What book does Trump consider the best book ever? The answer may surprise you…
If you stopped the “average Joe” out on the street, and asked him what book would Donald Trump declare the best book ever you’d place a pretty safe bet on that book being The Art of the Deal.
It turns out that you’d be wrong.
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, IA. At that rally he brought his favorite book, one he likes even more than the one he wrote- The Bible. He held the book up to the crowd, and said, “I even brought my Bible — the evangelicals, ok?” Trump said to the crowd. “We love the evangelicals and we’re polling so well. This Bible was given to me by my mother, going to Sunday school. … So, we love the Bible. It’s the best. We love ‘The Art of the Deal,’ but the Bible is far, far superior, yes.”
By Trump campaign standards, it was a quiet rally. Trump largely left his rivals in the GOP race alone, and took his time to attack the likely nominee Hillary Clinton, and just in case there’s an upset, he also took some verbal swipes at Bernie Sanders. “Listen, listen, Madam President — can you imagine?” Trump said. “Believe me, women. If it’s got to be a woman, which I’m all in favor of some day, it shouldn’t be Hillary. It shouldn’t be. It really shouldn’t be.” He mocked Obama for spending more time on the golf course “than people on the PGA tour,” called Sanders a “communist,”
“I love the people of Iowa. I have the same values they have. I really want to win Iowa – and again, the evangelicals, the Tea Party – we’re doing unbelievably and I think I’m going to win Iowa,” Trump said. “That last couple of weeks, I’m going to be here so much you’re going to be sick of me.”
Traditionally, in the week running up to the Iowa caucus, candidates try to temper expectations. They try to lower the bar on how they’ll do in the primary. That way if they lose, their supporters won’t be too let down. But not our boy Donald Trump. “It’d be very easy for me to say if I got second, I’d be very happy,” Trump said. “I don’t want to say that I want to win Iowa, but I really want to win Iowa.”
Traditionally, the political outsider candidate wins the Iowa caucus. While Trump is clearly the ultimate outsider, Ted Cruz has been spending a great deal of time in the state making a pitch that he is in fact that outside. The recent shift in poll numbers favoring Ted Cruz has reflected that work. Fox News, CBS News, and the Des Moines Register all have Cruz leading by a few percentage points inside Iowa. However, Trump still dominates the national polls. No candidate who leads the national polls in the final week of December has failed to capture the Republican nomination.
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