Donors show less enthusiasm for Carson, Fiorina
establishment and media laughed at him and thought he was a joke, but trust me, he is no joke. If the Republican Party doesn’t embrace him, I won’t be with the Republican Party.”
On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump insists there is a “silent majority [who] wants this country to have victories again.” Ms. Montesi and a dozen other Trump supporters interviewed by The Washington Times say they are a part of that group — and Mr. Trump has given them the confidence not to be silent any longer.
They express frustration over how the U.S. is perceived by foreign nations — weak and listless — under President Obama’s direction. They say their taxes are wasted in Washington and their Christian beliefs are being targeted. They feel they have been swept away in a tide of political correctness.
And they see in Mr. Trump a champion willing to fight all of that.
“People like courage, and a lot of these candidates don’t have the chutzpah Trump has,” said William Ritchie, a retired editor for the Yellow Pages who has donated to Mr. Trump’s campaign. “We haven’t had someone who will stand up and fight for us. Trump is a forceful personality and is not afraid to speak out. He’s a winner.”
His supporters are swayed by Mr. Trump’s professed ability to take a hard line and negotiate a deal — a qualification