Donald Trump has come out and stated he will remain in the race for the Republican nomination until the very end. While these comments might have seemed unnecessary even a few weeks ago, support for Trump is quickly waning. Just this week, Trump has lost his lead in an Iowa poll, and perhaps more worryingly to him, in a national poll. In both, neurosurgeon Ben Carson leads Trump.
Adding to Trump’s headaches are the bad word of mouth surrounding his campaign. After disastrous debate performances, voters may be even more dissuaded in voting for Trump when they see the general response to Trump seems to be more serious. When his campaign was considered a bit of a joke, the media responded accordingly. Now, there are protests in Congress about his appearance on SNL and it’s almost every day that we hear some Hollywood celeb show their disdain against the Donald.
Most recently, Olivia Wilde, whose indie hit Meadowland hit theatres earlier this month, spoke against Trump’s campaign at an event promoting the short film Ellis. Wilde declared
"It made me think of the current refugee crisis," in an interview with Page Six. "[America] was a beacon of hope for so many ... yet some in this country have developed this xenophobia that totally conflicts with what we’re based on."
"The fact that we can have someone running for president who openly projects that xenophobia is really sickening," she added, "particularly when you look at a film like this and remember our roots."
Support for Trump seems to be waning, and he doesn’t have the bravado and confidence he displayed a few months back. He’s even started talking about “the possibility” of not winning the nomination. The presidential game is getting harder to play, and Trump may soon find himself on the side of his often quoted “losers.”