At the National Federation of Republican Assemblies’ 2015 conference Trump says he is winning bbecause people are tired of being taken advantage of:
People in this country are smart. We’re tired of being the patsies for everyone. There is a big, big, growing-by-leaps-and-bounds silent majority out there. [The 2016 race] is going to be an election based on competence. I love the Tea Party. You people have not been treated fairly. These are people who work hard and love their country, and then get beat up by the media. It’s disgusting. At least I have a microphone and can fight back…They [politicians] go to Washington and they get weak. They get there and they see these beautiful, vaulted ceilings and they say, ‘Honey, I’ve made it.’ That won’t happen to me, I promise.