Five ways Trump has changed the 2016 Republican presidential race

Donald Trump isn’t going away. As the recent Time magazine cover succinctly says: “Deal with it.”

That’s proving easier said than done for many Republican officials, political commentators and presidential hopefuls, however. Mr Trump has gone from joke to serious player in just a few months, thanks to his seemingly bulletproof level of Republican primary voter support and a billion-dollar personal bank account to fuel his campaign, and he seems unwilling to play by standard political rules.

Here are just a few ways the Trump phenomenon has turned the Republican presidential nomination race on its head.

  • When it comes to what is true for all, here is one thing: What people say about Trump reflects who they are, especially about the veracity of truth. Either it’s rooted in eternity, or it’s a reflection of likes and dislikes.

    • Clausewitz

      Care to explain what you’re talking about?

      • Larger context, the preparation of sacred cows for barbeques.

  • Dana Garcia

    Trump has stomped politically correctness into little crunchy bits. He doesn’t cower in fear that he might offend some sensitive snowflake, but says what he thinks instead of relying on a crew of clueless political consultants for a script.

    In short, Trump is fearless.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Many agree.

    • mauser 98

      hope you are right

  • Justin St.Denis

    I read the article. Meh. Not much “insight” there for the average BCF reader. It is a BBC piece, after all. But the comments are revelatory. It seems that most Brits who bothered to comment have never crossed the pond for a visit. When they do, most are astounded by how much more “free” we in North America are. The comments reflect the boxed-in lives that many Brits live today.

    • mauser 98

      mongol hordes invading (invited in to ) Europe will end any freedom