Are Trump’s Bold Statements And His Rising Numbers Putting Him At Risk?
The hate is spewing forth from special interest groups and rival candidates as Trump’s skyrocketing popularity is eliminating others from their positions of power and reducing the control of special interest groups around the world. They’re burning him in effigy, slandering his name, and paying protestors good money to make an anti-Trump scene . . . let’s just hope they don’t hire a hitman.
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” —Harry S. Truman.
As the battle for the Republican nomination and the US Presidency heats up, the risk for the contestants heats up too. Anyone running for high office knows there’s a risk. That’s why they’re surrounded by so much security.
President Reagan was shot, President Carter had at least two attempts on his life, President Kennedy was killed, his brother too, and people jump the White House fence and try to crash the gates.
This “goes with the territory.” People who seek the Presidency know that, in spite of the best protection possible, they could take a bullet.
Trump understand the risks. His tendency to “fan the flames” makes him harder to protect. That worries the people around him but Trump hasn’t shown any signs he wants to be less combative. Perhaps he views the risks as “somebody else’s problem.”