Our closest ally, Britain, just isn't that into the Trumper:
Hilariously, No one spoke in Trump’s defense during three hours of debate in the British Parliament about barring him from the country (The Donald can still go to the U.K.).
The British think he's a buffoon and a fool and hundreds of thousands of them wanted to ban him from entering their country. Just the sort of president to make all Americans proud!
He's hated all over Europe!
Former Secretary of Defense, Republican Robert Gates on Trump's (and Cruz's) naive and reckless foreign policies:
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday blasted the Republican field for their rhetoric on destroying the Islamic State.
“First of all they, they don’t know what they’re talking about,” Gates told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Front-runner Donald Trump has said as president he would “bomb the s---” out of the Islamic State, while rival Ted Cruz has suggested carpet bombing them into oblivion.
“Carpet bombing would be completely useless. It’s totally contrary to the American way of war,” said Gates, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush and also served under President Barack Obama. “Total disregard for civilians. So, I mean, part of the concern that I have with the campaign, particularly when it comes to national security, is that the solutions being offered are so simplistic and so at odds with the reality of the rest of the world, with the way the world really works.”
Alluding to political outsiders Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Gates challenged their ability to be an effective president. “I will tell you this: I do think that politics is a profession,” he said. “And I think that if you don’t have any experience in how government works, if you have never been in government, your ability to make the government work is going to be significantly reduced."
“It’s different than business,” he continued. “It’s different than surgery. It’s different than anything else. It’s a skill set that you bring based on experience and based on dealing with other people.”
In 2008, the Goopers were vein-popping enraged over the fact that Senator Barack Obama had so little government experience yet was seeking the highest office in the land. But now the Goopers are supporting a TV personality and casino owner who's never served a day in any political office. And the thing they like the best about Trumper is that he's not pc!, which means he's a foul-mouthed baboon with no diplomatic skills whatsoever.
Trump is an Evangelical's dream:
Greg Sargent of the Washington Post takes a look at a campaign angle that is getting a lot of attention: why is Trump polling so well with white evangelicals? All this has deeply puzzled some evangelical leaders.
The Post quotes one evangelical leader describing Trump as a “thrice married owner of casinos with strip clubs,” and adding that he is “the most immoral and ungodly man to ever run for President of the United States.”
The Trumper's negatives are really, really high!
Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular With General Election Voters
Most Americans really don’t like the guy.
Contra Rupert Murdoch’s assertion about Trump having crossover appeal, Trump is extraordinarily unpopular with independent voters and Democrats.
Gallup polling conducted over the past six weeks found Trump with a -27-percentage-point net favorability rating among independent voters, and a -70-point net rating among Democrats; both marks are easily the worst in the GOP field. (Trump also has less-than-spectacular favorable ratings among his fellow Republicans.)
And finally, the Trumper gets the Pancakehead Endorsement!
[Sarah Palin's] "net favorability rating among Republicans has declined more than 55 percentage points, from +83 percentage points to +27 points by mid-2013."
Palin, noted 538, had become so politically irrelevant that pollsters stopped polling about her. No one cared any longer. Until today -- until she decided to endorse Donald Trump, which will put her back in the headlines for 24 or maybe 48 hours. Which, probably, is the entire point of Palin's endorsement: anything for some lipstick on a pig. - PmCarpenter
“It’s just classless,” said a former senior adviser to McCain of the endorsement, predicting it would backfire. “It’s undermining to a key Trump message which is one of competency.
What Trump has said is that he’s going to hire the very best people and bring in men of Carl Icahn’s ilk … and he’s appearing with someone who’s viewed as one of America’s most astounding morons.”