According to David Webb, early on Monday’s FOX News, Hillary Clinton got a breather over the weekend because all media focus was riveted on Donald Trump. The panel was reacting to what they considered to be the rule with Trump, not the exception, saying Trump effortlessly dominates the media.
As stocks take a beating, the group was shaking their collective heads that Trump seemed all set to take control of media yet again following a controversial comment that he made Sunday speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation. Trump said the tax code is letting hedge funders get away with “murder.”
With Trump pushing to clear the tax loopholes and saying tax hedgers must pay their fair share, the group concluded that Trump got the jump on his rivals to again be first to capture the populace approval of the middle class. The marvel of Trump’s hedge fund statement, they observed, was that now his rivals either had to agree with him or put themselves in the unpopular position of defending hedge fund tax breaks. Hats off, projected the panel, you had to admire Trump’s marketing genius noting both Democrats and Republican rivals had been “trumped” again.
If the sell-off in stocks impacts voter choices about who they think is best qualified to deal with the shaky economy, both at home and globally, the panel predicted that Trump had seized the winning position. When Democratic Party strategist, Julie Rogensky, grudgingly admitted there was still some room to tighten loop holes that were to hedge fund tax advantage, she seemed to make the rest of the panel’s point that Trump had effectively cornered all of his rivals, both Democrats and Republicans.
Donald Trump seemed to shrug aside the sentiment that he plots to “trump” his rivals. The billionaire businessman was reported by The Washington Times to have said “there are probably only a handful of Republican presidential candidates who have a realistic shot at winning the 2016 GOP nomination.” As for Hillary Clinton, Trump has previously expressed his doubt that Clinton’s campaign would survive an ongoing email investigation.
Whether Joseph Biden does or does not enter the race is insignificant to Trump. Biden will be “fine,” said Trump, obviously confident about his ability to take Biden on if he’s the Democrat nominee.