Donald Trump took fire from all sides for attack on Muslims and racist attacks.
“We got a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one, you know he’s not even an American,” a supporter said to Trump, adding that there are training camps growing wherein Muslims are plotting to kill Americans. The supporter concluded by imploring Trump to get them out of the country.
Trump joked about such a rough question being the first out of the gate, but only answered that he’s going to take a look at a lot of things.
Hillary Clinton seized on Trump’s non-answer quickly: “Donald Trump not denouncing false statements about POTUS & hateful rhetoric about Muslims is disturbing, & just plain wrong. Cut it out. -H”
Her opponent Bernie Sanders called Trump’s deflection a “disgrace” and an “outrage.”
“I think it’s a disgrace to again question whether or not the president of the United States was born in this country, or whether he’s a Christian,” Sanders said on CBS on Friday. “I thought we were beyond that. It’s an outrage.”
More than eight-in-10 Republican voters agree that America needs a powerful leader and not only believe their ideology is under attack, but also that public officials don’t value their opinions, according to a national Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
The overwhelming share of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters who feel that way is bolstered by voters supporting Donald Trump. For instance, 96 percent of his supporters said the U.S. needs a powerful leader to solve its problems, 91 percent said their beliefs and values are being threatened, and 90 percent said public officials don’t care much about what everyday people think.
The Republican front-runner’s supporters even value his bombastic rhetoric. Eighty-four percent said the U.S. needs a leader who will do or say anything to fix the country’s issues, a statement just 68 percent of GOP voters overall agreed with (60 percent of Democrats disagree).
“Many American voters, especially Republicans, are dissatisfied with their own status and the status of the country, but by far the most dissatisfied are Donald Trump’s supporters, who strongly feel that they themselves and the country are under attack,” Schwartz said.
An additional 83 percent of his supporters want radical change because they don’t believe the traditional way of doing things is working. In fact, 85 percent of Trump backers say the U.S. has lost its identity, and 78 percent feel they’re falling behind economically.
The survey of 1,451 voters was conducted March 16-21 via landlines and cellphones and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
What we want to know is even if Donald Trump is under attack from all sides do you still support him vote bellow?