On Wednesday, GOP rebel Donald Trump held a press conference and town hall-style Q&A in New Hampshire, the first of his candidacy, and given his well-established off-the-cuff nature, there weren't many surprises. He stuck to his political guns: bashing American infrastructure, vowing to banish immigrants, and promising to "make America great again." He also assured us that he's not going anywhere, and he's not backing down. It's safe to say that nothing he said came across as unexpected — at this point, he almost sounds like a broken record — but that doesn't make his comments any less ridiculous. He didn't personally victimize any women at this event, as far as I know, but there were still plenty of ridiculous moments from Trump's New Hampshire meeting.
The press conference took place as CNN announced that its latest poll, in conjunction with ORC International, had Trump closing in on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's lead. The poll has him behind Clinton by just 6 percentage points. It's the first time that Trump has polled close enough to Clinton to seem competitive in the general election. Clearly, a large proportion of voters are drawn to his ridiculousness. Moving forward, people, let's not forget these moments.
When He Used Twisted Sister As His Theme Song
As Trump walked off the stage, Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" played over the sound system. I'm gonna let that one speak for itself.
When He Named The Wall After Himself
Trump has talked a lot about the wall that he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border (which apparently will improve relations with our southern neighbor???), but during the town hall, we got a better sense of what he expects for this wall. He said, "If they call it the Trump Wall, it has to be beautiful."
When He Didn't Actually Have Any "Policy Positions"
During the Q&A, an audience member astutely pointed out that Trump's campaign website lacks detailed policy positions for issues other than immigration. To that, Trump not so astutely responded, "We're going to do a lot of policy positions."
Trump talks a lot, but does he really say that much? Oftentimes, what he does say leaves something to be desired — a dash of political correctness.