When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States, very few people took him seriously. In past years Trump had also suggested a presidential run but had withdrawn his candidacy before doing anything substantial. This year, Trump won the Republican nomination and is now locked in a battle with Hillary Clinton for president. Both candidates have had no shortage of scandals during their campaigns and have continued to battle throughout their campaigns. But Trump's first debate performance combined with an ugly video have prompted a need for an all-star debate performance on Sunday.
The lewd comments made by Donald Trump from 2005 have recently come to light as the Republican nominee heads into the first debate. In an interview with CNN, Trump bragged about how easy it was for him to have sex with women and take advantage of them. Not exactly the type of behavior that you would expect or what from a future president of the United States. In the debate tonight, expect Hillary to take advantage and bring up the topic. Trump's popularity with female voters will continue to shrink unless he can give a good explanation or apology in Sunday's debate, if there even is an acceptable one.
According to fivethirtyeight.com, Hillary Clinton has more than a 80% chance of winning the 2016 general election. Prediction wizard Nate Silver isn't usually wrong and I'd be surprised if those polling numbers aren't accurate after the election. And that's exactly why Donald Trump needs to deliver big in Sunday's debate performance, or face the risk of getting blown out on a public stage.
Trump's Dwindling Support.
Several high profile people, including John McCain, have withdrawn their support for Trump. At this point, it's hard to see Trump as anything other than a masochistic narcissist who is interested in promoting himself. The man hasn't done anything to prove that he is capable of being president of the United States other than pointing out the flaws of Hillary Clinton. To even have a chance, Donald Trump will need to kill tonight's debate and parlay that success into a run before the general election happens. #2016 Presidential Debates