Trump Trumps as Clinton Stumbles
By Franco Luis
After a strong week for Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, things appear to be getting better for him. His poll numbers originally grew after a surprise meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto. This led many to believe that Donald Trump is everything that Hillary Clinton says he isn’t – diplomatic. But, some different opinions of who was going to pay for the wall surfaced after the meeting. Nieto issued a statement on Twitter right after the meeting, saying that Mexico would not pay for the wall.
Later that day, Trump said that Mexico was going to pay for the wall but payment wasn’t discussed in the meeting. “We’re not ruling out anything,” said Trump as he delivered his long overdue immigration speech in Arizona. This statement confused conservatives after Trump said he would reconsider deporting illegal immigrants.
Trump then went on to receive support from a minority group that he desperately needs support from. “What the hell do you have to lose?” said Trump on the campaign trail after he visited a predominantly African-American Church in Detroit. Trump made claims that democrats corrupted African-American communities and their policies have gotten African-Americans nowhere.
“Baskets of deplorables,” said Hillary Clinton and did not make the situation any better, as on Friday night she made these derogatory claims toward Trump supporters. She later apologized for these comments. Due to these events, Hillary Clinton trailed Donald Trump in the latest CNN/ORC poll and had Hillary losing the independent vote by 20 points.
To make a bad situation worse for Secretary Clinton, at a 9/11 memorial service in New York City, Clinton fled early, stumbling into her motorcade. She was said to have nearly fainted and was dehydrated. Doctors later diagnosed her with pneumonia. Although the media has called Donald Trump’s claims that Clinton is not healthy to run for president a conspiracy theory, some are starting to believe Trump.
This week has proven to be difficult for Clinton and a revival for Donald Trump’s campaign that was on the verge of collapse as they fired campaign manager Paul Manafort.