Pollster: Trump calling Omarosa a 'dog' will not impact voters

Pollster Dan Cox said on Monday that President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE calling former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault NewmanJudge denies Omarosa Manigault Newman request to depose Trump, John Kelly in lawsuit Tanden seeks to defuse GOP tensions over tweets Juan Williams: The GOP's problem with women of color MORE a "dog" will ultimately not impact voters. 

"I think very little," Cox told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "What America's Thinking," when asked whether the remark would impact his standing with the public. 

"His public record on a lot of these issues from you know, his initial campaign speech and announcement where he called Mexicans coming over the border rapists and all of that kind of thing, and that was what launched, propelled his campaign," he continued. 

"So I think for a candidate and a president, he's had an extensive career of sort of walking and treading in these issues [that] many people thought were untouchable. You couldn't go there and survive as a politician, and he does it again and again and again. For us to think that there is a going to be one issue or something that comes out that does him in is kind of a little naive on our parts," he said. 

Cox's comments come as Manigault Newman promotes her new memoir "Unhinged," which details her time in the Trump administration. 

The former White House aide has made a series of claims about the president, saying he is in the midst of a mental decline and that he used the "n-word" during the filming of "The Apprentice," among other accusations.

The president hit back at Manigault Newman, referring to her as "that dog" in a tweet last week, which critics said was a racial slur. 

"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!" Trump said. 

 

 

— Julia Manchester