Monday, August 24, 2015

The Curious Case of Donald Trump

        If you've watched the news lately, you've probably have seen a lot of this man.
        This man is none other than Donald Trump, real-estate developer, billionaire, and GOP presidential candidate. He's making a lot of noise in the GOP field, much to the chagrin of Democrats, the GOP establishment, and the news media. With the perfect storm of Hillary Clinton taking a huge hit in the polls and Donald Trump's meteoric rise in the polls, it's now become a viable vision that Trump becomes not only the GOP candidate, but that he becomes President of the United States. 
        The reason for Trump's uprising is a simple reason. As Ohio Governor John Kasich said, "He's hit a nerve in this country." His main focus of his campaign so far has been on immigration. Donald Trump has established that he wants to build a wall around the U.S.-Mexico border. Not only that, but he wants Mexico to pay for the wall. He's also stated that he wants to repeal the 14th amendment and end birthright citizenship. Other issues that he's talked about is bringing back jobs to the United States that China (and other countries) keep taking. He also wants to make sure that China doesn't cheat and would appoint Carl Ichan to oversee any trade deal made. He's even said that "he'd hit ISIS so hard, it'd make your head spin." Some of these issues have resonated with particular voters while it has turned off the other voters or left them confused.
        Aside from stating his political intentions if he's in the Oval Office, Trump has also bashed the hell out of ex-Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. From calling him "weak" to saying that he "has no energy", Trump has not shied away from his attacks on Bush. He's also taken aim at other candidates like Carly Fiorina:

        He's also taken shots at Bernie Sanders and the incident involving the #BlackLivesMatter protestors in Seattle.

        And then there's this memorable moment at the GOP debate:

        As grandiose and egotistical of a candidate as Trump can be, there's no denying that he's had success with his campaign (at least so far). A new Reuters poll shows Trump polling at 32%, making him the front runner of the GOP field. So if Trump does win the GOP nomination or even the White House, I'd like for him to do us all a favor(?). I want him to play this at his inauguration or at the GOP convention:

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