Was Thursday’s (April 7) birther tirade on the “Today” show a calculated campaign strategy for “Celebrity Apprentice” boss Donald Trump? According to a recent Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll, Trump may be playing to his strongest audience.
Trump sits in second place for the presidential nomination among Republican primary voters polled. He’s tied at 17% with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. But, the voters placed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the No. 1 spot at 21%.
But, upon looking closer at the poll results, Trump is the No. 1 potential presidential candidate with 20% of those who categorize themselves as supporters of the “tea party” movement – those who are most likely to have their eyes roll back into their head in rapture at his reinvigoration of President Obama’s birth certificate controversy.
He may come off a bit loopy to Bill Cosby and place second among Republicans as a whole, but Trump sits comfortably in the “tea party’s” wheelhouse.