Trump: ‘I Want to Plateau Now’
Donald Trump is ready to beat all expectations. He continues to silence critics, but has suffered a blow back in the polls after a successful two months.
Still, the Republican candidate isn’t finished and plans to keep campaigning hard.
“When I started I went to 8 [percent in the polls] and they said, ‘He plateaued.’ Then the next week I went to 16 [percent], right?” Trump said during a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa.
“And they said, ‘Oh, well, but that’s a plateau.’ Then I went to 20, to 24 [percent] — we had a poll today, I think it was 35 or 34 [percent], it’s crazy,” the celebrity businessman said.
“I want to plateau now, I’m satisfied,” Trump added.
The Hill reports:
As at many of his highly publicized 2016 White House campaign events, Trump touched on a variety of foreign and domestic issues, promising to address them as president.
During his remarks on Syria, which were briefly interrupted by protesters, Trump suggested that thousands of refugees fleeing to the U.S. and other countries represented a “Trojan horse.”
“I’m looking at all these men, we’re going to bring them into our country — we know nothing about them. They’re not documented, they can’t give you papers. … We know nothing,” Trump said.
He also discussed border security to handle illegal immigration, emphasizing a major campaign issue that accompanied his initial surge in the polls to the top of the Republican presidential field.
Trump continues to lead in the Hawkeye State with 24 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 19 percent in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polling.
His lead in Iowa and New Hampshire has shrunk slightly since last month.
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