Has The Donald’s campaign jumped the shark? Though Trump remains the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, constitutional conservative Ted Cruz continues to nip at his heels as the race narrows to a two-man race.
Though he had committed to speak at the leading conservative conference in the country, CPAC, months prior, Trump abruptly cancelled to devote more time to Kansas voters on the eve of Sunday’s Kansas caucus.
Still, Trump’s effort was evidently a bad investment of his time as he accrued significant bad press for his snub and he also lost Kansas to Cruz by 25 points.
However, while Trump lost in Kansas and Maine, he did secure a victory in Louisiana while Cruz placed a closer second place than many had anticipated.
At the time of reporting, Trump bested Cruz 43 to 36. Trump was expected to win and was afforded a 96% chance of victory in the state.
Though the Trump campaign continues to triumph, his campaign has taken some knocks in recent days. After describing his immigration stance as “flexible,” political pundits an candidates hit Trump hard on his evident softening.
After snubbing supporters and opponents alike at CPAC, Trump earned a flurry of bad press- a fact which likely helped Cruz in Kansas and Maine.
In the coming days and weeks, Americans will be offered a more-telling indication of whether America has soured on Trump or if this week has served as simply a bad week for the billionaire’s campaign.