The Donald Trump I Know is not a Republican
Donald Trump’s candidacy has been a boon for the GOP, but one that also has brought with it some very real downsides.
And if that weren’t bad enough, the man himself has been quite vocal about it.
Trump, who made his name in the 1970s with a series of television specials about mobsters, is now one of the most polarizing figures in American politics, and many of his voters are very wary of the billionaire’s views on a variety of issues.
One of the first signs of Trump’s popularity came in the fall of 2018 when a former rival, former rival candidate Jeb Bush, said that the Republican nominee should not run for president because of his views on immigration and national security.
In the days following the comments, Trump issued a series in which he criticized the former rival for saying something that he now says he regrets, and he has also called Bush’s comments about the former competitor “offensive.”
So, why do some Republican voters want Trump?
One reason Trump is attracting such a large number of Republican voters is because he is appealing to people who have traditionally voted Democratic.
A large percentage of Trump voters are white and, according to a recent analysis from RealClearPolitics, about half of those Trump voters support the Republican Party.
In 2016, more than three-quarters of Trump supporters voted for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, while only about one-third of Trump backers supported the GOP nominee.
But the party’s presidential nominee was more popular among Republican voters in the state of Iowa, where Trump won about one in four of the state’s voters in 2016.
As the Trump campaign and its surrogates have tried to distance themselves from the candidate, however, they’ve been forced to answer questions about whether they are anti-immigrant, anti-black and anti-Semitic.
Trump’s supporters, who have long embraced his politics of nativism and nationalism, have also been criticized for being more socially conservative than other Republicans.
While Trump’s support has fluctuated, it’s been fairly consistent over time.
According to the latest RealClear Politics polling average, Trump voters lean toward the right on almost every issue, including abortion, guns, abortion rights, marriage, immigration, health care and national defense.
But as Trump has risen in the polls and has become the presumptive Republican nominee, he’s also been under attack by his own supporters.
A recent study by the National Review found that nearly a quarter of Trump fans support Trump’s nomination for president, compared with nearly one in five Republicans who oppose the billionaire.
Trump has been criticized by other Republicans for making anti-Muslim comments, calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and saying that “the Mexican government is putting rapists in the United States.”
He has also been accused of being anti-gay and for having racist views.
But even as Trump’s poll numbers have dipped and his support has declined, Trump has still been able to draw large numbers of voters from the Republican base.
According the RealClearPolls average, about 14 percent of Republican primary voters support Trump and about 11 percent support the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
That number has been steady over the past few months and is now about 12 percent, according a survey from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Trump campaign has taken a number of steps to try and soften the image of Trump.
One strategy has been to offer support to those who have expressed support for Trump in the past, or have said that they’ll vote for him again in the future.
Trump himself has also said he’ll work with the Democratic Party to help them defeat Clinton in the general election.
And his team has tried to shift attention away from the billionaire by running ads attacking the candidate for his rhetoric and actions.
But there are some Trump supporters who remain deeply suspicious of his candidacy.
A number of Trump-supporting voters told me that they’re not ready to abandon Trump.
For one thing, they’re afraid that if Trump wins, he will appoint a Supreme Court justice who will be even more extreme than the justices who have ruled in favor of his anti-immigration and anti–black rhetoric.
“I think that if the Trump presidency ends up going to someone like that, we’ll have a lot of trouble in the next election,” said one Trump supporter who asked not to be identified.
“And I think we can make a very good case that if this is what happens, it’ll be a bad thing.”