Faith Salie on Donald Trump, "The Ugly American"


Two polls of Iowa Republicans this past week show Ben Carson pulling ahead of Donald Trump. All the same, Trump looms large in the thoughts of our contributor Faith Salie:

First off, apologies, because I'm about to feed the monster and talk about Donald Trump. Not about his politics, but his popularity, which may be waning but is still sizable and worth examining.

The Donald seems to be riding a wave of support from people who denounce "political correctness." This means they cheer his insults:

    "Our leaders are stupid! Our politicians are stupid!"

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