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The latest way Donald Trump is letting down the U.S. is his very weak response to the protests that disrupt his events. If Trump were a stronger candidate, he could use those protests to undercut noxious far-left groups and by so doing he'd reduce the future disruptions at his events. The disruptive protests might cause more people to vote for Trump, and clearly that's more important to him than greatly helping the U.S. by undercutting noxious groups.
Dear potential Donald Trump protester: I understand you want to protest Donald Trump and shout your disagreements with him to the world. However, the methods past protesters have used against him aren't very effective. No matter how many protesters he gets at his rallies, he keeps getting more and more popular. Why repeat the same failed methods, expecting a different result?
On skilled immigration, Donald Trump - at least at this moment in time - appears to support two somewhat separate positions, both of which are problematic:
At the February 25, 2016 debate, Donald Trump clarified that he supports what's called "touchback". Under touchback, illegal aliens leave the U.S. and then are allowed to come right back, legally. It's like waving a magic wand: someone could be here illegally one day, and then some period later they'd be transformed into a legal resident.
Charles CW Cooke of National Review says he wants a "Manhattan Project" to stop Donald Trump . The original Manhattan Project involved very smart, dedicated people who put their pride and other personal interests aside to achieve their goal.
Donald Trump supporters are special people, as a reply to one of my comments illustrates. In comments at , I wrote in reply to someone else's comment: How exactly would Trump "protect Christianity in this country in a way that hasn't been done in decades" when as President (!) he'd have very little power? The Dems would try to obstruct everything he does and it's not like the GOP and most Republicans in Congress are going to risk their careers lining up behind him.
One of the talking points used against Donald Trump is that he isn't a "Real Conservative"; examples at . That talking point might be counter-productive and it exposes yet again that being a "real conservative" isn't actually all that popular.
As previously discussed, by proposing unrealistic plans, Donald Trump is helping Obama continue his immigration agenda. See that link for the details. It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, Donald Trump could help stop Obama's immigration agenda right now if he wanted. So, why doesn't he?
Donald Trump recently proposed keeping all Muslims out of the U.S., at least temporarily : (New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, -- Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on... There are various problems with that plan but I'll only discuss the aspects relating to how realistic his plan is and what that says about him and his supporters.
The short answer is no, Donald Trump won't be able to deport 12 million illegal aliens. That, of course, assumes Trump is nominated and elected, and both of those aren't very likely. It is very likely that Trump knows he wouldn't be able to deport millions of illegal aliens, he's simply playing to his base.
As previously discussed, the biggest problems Donald Trump has include him not discussing immigration in better ways, and his supporters being incapable of defending him against all those who oppose him.
[SEE UPDATE BELOW] GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has released an immigration policy paper  and it isn't quite as dumb as I would have expected. However, there are several major problems with the paper and Trump's campaign that render it mostly useless:
Barack Obama spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night and joked about Donald Trump and smeared millions of Americans who have valid questions about Obama's past. None of what Obama did was presidential, but it's what most of his supporters want and his detractors are generally unable to do anything about it.