The Sunday television talk shows are full of discussion this morning about Donald J. Trump’s horrible week.
He provides three to five positions on abortion in the span of 48 hours.
Trump refuses to rule out the use of nuclear weapons against the Islamic State — even in Europe!
His campaign manager is arrested and charged with battery against a reporter.
He’s been pilloried, punched and pounded over all of this — and more!
Is this the end of the Donald Trump Phenomenon? Do not take this to the bank.
My own thoughts on this man’s presidential candidacy have been blown aside by almost every unpredictable circumstance imaginable.
I thought he was toast when he:
Denigrated U.S. Sen. John McCain’s heroic service during the Vietnam War.
Got into that hideous feud with TV journalist Megyn Kelly over her questioning his views on women during the first GOP presidential debate.
Made fun of a journalist’s physical disability.
Declared his intention to ban Muslims from entering the country because of their faith.
Announced his plan to build a giant wall along our entire southern border.
Insulted a former fellow Republican presidential candidate over her physical appearance.
Engaged in that childish series of debate put-downs with Sen. Marco Rubio.
What have I missed?
He keeps returning stronger than before. He energizes those who like how he “tells it like it is.”
I’ve seen the polling about how women view him unfavorably. I’ve read all the data about how this guy loses to Hillary Clinton big in a general election matchup.
None of it seems to matter to the Trumpsters who are as angry as he says he is.
Is this the most bizarre election cycle any of us ever have seen? For my money, uhh, yes … it is!
For that reason, I am not going to declare Donald Trump’s candidacy “dead at the scene.”