helpful way.  The bottom line is, he gets people to notice him, and he gets them talking.

The old saying: there’s no such thing as bad publicity certainly applies here, as it seems that Trump has had nothing but bad publicity.  But still he soldiers on, tearing across the country being greeted like a rockstar at every campaign stop by adoring fans who are hungry for change.

What they don’t realize is Trump is saying things that he knows his followers want to hear.  In what universe would a president actually be able to deport millions of illegal immigrants and their children who were born here?

The answer to that seems to be in Donald Trump’s universe.  There is no way of knowing just how far Trump’s huge wave of momentum will be able to carry him.

But, one thing is for sure.  Americans are aching for someone different.  The same old party line of “I’ll do this” or “I’ll do that” or “When I’m in office…” isn’t going to fly anymore from Republicans or Democrats.

Trump is not the answer Americans need, make no mistake.  He’s arrogant,  out of his league, and a bully.  But, he speaks the truth, and right now the truth is what America needs.

The days of the same old story from politicians are over.  The days of Trump may just be getting started.

 

 

 

 

 

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