Donald Trump is back in another day of hurling insults, yet bafflingly, the billionaire businessman continues to lead the GOP pack.
From likening Mexican immigrants to “rapists” and calling John McCain a “dummy” and dubbing Karl Rove as “a total loser,” Trump continues to broadcast his opinion on everything and everyone and has no problems courting controversy.
The latest in his firing line is Caroline Kennedy, who he attacked in a cover story for the latest issue of The Economist.
Of her role as ambassador to Japan, Trump said of the daughter of assassinated President John F. Kennedy: “Who is our chief negotiator (in Japan)? Essentially it is Caroline Kennedy. I mean give me a break. She doesn’t even know she’s alive.”
Kennedy is not the first woman to feel the wrath of his tongue. One of the most famous to date was the war of words with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who he accused of having “blood coming out of her wherever” after she questioned him during a GOP primary debate. Those two have onlyjust settled their beef with one another.
The 69-year-old’s remark about Kennedy, however, has drawn criticism from Marcy Stech, spokeswoman for EMILY’s List, a Democratic political action committee.
“Donald Trump has disqualified himself as someone who respects women,” she said. “Trump’s misogynistic slurs are met with blank stares and shoulder shrugs from his fellow GOP hopefuls — that’s because Trump’s outrageous and offensive rhetoric is reflected in the policies embraced by the entire Republican field.”
But will any of Trump’s comments that pertain to women have any impact upon his race for the White House?
Chris Bloor, one of Australia’s Leading Direct Response Marketing Experts, believes so.
“Everything Trump says generates attention. He’s an amazing marketer and knows how to grab headlines, but it’s for all the wrong reasons.”
Bloor, regarded as one of the very best ‘Emotional Direct- Response Copywriters’ in the English-speaking world, adds: “No one really takes what he says seriously and it’s pretty obvious to all, that he is totally ignorant to the issues that a presidential hopeful really needs to address.
He may be leading in the polls but when decision time comes, America will use their smarts and opt for someone who can lead them to prosperity, not someone who just wants the job for their own egotistical purposes.”
Currently, a NBC News/Marist poll puts the Trump 16 percentage points ahead of his closest competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and has 28 percent of likely Republican voters backing him.
So will he get the backing of America, especially women voters? Only time will tell.