Can one of my American friends explain Donald Trump’s appeal to me? From an outsider looking in, the man has ZERO political experience and is viewed as a bigot, a racist, and an all-around joke by the rest of the world. And no, I don’t normally get political AT ALL on this blog, but it’s gotten to the point where it looks like Trump has a legitimate opportunity to be the leader of the most powerful country in the free world…and that has the rest of the world very scared.
I’m not going to throw insults and talk about the man’s hair. I mean, that’s just silly. And he’s not dumb, either. He’s an extremely intelligent man who has done incredible things in the business world. So let’s say he does get elected by the American people…I will assume that the first thing he’ll do is tackle the economy. So yes, he may do very good things for the American economy over the course of four years. I find it hard to believe, but it’s very possible. But after he creates jobs and gets people back to work..then what?
I’m not saying that you need to be a career politician in order to be a great leader. Current U.S. president Barack Obama and current Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were not in politics long enough to be career politicians, but they brought a blend of experience, intelligence, and charisma that was not only viewed in a positive and relatable way by their own people, but also viewed in a positive light by the other leaders of the world.
Other than using his lawyers to find loopholes to benefit his multiple real estate projects, what has Trump done in the world of politics to prove that he’s even qualified to be president? He has no real experience with foreign policy, education, health care, or any other important topic that every single leader needs to have in order to run an entire country. Sure, he can surround himself with very intelligent people who can make very intelligent decisions, but at the end of the day he’s the one who has to make the final call on those decisions and talk the talk…and I find it difficult to believe that taking a crash-course on being president over the course of the past two or three years will be enough for him once the inauguration process is complete.
I just don’t understand. “Make America Great Again” is a good slogan and all, but if you don’t have any legitimate, concrete ideas on how to actually DO that…it’s just a slogan.
It’s just like his boasts about building a wall along the U.S./Mexico border that he will get Mexico to pay for. It was an absolutely ridiculous soundbite at first that turned into a legitimate campaign promise…and you have to wonder about the intelligence of a man who things this is a realistic idea. It’s gotten to the point where his biggest campaign promise is being torn to shreds by comedy programs who can easily pinpoint the flaws in his idea and the constant flip-flopping Trump has done on the actual costs of the project.
And just for a second, again…as an outsider looking in…let’s look at the reason and rationale for “the wall” to begin with. He wants to stop illegal immigrants for pouring over the borders from Mexico into the United States. He claims that he’s all about legal immigration, but Mexicans are “…bringing drugs (and) bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.“
That quote ALONE should be enough to cause serious concerns to the American people. Unfortunately, #MURICA not only loves him, but thinks his racist views are right.
Add to that his actual quote of saying, “I think Islam hates us” and you can see just how narrow his mindset is. Terrorists may hate the United States, but it’s ridiculous to assume that an entire religion hates them. It’s ridiculous AND it’s dangerous.
Trump came out and claimed that “thousands of Muslims were cheering” when the World Trade Center buildings came crashing down during 9/11. That claim has since been debunked, but the quote is still out there for #MURICA to hear and believe and turn into a reason to rally for Trump.
And that’s the thing…Trump supporters only hear his soundbites, not the truth that comes out after the fact. And don’t think for a second that he doesn’t know this. He is actually quoted as saying, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
And THIS is the man that could be the most powerful leader in the free world??
And it’s not just the Latino or Muslim community that he offends/alienates…
Trump claims to be someone who can bring people together, but his words and his actions tell an entirely different story. He is a bully and a person who lives to insult others. How can people look up to a man like that? How can people want to vote for a man like that? Has #MURICA’s self-confidence fallen so far that they don’t mind being bullied into voting for this man?
Hillary Clinton is “crooked”. Bernie Sanders is “crazy”. He has no problem insulting people who don’t agree with him, yet his followers find it amusing. If this happened in elementary school, he’d be sent to the principal’s office. So why is this type of behavior encouraged by the #MURICA masses?
I’m Canadian, but this whole thing bothers me because when America makes bad decisions, it reflects poorly on the rest of the free world by association. And because I’m on the outside looking in, I’m having an extremely difficult time trying to figure out how the elections got to this in the first place (it’s not like Hillary Clinton is a fantastic Democratic choice, either). I mean, is there NOBODY in either party qualified enough to run for president that has experience, intelligence, and charisma? At least Bernie Sanders is putting up a fight against Hillary, but how old is this man? Isn’t it fair to say that he might be a LITTLE out of touch at this point in his life?
I’m legitimately wanting to know what Trump brings to the table. I don’t mean catchphrases or sound bites, but actual policies. And not just with economics or immigration, either. And I don’t need a link to his website…I want to know if people who support him actually know what they’re supporting.
I think this tweet might just summarize everything the rest of the world is feeling right now…