A former Republican frontrunner looking for a campaign rebound says President Obama is part of the reason for Donald Trump’s popularity.
Trump, who publicly questioned the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate during the latest election, started his 2016 campaign by promising to deport 11 million immigrants who are in the US illegally.
Al Qaida’s East African affiliate has released a recruitment video targeting American black people and Muslims that includes a clip of presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States.
The media and the pundits expected the Republican presidential race to be a cakewalk for Jeb Bush; after all he enjoyed the support of the Republican establishment, he has an impressive pedigree, and his campaign war chest is intimidating. “That’s the point. The point is, that we’re living in this reality TV political environment where he fills the space by saying outrageous things”.
Such divisions have allowed candidates like Mr. Trump to soar in the polls, he said, but allowing candidates like the bombastic businessman to be the front-runner and face of the party would doom a party that needs to “realize our demography as a nation is changing”.
“They’re scared, and the job of a president – or a candidate, for that matter – isn’t to scare them more; it’s to give them solutions, and that’s what I’m trying to do”, Bush said. The interview with Bush came as his campaign said it would cancel its Iowa television advertising and shift money to double staff on the ground.
Bush has spoken frequently about his faith in advertising, but the ads have had little impact as he continues to languish in the polls.