Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters'


#1

CNN:

Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters’

Sioux Center, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street.“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally here.

After the event, Trump declined to answer when asked by CNN to clarify his comments.
The GOP front-runner has repeatedly pointed to the loyalty of his supporters, many of whom tell reporters and pollsters that almost nothing could make them change their mind about voting for Trump in the presidential race.

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Trump’s comments come as the debate about gun violence in America has taken center stage in American political discourse amid several highly publicized mass shootings.

I doubt Trump’s statement, he would probably lose 5-10% of his following.
I think the ability to inspire blind loyalty is not really a good thing.


#2

That’s the Trump I know. Always classy.


#3

No, it’s not. That’s how we got stuck with Obama for two terms.


#4

Depends on who he shot…:wink:


#5

Well , Trump would eventually lose one if he shot a voter…
Such a warm way of explaining loyalty…( :eek: )


#6

Aaron Hernandez shot someone and people suddenly didn’t like him. When they learned he was involved, his employer served their relationship with him.


#7

A foolish statement for Trump to make, even in jest. It is also insulting to his supporters.


#8

And the scary part is it’s probably true. Trump supporters haven’t proven to be much different from Obama supporters.


#9

I’m hoping this is finally the beginning of the end. I’m sick of this sideshow


#10

I am quite sure if he capped himself he would loose voters.


#11

No wonder National Review came out in opposition to him. I’m surprised they didn’t do it sooner.


#12

So am I. But I think Trump is here to stay.


#13

Has Trump ever made a statement that wasn’t foolish?


#14

I can’t help thinking that he makes these foolish statements just to attract media and public attention, and he has definitely been successful in doing so.


#15

I feel like it’s stupid to pray Trump doesn’t get the nomination, but I’m seriously considering adding that to my intentions. He’s giving Republicans an awful name and really isn’t much better than Hillary and Sanders.


#16

It’s hyperbole.

It’s up to Republican voters to select who best represents them. Based on polls (and talk radio), that seems to be Mr. Trump.


#17

Dear Donald,

Go!

Love,

Democratic National Committee

:smiley:


#18

I liked Trump at first. I’m not particularly proud of that. It looks like all of his supporters are:
A) Democrats trying to give Republicans a bad name, or
B) People who refuse to get off the “he says what everybody’s thinking” train.


#19

Seems more like his supporters are Republicans based on the polls.


#20

It was a joke, nothing more, nothing less.

I seriously doubt there is anyone here that has not told or laughed at a off color or stupid joke.

Think carefully about that!


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