The Donald held another successful meet-and-greet in Los Angeles this week and advanced his campaign momentum by getting together with the families of people killed by illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile, the Left pulled out all the stops in its effort to crush him beneath the mighty heel of political correctness by pulling any endorsements or business arrangements it could get its hands on, excoriating him in the media and finally yelling and jumping around in front of the hotel where he was speaking.
As Trump continues to speak out on the evils of illegal immigration, supporters have flocked to his cause. Putting it bluntly, Americans concerned about the character and security of their country have been longing for a politician — any politician — to speak frankly on the issue.
Trump’s case goes beyond mere statistics and blows right past all the PC nonsense about innocent immigrants just trying to find opportunity for their families.
The one stroke of genius in Trump’s campaign, which may be sufficient to take him to the White House, is to give an honest voice to the victims of illegal immigration.
Sabine Durden, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant, told Breitbart, “Mister Trump met with the families in a separate room. He listened to each one of our stories and was visibly shaken and touched. We got hugged and he promised to continue to fight for us and our kids. We then went to a separate room where the press was staged. He addressed them and then gave each of us time to share our story. The press tried to pin him down on his previous comments. He stood his ground. I had a coke bottle that read HERO on it and I told him that he should have it. He is my hero because he was the only one who got attention to this truly important issue.”
By comparison, the Left brought the usual mob of misfits and grown-up anchor babies to protest, including one guy who refused to give his name, who was wearing a T-shirt with the image of Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA.
In between hurling insults at Trump supporters, the self-described Communist told a reporter from Breitbart that “the United States should be swept off the face of the Earth as soon as possible. There’s a need for a revolution in the United States.”
He added that Israel should be wiped out, too. “Israel is the worst thing that happened to the Jews since the Holocaust.”
But it wasn’t just protesters outside the L.A. hotel who wanted Trump’s head on a stick. One of the wags at “The View” (who can keep them straight?) actually suggested Trump was somehow responsible for the shooting of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.
Raven Symone said, “Doesn’t anyone find it interesting that this happened as soon as Trump started to talk about this [illegal immigration and crime]? He [Francisco Sanchez] randomly found a gun from a federal agent?”
News outlets are running an unending stream of stories about how “Trump’s false comments (ABC)” “dividing GOP (Washington Post)” “became a liability (Atlantic),” etc.
And with all of that, Trump’s popularity at the moment is soaring like a rocket.
There’s a long way to go till the election, but other candidates should pay heed: One man speaking honestly about an issue that deeply concerns Americans will go far.