Poll Context: When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, everyone laughed! Nathan Gonzales, the editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, told USA Today at the time that Trump would turn into ‘a big headache’ for the Republican party.
‘Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president. Any time that he consumes on the debate stage and in the media is time he’s taking away from a legitimate contender,’ Gonzales said.
Comedian Stephen Colbert derided Trump’s campaign, saying it would,
‘make late-night television great again’.
Dana Milbank pledged in the Washington Post to eat his own column if Trump became the nominee.
‘I’m so certain Trump won’t win the nomination that I’ll eat my words if he does,’ Milbank said. ‘Literally: The day Trump clinches the nomination I will eat the page on which this column is printed in Sunday’s Post.’
Trump proved them all wrong, so can he be great?