It seems like every institution in America is working to defeat Donald Trump. No President has ever faced this level of hostility and opposition.
And now Donald Trump found out something about the military that left his jaw on the ground.
It has been several days since the release of The Atlantic’s newest article attempting to defame Trump.
The story they spun went something like this: In one of his recent speeches, Trump described fallen soldiers as “suckers” and “losers.”
Now, a story like this would have the potential to permanently blacken Trump’s record and would be fatal for his campaign.
This would be especially problematic, seeing as active military members make up 12% of voters and it was their votes that won Trump the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton.
Such a story could have the power to ruin Trump’s record forever.
However, it was entirely made up.
The article itself contained scant evidence to support its claims and everyone who read it said the story was misinformed at best and completely bogus and offensive at worst.
But the Democrats ran with the story in hopes of pulling Trump down.
If this story was true, the polling numbers would reflect the people’s disappointment and resentment.
However, the Morning Consult is seeing the exact opposite of that kind of a trend.
“Morning Consult daily tracking conducted Sept. 6-8 found Trump leading Biden by 10 percentage points, 52 percent to 42 percent, among 2,711 likely voters in military households — those who said they are, or live with, an active-duty service member or veteran…
The latest polling comes after The Atlantic published a Sept. 3 article citing four sources who said the president referred to people who died in wars as “losers” and “suckers.” The White House and former administration officials have strongly refuted the piece, though elements of it were also confirmed by reporting from Fox News and The Associated Press. Trump’s advantage with the group is statistically unchanged from responses gathered Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, when he led Biden by 9 points.”
To reiterate, Trump’s numbers are “statistically unchanged” from August to early September, before and after the article was published.
Trump’s polling numbers have not suffered at all since the release of the article.
If the information The Atlantic offered was true, Trump’s poll numbers would see a massive decline.
But they haven’t.
And that’s good news for Trump’s campaign moving forward.
This is because active and retired military personnel make up a significant portion of Trump’s voting pool.
The Morning Consult continued:
“Trump can thank veterans for his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton. According to the CCES study of verified 2016 voters, he won veterans and active military members by a 27-point margin over the Democratic nominee.
This was a huge deal for Trump because active military and veterans make up about 12% of voters. To give you some perspective, that’s a slightly higher proportion of the electorate than Hispanic voters…” (emphasis added)
It would be an incredibly stupid political – and personal – move by Trump to insult military personnel, active or retired.
One thing is certain, Trump has not lost the people’s faith, so it is very likely he will not lose their votes when November rolls around.