By now you’ve already heard that Donald Trump released a statement through his website that would suggest the impromptu halt of all tourists and immigrants entering this country who happen to be of the Muslim faith.
In the statement, Trump quoted Pew Research and the Center for Security’s statistics that show, “(51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.” When that question was put to the broader U.S. population, the overwhelming majority held that shariah should not displace the U.S. Constitution (86% to 2%).More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.”
This is, apparently, what has sent Donald Trump on a rampage to reduce the amount of Muslims entering the United States on travel visas to zero. This announcement also happened to arrive on the same day Ted Cruz took the lead in Iowa. What a coincidence…
It’s a fact that whenever Trump opens his mouth and says something ignorant, his poll numbers rise.
It’s like clockwork — count down the days, wait for the statement, watch the rise, and then note Trump backing off of his words.
This was a blatant strategic tactic from Trump’s camp to keep his name in the news and reduce the press surrounding Ted Cruz and his latest surge in the numbers. There is something to be said about the phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind.” It’s worked for Trump thus far.
My question is, how long will it take before the general public catches on and begins playing the game properly to vanquish his dominance?