THE FIRST FEW MONTHS

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY JEN­NIFER HARPER

Jan. 19: Jef­frey Lord, au­thor and Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor colum­nist:

“When Don­ald Trump launched his cam­paign, the me­dia treated him like a joke. The Repub­li­can es­tab­lish­ment treated him like an in­con­ve­nience. But at cam­paign stop af­ter cam­paign stop, month af­ter month, Trump has drawn as­ton­ish­ing num­bers of sup­port­ers. With less than two weeks to go be­fore the Iowa Cau­cuses, Trump is the front leader. Why? Be­cause Don­ald Trump is ex­actly what Amer­ica needs right now.”

Jan. 22: Ru­pert Adams, spokesman for Lon­don-based Wil­liam Hill, the world’s big­gest book­maker:

“We can re­port that Don­ald Trump is for the first time the fa­vorite to win the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion at 5/4, hav­ing started at 33/1. He is the 10/3 fa­vorite to be­come the next Pres­i­dent of the United States.”

March 7: Michael Good­win, New York Post colum­nist:

“The home stretch of the nom­i­na­tion race is go­ing to be fe­ro­cious, and if he sur­vives, Trump faces a gen­eral elec­tion war against Hil­lary Clin­ton un­like any in mod­ern times. Is Trump built to go the dis­tance? Can he close the deal of a life­time? Yes, he can. To keep his eye on the prize, he might chan­nel his in­ner Vince Lom­bardi, the le­gendary foot­ball coach who also was ex­cel­lent at clos­ing the deal. ‘Win­ning isn’t ev­ery­thing,’ Lom­bardi said. ‘It’s the only thing.’”

March 30: The Na­tional Bor­der Pa­trol Coun­cil:

“We need a per­son in the White House who doesn’t fear the me­dia, who doesn’t em­brace po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, who doesn’t need the money, who is fa­mil­iar with suc­cess, who won’t bow to for­eign dic­ta­tors, who is pro-mil­i­tary and val­ues law en­force­ment, and who is an­gry for Amer­ica and not sub­servient to the in­ter­ests of other na­tions. Don­ald Trump is such a man.”

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Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump faces his sup­port­ers for the first time on elec­tion night.

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