Failure #2: Trump took the wrong side in the Steyn-Mann imbroglio and doesn't seem too interested in preserving the First Amendment. Here's Steyn on the subject:
Trump has now pledged to strengthen the libel laws to favor the plaintiff in suits against the media. So his Tweet siding with Michael E Mann against me does not appear to be an accidental aberration. Thus in November America seems likely to have a choice between two candidates who want to rein in the First Amendment: I didn't see that one coming, although,what with his years of delaying tactics and general obstructionism, evidently Mann did. Judging from responses to Senator Ben Sasse's Twitter feed, principled supporters of free speech are somewhat thin on the ground.I know there are lots of people on the right who adore Trump and think he's the answer to their prayers.
With his jutting chin, braying voice and strong arm tactics, he reminds me of Benito Mussolini--with a bad comb-over.