Republicans have a Donald Trump problem

Republicans have a Donald Trump problem
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Billionaire Donald Trump has entered the Republican presidential field with all guns blazing. One of them is aimed at his own head. The campaign is only two weeks old and already he has declared war on Mexican immigrants. In his announcement speech he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Never a man to back down, Trump was challenged by a CNN reporter about the Mexicans-are-mostly-all-criminals charge and replied, “Well, somebody’s doing the raping. I mean somebody’s doing it. Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”

A more pertinent question would be “who the Hell is Donald Trump and who does he think he is?” Donald John Trump, Sr. (born 1946; no date has been supplied for the hair) is the son of a real estate magnate who inherited his father’s fortune and proved adept at making it even bigger. Investments include hotels, casinos, golf, beauty pageants and even clothes. He has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times. Today, Trump is worth around $9 billion, although his latest hijinks could cost him. Not wanting to be associated with any hint of racism, the tacky department story Macy’s has dropped Trump’s crappy line in menswear. Oh you can always tell a Trump shirt because customers leave them lying all over the shop floor – flung aside in a mad fight through the $10 barrel to find a non-soiled pair of briefs. And yet even as semi-polite society turns its back on Donald, he still has reason to laugh. Believe it or not he’s running at 12 per cent in the presidential primary polls. He’s second place to Jeb Bush.


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