The Daily Donald: Trump continues to nip at Jeb Bush's heels

Even as he celebrates new business ventures, Trump continues to make waves with his 2016 campaign

Published July 14, 2015 5:14PM (EDT)

Donald Trump                      (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)
Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)

Donald Trump is in Virginia today visiting Trump Winery, a vineyard he purchased for $6.5 million after the owner originally asked for $100 million, and in an interview with Fox Business News he vowed to negotiate similarly favorable deals for America as president.

Yes, Trump's still running and although he doesn't drink, he is still toasting his rise to the top of yet another national poll. Here are the latest developments in The Trump Show:

Trump atop yet another national poll

With the release of the latest national poll from Monmouth University that shows Trump with 13 percent nationally, statistically tied with Jeb Bush's 15 percent, the former reality TV host moves to the top of the Huffington Post's poll tracker which averages 108 polls from 17 pollsters.

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The Donald vs. El Chapo: 

Trump reported threatening tweets allegedly sent by escaped Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera to the FBI, yesterday. The threats from the Mexican criminal come after Trump sent a series of tweets targeting "El Chapo" after he completed a successful escape from a maximum security prison near Mexico City over the weekend.

‘If you keep p****** me off I’m going to make you eat your words you f****** blonde milk-s*****,” Guzman reportedly tweeted to Trump from his son's Twitter account.

Trump vs. the LPGA

Trump sent off an angry letter to the head of the LPGA today after the professional women's golfing league said last month that although the the Women’s British Open would still be played at a Trump course due to logistical constraints that “by no means, however, does this decision suggest support from Mr. Trump’s comments.” In the letter, Trump slams LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan:

You have an absolutely binding contract to play the great Turnberry Ailas course but, based on your rude comment to the press, please let this letter serve to represent that, subject to a conversation with me on the details, I would be willing to let you play the Women’s British Open, in two weeks, at another course rather than magnificent Turnberry (which I own).

The PGA already announced it won’t hold October’s Grand Slam of Golf at Trump's golf course in Los Angeles.

Trump not welcome in Boston until he apologizes 

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said that Trump would not be welcome in Boston without an apology for his disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants. “I think his comments are inappropriate. And if he wanted to build a hotel here, he’d have to make some apologies to people in this country,” Walsh told the Boston Herald yesterday.

Tweets support for Pete Rose

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And opposition to the Iran nuclear deal

Trump told CNN's Dana Bash that as an expert negotiator he would have been able to get "double and triple" sanctions against Iran. And he tweeted today after news of the deal broke, a video he previously posted to Instagram that pits his tough board room style negotiations against the skills of Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama, asking "who do you want negotiating for us?":


Who do you want negotiating for us? #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on





By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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