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11 Times Donald Trump Looked Like He Was Done For

Some politicians seem to have nine lives, constantly evading scandal and overcoming the odds. But this past year, now President elect Donald Trump may have had more than that.

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But every time political pundits and reporters thought Trump was done for, he seemed to rise like a phoenix from the ashes. And on Election Night, his unlikely win proved he may well have been the ultimate Teflon candidate.

Some of his buy canada goose jacket improbable actions were overlooked by voters who simply couldn’t stomach voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. And despite winning Canada Goose Jackets the popular vote by nearly 3 million, her lack of a prominent economic message and lack of focus on Rust Belt states led to losing the Electoral College and the presidency to Trump.

The billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star managed to craft a populist appeal that helped him around these 11 times he seemed to be done for:

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Just a month after buy canada goose jacket cheap launching what seemed like a quixotic campaign, Trump made the first major misstep that led many, including his then campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, canada goose to believe his bid was over before it really began.

At a forum in Iowa, he fired back after Arizona Sen. John McCain, his party’s presidential nominee in 2008, had begun criticizing Trump’s hard line rhetoric on illegal immigrants and Mexicans. Trump pulled no punches when asked about McCain, who spent more than five years as a prisoner of Canada Goose Outlet war in Vietnam, where he was repeatedly beaten and tortured.

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was canada goose outlet captured. I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump replied glibly.

cheap canada goose uk Trump, who received multiple deferments for the draft during Vietnam, never apologized. He doubled down, and he came out unscathed. In an odd way, his former campaign operatives argue, it lent a degree of authenticity to his candidacy. It became a model for the rest of his campaign. cheap canada goose uk

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2. Trump says he’s never asked God for forgiveness

buy canada goose jacket Other comments Trump made during that same Iowa event were somewhat overshadowed by his controversial remarks on McCain but they were no less eyebrow raising. When asked by moderator Frank Luntz, canada goose coats a GOP message guru, at the event hosted by several religious organizations about his faith, Trump said he was Christian but made some comments very much out of step with the central beliefs of evangelical Christianity. buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose Online “I am not sure I have,” Trump responded when asked if he had ever asked for forgiveness for his sins from God a critical step for born again Christians, who believe that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Canada Goose Online

canada goose black friday sale He continued: “I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think canada goose store so. I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” canada goose black friday sale

Trump said he does participate in communion but described the sacrament in quite unusual terms.

Canada Goose Coats On Sale “When I drink my little canada goose black friday sale wine which is about the only wine Canada Goose online I drink and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed,” Trump said. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Canada Goose online It was all an unusual turn from traditional Iowa GOP politics. Remember that in the 2000 campaign, then Texas Gov. George W. Bush was applauded during a debate for saying Jesus was the philosopher he admired most. It endeared him to the evangelical community. Canada Goose online

canada goose uk shop Questions abounded during this campaign about whether Trump’s awkward and unlikely dance with evangelical voters would cost him votes. Answer: No. Even though many evangelical leaders spoke out against him, he won a whopping 81 percent of white evangelical voters, according to exit polls. canada goose uk shop

canadian goose jacket 3. Feud with Megyn Kelly: She had “blood coming out of her wherever” canadian goose jacket

Taking on a Fox News host in a GOP primary debate is usually not a good idea if you are a Republican candidate.

buy canada goose jacket cheap But Trump did just that in the very first GOP primary debate of the 2016 cycle, taking on the network’s highest rated anchor no less, Megyn Kelly. His answer cheap Canada Goose to her question in that debate ignited a feud between Trump and Kelly that would continue through much of the election. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose store Kelly began with a blunt statement to Trump on his comments about women: “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” She asked: “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?” canada goose store

Trump didn’t like that line of questioning whatsoever, and he made his displeasure known the next day after the debate, when he called in to Fox rival cable network CNN and unloaded for half an hour.

“She gets out, and canada goose clearance sale she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump said. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.”

Canada Goose Outlet Trump denied he was talking about menstruation and instead was referencing her nose. The vulgar apparent insinuation remained, there was much outrage from various political corners, and Trump’s appeal only grew larger Canada Goose Outlet.

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