Did Donald Trump just jump the shark with his extreme comments? While the correlation between the un-PC-ness of The Donald’s comments and his poll success is high, his latest statement may be too much for some…
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Iowa.
While he may well be correct in his statement, we suspect the mainstream media will have a field day with this one as the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses loom.
We suspect though that the Brits will certainly ban him from entry if he did.
Of course, as we detailed previously, Trump’s success is not as much his doing as a symptom of growing dissatisfaction in America. In Chronicles, in 1996, Francis, a paleoconservative and proud son of the South, wrote:
“[S]ooner or later, as the globalist elites seek to drag the country into conflicts and global commitments, preside over the economic pastoralization of the United States, manage the delegitimization of our own culture, and the dispossession of our people, and disregard or diminish our national interest and national sovereignty, a nationalist reaction is almost inevitable and will probably assume populist form when it arrives. The sooner it comes, the better.”
What we saw through a glass darkly then, we now see face to face.
Is not Trump the personification of the populist-nationalist revolt Francis predicted?
And no matter what, Trump is not the last of the populist-nationalists.
Given his success, other Republicans will emulate him. Already, other candidates are incorporating his message. The day Francis predicted was coming appears to have arrived.