The last few days have seen a flurry of activity both from within the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump and media forces, including NBC, that are now more intent than ever to punish him for publicly stating his pro-America views that include a suggestion to build a southern border wall, bomb ISIS-controlled oil fields in Iraq, and aggressively push back against trade-imbalance nations like China, Japan, and Mexico who Mr. Trump says are costing millions of American jobs to be lost overseas.
(Trump tells the Mexican government, “Those days are over.”)
Within hours after news agencies began reporting on a push back by Mexican-owned Univision, which broadcasts Mr.Trump’s Miss Universe pageant to a large Spanish-speaking audience both in the United States and Mexico, Team Trump warned the television network of its contractual obligations. Then Alberto Ciruana, Univision’s President of Programming and Content at the network compared Trump to the Charleston South Carolina shooter.
At this point most American politicians would have been in a panic, fearing a full-on media attack.
Mr. Trump did the opposite – sending Univision executives the following letter which then went viral and if anything, has only bolstered Trump’s support among a wide swath of potential 2016 voters, particularly with the P.S. portion of the letter which appears to be a direct shot across the bow of the Mexican government itself:
In conjunction with the letter, Mr. Trump threatened to sue Univision for defamation, a lawsuit some legal experts indicated could have led to Trump perhaps even owning the network if he chose to do so. It should also be noted that throughout his challenges against both Univision and the Mexican government, Trump has maintained his admiration for the majority of the Mexican people themselves. Mexican citizens are unified in their dislike of their own government, and thus Trump is building common ground between himself and them, a rather brilliant tactical move politically that has the left preparing to wage all out war on a Republican candidate who dares threaten their belief they own the Hispanic vote in the United States.
Univision promptly apologized for the now deleted comparison between Donald Trump and the Charleston shooter as Trump’s standing in political polls surged upward.
No Republican candidate has ever exposed the inherent bias of the Mainstream Media as has Donald Trump in the last week and come out the stronger for it. Even voters who indicate they would likely never vote for Mr. Trump are applauding his fearless and unapologetic manner.
GOP power brokers continue to shake their heads at the Trump candidacy, but now instead of doing so out of embarrassment, it is out of a growing concern that Donald Trump is bypassing those same power brokers and taking his pro-America message directly to the voters.
This means candidate Trump will face incoming challenges not only from the Mainstream Media and others among the far left, but the Republican Machine as well. If the fracas between Trump and Univision is any indication, it is going to be one hell of a fight that will either lead to the downfall of the Trump campaign, or have him emerge as a legitimate and increasingly powerful challenger to the White House in 2016.