I actually thought he stopped being funny when he proposed an electrified wall at the border and declared the 14th Amendment “unconstitutional.” As the Rolling Stone reports, he is even less funny now.
“So two yahoos from Southie in my hometown of Boston severely beat up a Hispanic homeless guy earlier this week. While being arrested, one of the brothers reportedly told police that “Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported.”
When reporters confronted Trump, he hadn’t yet heard about the incident. At first, he said, “That would be a shame.” But right after, he went on:
“I will say, the people that are following me are very passionate. They love this country. They want this country to be great again. But they are very passionate. I will say that.”
This is the moment when Donald Trump officially stopped being funny.”
I still think his appeal is limited. He’s ahead of all the other Republicans because none of them is particularly interesting and so they all have single digit support. I do think eventually a plurality of Republican voters will coalesce around one of the candidates, probably Jeb Bush or Scott Walker, and overwhelm the 25 to 30 percent backing Trump. But in the meantime, he’s got the forum and that’s a whole lot of stupid to be thrown around for the next few months.