Is Donald Trump a serious presidential candidate or simply a promotional spectacle distracting Americans from serious issues right in front of him? The amount of media attention he has garnered in the last week — complete with rather stunning polls suggesting that he’s a leading GOP candidate — suggest a serious candidacy. But at least one of Obama’s serious advisers dismisses Trump’s political rhetoric as a frivolous endeavor that mainstream Americans see as a “sideshow.”
David Plouffe made the Sunday morning talk show circuit yesterday, ostensibly pegged to last week’s announcement that Obama would run for reelection in 2012. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, host Christiane Amanpour asked Plouffe about Trump‘s chances at winning the White House.
I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in some polls and given his behavior and spectacle the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising. There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job. There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream Americans think its a side show, and what they want our leaders to do is focus squarely on the issues right in front of them.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of ABC News:
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