Donald Trump isn’t backing down in the slightest following his latest headline making controversy. Asked by Martha Raddatz on This Week earlier about his widely condemned comments questioning Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero, Trump remained defiant and refused to apologize.
The 2016 candidate also brushed off the criticism he’s received from fellow GOP contenders (minus pal Ted Cruz), saying they’re all just upset because he’s leading in certain polls – a reality that may not be in place for long. Some have already said Trump’s latest grab for attention is a “turning point” for his campaign and its coverage.
The NYT’s Nate Cohn writes:
His support will erode as the tone of coverage shifts from publicizing his anti-establishment and anti-immigration views, which have some resonance in the party, to reflecting the chorus of Republican criticism of his most outrageous comments and the more liberal elements of his record. […]
After today, Republican commentators and campaigns will have far fewer reservations about attacking Mr. Trump. They will be dismissive of his candidacy, and they will probably diversify their attacks, expanding the onslaught to include his record of donating to Democrats and his continuing support for universal health care. Nearly all of the campaigns have incentives to pile on, and Mr. Trump — without a deep base of support and with few party allies — will struggle to hold on.
Watch the video of the alleged half-human, half-orangutan defend his new round of despicable comments below: