A brutal and mocking editorial of Donald Trump’s comments about John McCain has led Trump to bow out of the new Hampshire Forum.
The op-ed piece titled, The real hero: Clearly it’s Trump over McCain, appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The New Hampshire Union Leader is one of the co-sponsors of the Voter’s First Forum that will host 14 candidates but they won’t have the front runner because of their sarcastic ad hominem attack.
The editorial began:
If anyone in America knows heroism, it is Donald Trump, veteran of the Ivy League, Studio 54 and countless harrowing entanglements with legions of gorgeous blondes. John McCain? If only he had Trump’s example to follow early in life.
Alas, poor McCain had only the examples of his father and grandfather, both admirals, whom he followed into the Navy in 1958. Nine years and several aircraft later, McCain unpatriotically pursued the enemy with such focus that he failed to evade a North Vietnamese missile “the size of a telephone pole,” he recalled later. Who can’t see a missile that big? Upon ejection, the jerk selfishly broke both arms and one leg.
Without the front runner, Donald Trump, their ratings will sink.
Trump pulled out despite leading in New Hampshire or perhaps because he’s leading.
Trump is leading in most polls. In the CNN poll, he is ahead at 18% with Jeb Bush at 15% and Scott Walker at 10%. Ted Cruz is at 7%.
In New Hampshire, the NBC/Marist poll puts Trump at 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker at 12%.
Trump is currently undergoing some bad publicity over his first divorce from Ivana Trump in which she made some harsh accusations including rape. His lawyer later made a ridiculous statement about how you can’t rape your wife. That can be read at The Daily Beast. Trump said his wife made those statements to “exploit me” during the divorce.
The deliberately scandalous book, Lost Tycoon, has a paragraph written by Ivana on the first page which states:
“During a deposition given by me in connection with my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me,” the Ivana Trump statement said. “[O]n one occasion during 1989, Mr. Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”