1 March, 2016 14:02
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
A Donald Trump rally in Virginia took an interesting turn yesterday, after the Republican front-runner took several bites out of a raw onion on stage, to the delight of his supporters.
While visiting southwestern Radford, Virginia, Trump praised rural voters by sampling local produce on stage.
“This is the greatest onion I have ever eaten!” shouted Trump.
“No Mexican could make an Onion this good! Damn it’s good!”
The New York billionaire’s comments were met with cheering and laughter, as he continued to pull funny faces and make disparaging remarks about hispanic farmers and the African American civil rights movement.
“All live matter, especially poor and uneducated people! That’s you guys. Let’s make America great again…”
As the presidential candidate’s popularity grows in the poorer states, political analysts say there are clear parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and the Australian federal election of 2013.
“The Murdoch media are putting this man forward on all outlets. What FOX News are doing for Donald Trump is very similar to what NewsLimited did for (former) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott,” says Michael Shearer, a political columnist from Time Magazine.
“The are pitching him as the only hope for the disillusioned, poor and uneducated citizens. The same ones who blame illegal immigrants for the fact that they can’t afford to fill up their SUV with 105 litres of unleaded petrol each Monday morning,”
“Not to mention the similarities in their campaigning. The anti-immigration fear-mongering, the petty cheap shots at rival politicians, the bizarre use of religion…”
“Believe it or not, Donald Trump is not the first politician to eat a raw onion on live television,”