Who said it? “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters…”

 

One of the GOP candidates for President just said something spectacularly impolitic and seemingly absolutely correct.

During a speech in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday Donald Trump could be heard bragging about how great his campaign was doing, then illustrating his success with a simple example.

“You know what else they say about my people?
The polls, they say I have the most loyal people.
Did you ever see that?
Where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?
It’s like incredible,”
Trump bellowed.
take our poll - story continues below

Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?

  • Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Eagle Rising updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Watch: Chilling “Pro-Choice” Ad That’s Horrifyingly Evil

Sadly, I don’t think Trump is wrong.

Consider all of the missteps he’s already taken in this campaign.

Whether it was saying that John McCain isn’t a war hero (because he was captured), or that he’s never asked God forgiveness, or implying something disgusting about Megyn Kelly, or mocking a disabled journalist, or calling Carly Fiorina ugly, or calling for Universal Healthcare, or raising taxes on the wealthy, or continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, or on and on and on.

Donald Trump has become bullet-proof with his voters.

His anecdote is a bit over-the-top, but I don’t think he’s that far off.

So what does this attitude among GOP voters say about our country and about our Party?

 

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

eaglerising

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend