Make no mistake, Donald Trump has made an enormous splash in the early days of the race for the GOP Presidential nomination.
Need proof? You could check out the polls...
..or just have a look at the cover of the latest New Yorker...
...or simply tune in to the nightly news where you’re sure to hear the latest sound bite from the incorrigible billionaire, whose main advantage may be that he is simply "gaffe proof", which would explain why a series of statements which would have likely amounted to political suicide for anyone else, have only served to boost his popularity.
In any event, it appears as though Trump can now count on the support of a fellow billionaire because as The Hill reports, Mark Cuban now says "The Donald" is "the best thing to happen to politics in a long time." Here's more from Cuban:
Up until Trump announced his candidacy the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run. You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn't live perfect lives could never run. Smart people who didn't want their families put under the media spotlight wouldn't run. The Donald is changing all of that. He has changed the game and for that he deserves a lot of credit.
And here's Trump's response:
And just to prove that this is truly a man for whom the traditional rules of politics absolutely do not apply, we'll close with the following two tweets:
A nation WITHOUT BORDERS is not a nation at all. We must have a wall. The rule of law matters. Jeb just doesn’t get it.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2015