Team Obama Roots for Trump: ‘I Hope He Keeps On Rising’

by Robert Costa

The Obama administration is cheering on Donald Trump as he considers a presidential run. “I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in the polls,” noted David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, on ABC’s This Week. “Given his behavior, and the spectacle of the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising.”

Trump’s rising profile, Plouffe argued, is becoming a problem for Republicans, especially as the high-profile businessman investigates the president’s birth records. “There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job,” he said. “There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream Americans think it’s a sideshow.”

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