Trump is a maniac, however statements like these resonate very strongly with a lot of people in the US.
"a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."
Look what's happening in Europe with the millions of refugees. They have arrived in such numbers they cannot be assimilated without there being problems. You only have the read some of the stories starting come out of Europe. I'm very afraid it won 't be long before big problems erupt in Europe. The people in the US are very much aware of whats going on in Europe and they wont want that happen in the US.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you,” Trump gestured toward members of the audience at his June 16 announcement speech from Trump Tower. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
I think he's way off line with how he portrays the Mexicans. But there's no doubt there's been some problems with the Mexican border. I'd say a lot of US citizens would be happy with a much more robust border.
“ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because of the oil that they took away, they have some in Syria, they have some in Iraq, I would bomb the sh-- out of them,” Trump told a Fort Dodge, Iowa, rally on Nov. 12.
“I would just bomb those suckers, and that's right, I'd blow up the pipes, I'd blow up the refineries, I'd blow up every single inch, there would be nothing left.”
Trump is being decisive about ISIS. This will also strike a chord with voters. The people of the US have never have a modern war fought in their land, they don't want one now. Sept 11 was a big wake up call, they will do what they need to prevent another event like this.
If he got elected he is still one person, congress has a lot of power. In fact as President it's more that he can veto some congress action rather than make the US do stuff that would be silly. I think you'd find he would be hamstrung in many ways.
jonothan18:And I'm quite happy to admit that I think considerably lesser of those who find him appealing - in my mind, such support indicates someone who is fundamentally disconnected with reality. It also confirms my sense of how retarded the US populace is (or at least Republican supporters) and how $@#$ed their political system is.
I think you're being a unfair. The US is a big country, the average citizen there doesn't need to look outside their borders. They tend to be a bit insular and as a result some certainly don't view the world as we would. That doesn't make them retarded. Also In my experience their left wing politics is almost to the right of our right wing.
Makes good sense. Something to look forward to after the Olympics and WRC!