A warning for those who chance to meet a wild Trump coming home late at night, past a graveyard, all alone in a storm: Don’t bump the Trump. [With apologies to Shel Silverstein.]
It’s game on. Self-professed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! How wrong? Very wrong. I completely failed to take into account Donald Trump’s popularity among people around the world:
(CNN) — As word of Donald Trump’s surprise trip south of the border spread, many Mexicans took to social media with a common refrain: “Is this a joke?”But it wasn’t long before they started coming up with jokes themselves about the controversial visit. Many also poked fun at Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has agreed to meet with Trump and whose popularity has been tanking.“An advanced look of what we’ll see tomorrow,” one person tweeted Tuesday night, posting an image of the lead characters from the 1990s cartoon “Beavis and Butt-head.”
All right, so President Nieto isn’t popular, either. But Donald Trump has more support than he can count from people in other countries:
It’s not surprising that Trump, who has assumed a bellicose “America first” stance on both global military affairs and trade, would be viewed skeptically by America’s allies in Europe and Asia.
But these numbers are still striking. It’s not just that 85 percent of Europeans don’t trust Trump to do the right thing in world affairs; across the 16 countries surveyed, those saying they have “a lot of confidence” in Trump rises to 5 percent in only one country: Italy. There, Trump enjoys disproportionate popularity among supporters of Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister convicted of tax fraud in 2013, according to Pew.
Trump is even less popular than Russian President Vladimir Putin in every country but Poland (the two are also tied in Spain).
See, Trump could easily win if he ran for president of Poland, providing the other candidate were Vladimir Putin. Americans should consider giving Mr. Trump a second look. I definitely will, and that look will come at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Yeah, it’s game on. We are going to have more fun between now and November. We can be assured Donald Trump will never fail to entertain us.
Continue reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.