BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
I appeared on CNN recently, offering commentary on the 2016 Presidential Campaign. During this segment, I was asked to explain the inexplicable success Donald Trump is having in recent polls of Republican voters. This is after Trump made off-the-wall and reprehensible comments talking about Mexican immigrants coming to the US, calling some of them “rapists” as well as those that “bring crime.” (Trump said he assumed some of them were good people.)
As usual, Trump offered no documented proof of his outlandish comments, yet, it clearly had some appeal to a certain segment of the Republican electorate. It’s a funny thing about Donald Trump – he says whatever comes into his mind at a given moment but, rarely, is what he says accurate. (Trump insisted a while back that President Obama wasn’t a US citizen without a shred of proof for such an absurd charge against the leader of our country.) And when pressured, he virtually never takes responsibility or apologizes. He did neither in the case of his comments on Mexican immigrants even though he has been roundly criticized by all quarters; including, most recently, Republican challenger Jeb Bush.