Saturday, Donald Trump’s campaign came to Sarasota, Florida, where a crowd of over 12000 waited to hear from the Republican candidate for President. Trump, arrived like he does many times, in his personal helicopter, but then treated youngsters in the crowd to ride in the helicopter. The crowd was enthusiastic and overflowing the arena where another 6000 people listened to Trump speak over loud speakers. This is not an unusual sight at a Trump campaign stop. Crowds of people will drive for hours and there have been many times in the campaign stops have had to be moved due to the size of the crowds whose goal is to see the candidate himself, Donald Trump.
At a Trump campaign stop, one notices a big difference between Trump and other candidates is that Trump doesn’t need a script. He may have a few ideas of what he wants to speak about, but there are not cue cards, there is not blue tooth telling him what to say in his ear, and there are no prepared notes. The experience of a Trump campaign stop is akin to two musicians playing off each other to create a new harmony. Justo Lopez, who attended the Sarasota campaign stop he supported Trump because he wants “to get rid of the establishment and elect a real Republican.”
Although, Trump leads in every poll regarding the Republican candidates, the Republican establishment will be willing to spend millions to have Trump not be the Republican nominee next year. There is a fear to endorsing Trump because Trump does not need the establishment of Gerry makers who have tried to buy election after election. Those who have been the largest donors to candidates have found themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to the Trump campaign. Trump does not have to align himself with any one donor because he is self-funded. Trump does not make promises to with one hand while picking the pocket on the other. He does not need the establishment Republicans and that has made him their number one target, even over Hillary Clinton.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, said in an interview with The Hill, that he is not surprised that establishment GOP donors have soured on Trump. “The GOP establishment will do anything they can to stop Mr. Trump from being the GOP nominee. Mr. Trump is the only one who is not controlled by the special interests. They want a puppet that they can control, and Donald Trump will never be that person.” This is what draws supporters to Trump. The middle class has lost so much in the last 20 years. Survey after survey has shown that the public believes those in government are not there for the voters, but for their own pocketbooks or ego. The Pew Research Center, recently unveiled a survey that found just 19 percent of Americans trust the federal government to do what is right all the time or most of the time. That leaves a great deal of Americans who do not trust those in power.