“I’m not going anywhere, and we’re not going anywhere.”
That’s what Donald Trump told the estimated 20,000 attendees of his rally in Dallas on Monday, The Hill reports. With rallies that continue to be that massive, Trump makes a claim that is difficult to dispute.
“We are killing it,” he went on. “They mentioned a little while ago about the silent majority — it’s back. And it’s not silent. Maybe we should call it the noisy, aggressive, wanting to win — wanting-to-win majority.”
Hitting back at rival Jeb Bush — and characteristically referring to himself in the third person — Trump asked, “Who would you rather have negotiating — Jeb or Trump?”
He did not attack Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson, however — probably a wise choice, since both are, like Trump, viewed as outsider candidates and both are surging in popularity. They are both, therefore, riding a similar wave as Trump.
On issues, Trump returned again to the idea of building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. He also criticized Obama’s Iran nuke deal, suggesting that Secretary of State Kerry “may go down worse than Hillary Clinton, because he made this deal,”
Trump continues to lead the Republican race nationally. Ahead of the second debate, his Real Clear Politics polling average is 12 points higher than the second place Carson, lending further evidence to the claim that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.