It’s looking more and more like Trump will fall behind in Wisconsin — especially now that Scott Walker has announced his support for Ted Cruz, and the “Dean of Conservative Talk Radio in Wisconsin wasted the Donald in an interview yesterday — and more and more as though Cruz is pulling even with Trump in California. The Donald desperately needs to take big chunks of both states if he has even a bare hope of winning the Republican nomination outright, but his hope is slowly fading.
But is “Trumpmentum” really slowing? The national poll numbers can only indicate so much. The real indication that people might finally be falling off the #TrumpTrain could be the high profile endorsers…who are slowly coming to terms with their full-throated defense the New York billionaire, apparently as a result of Trump’s tweet disparaging Heidi Cruz.
First, Newt Gingrich told the Weekly Standard that he found Trump’s statements on Heidi Cruz disconcerting and damaging to his image among those who might be coming to terms with a Trump presidency, especially women. And then, Trump’s most famous social media defender, Ann Coulter, complained to Breitbart News that Trump wasn’t making her job any easier.
“Our candidate is mental. Do you realize our candidate is mental?” Coulter said. “It’s like constantly having to bail out your 16 year old son from prison.”
Saying she’s been able to defend most of what Trump has been criticized for during his White House run, Coulter lamented, “This is the worst thing he’s done.”
She went on to talk about how Donald Trump was the only candidate dedicated to “building a wall” on the Mexican border, which is why he earned her support. But Trump’s recent comments to the New York Times editorial board make it clear that the candidate considers the wall more of a “crowd pleaser” than an actual proposition — something he uses to fire up his audiences when they start to seem bored — and has admitted that his wall would leave much of Texas unprotected.
The next few days will be incredibly interesting. It’s in your hands now, Cheeseheads.