Seeds: If you don’t know who Donald Trump is by now, you must have been living under here. He has been a colorful celebrity for the past twenty years and within the past year has taken on politics. Last week we discussed how since the beginning of his celebritydom he has changed his tune many time, but today let’s talk about how within the last few days Trump has received a few more blows, and just might be changing a little bit more than just his tune.
Core: Within the past week Trump has tried (and failed) to gain the support of the Paul Ryan the Speaker of the House, (Ryan is essentially the leader of the House of Representatives, making him—and his lack of endorsement for Trump— kind of a big deal). He has also refused to provide his tax returns until the IRS finishes auditing them, which essentially means that he refuses to tell people how much money he is making and how, until the IRS decides that he is paying all his taxes appropriately and reporting all his income correctly. He also got into a bit of a tiff with David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, which is not a terrific sign for the relations of the US and the UK with a Trump presidency.
Skin: Megyn Kelly (the women who Trump famously disliked and said, “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her… wherever.” after she moderated one of his debates) hosted Trump for an interview and it airs on FOX tomorrow at 8 p.m. E.T. It could get interesting. Or just follow him on Twitter, it’s always entertaining and … enlightening as well.
Leaves: Just because we love talking about how Trump reneges on his statements, he also said on Wednesday that his press release, “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” was "only a suggestion" and “hasn’t been called for yet.” Huh. It’s especially interesting because he says that he won’t change his tone or strategy as we near the general election.
Food For Thought: Do you think that these events hurt Trump’s campaign at all? Do you think that Trump will win the general election?