“They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” denounced Trump at a press conference, where he talked about illegal immigration and his candidacy for president in the 2016 race.
Ever since this monumental announcement, Trump has been one of the main talking points in the media cycle almost everyday.
At first, I had mixed feelings about Trump on whether his campaign was going to be just a silly publicity stunt , or if he was running because he actually cared about turning the country around.
The first major issue Trump addressed was illegal immigration, where he proposed his wall at the southern border.
Initially, the whole idea of an actual wall being built seemed unrealistic, but from a strategic standpoint, it was extremely clever because it captured a tremendous amount of media attention away from the crowded field of other Republicans. In other words, it got people talking about Trump and illegal immigration, not the other candidates.
As the months progressed, I began to understand Trump’s message, and he continuously grew as my favorable choice over other candidates in the race.
Aside from being a mogul celebrity TV star, Trump stood out in so many more ways. Most notably, he was the only candidate not funding his campaign by special interests and donors, which control so much of today’s politics; just look at who was funding the other Republican candidates campaign’s, or Wall Street’s favorite, Hillary Clinton.
From Trump’s unorthodox communication skills, to his formidable demeanor, Trump has unquestionably been a breath of fresh air in the growingly mundane political arena.
On the other hand, one of Trump’s major weaknesses has been his unfiltered responses to people that have attacked him.
For example, he told Senator McCain that he “only likes war hero that weren’t captured.”
These comments are certainly part of the reason why other top GOP figures like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush have failed to endorse him to this day.
That being said, this outlandish behavior is the direct reason why so many people support him.
People are sick of traditional politicians smiling and lying directly to the faces of millions, while taking bribes and manipulating the system underneath the table.
What have the orthodox Republican establishment done for the American People, especially in the last two years when they’ve had control of both the House and Senate? It is if both top Republican and Democrat leaders have created an elite group for themselves to do whatever they want in Washington.
What was revealed by ‘Wikileaks’ in the Democratic National Committee’s emails could not offer a more perfect illustration of the problem. In a nutshell, the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s staffers were working together, while mocking Sanders’ heritage and abusing their financial power, so that there was no way he could be the nominee. Put differently, Sanders could have won almost every state and wouldn’t have even had a shot; every American, regardless of political affiliation, should be disappointed and outraged.
You might think Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses; no modern day presidential candidate has even come close to achieving what he has.
Yes, he’s an egomaniac and crude, but at this point, I really don’t care because our politicians have failed us and nobody seems to work well together. Most sitting Republicans are two-faced and we have a rampant illegal immigration problem.
Our country has become chained to political correctness, and our own ruthless enemies across the glove are making fun of us for our weak leadership.
We are becoming a nation of victims, where every person belongs to a special group, and not united like we should be as a collective group of Americans.
Trump may not be a saint, or the candidate that many people originally wanted to be president; he’s the man we need.
Trump has really hyped up his expectations, but as president, I truly believe that he is just too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
Shockingly, if Hillary wins in November, either a Bush or Clinton will have been in the oval office for 24 out of the last 32 years.
I don’t care if I’m just another person supporting the billionaire that’s saying whatever he wants to on a national stage; I’m an ordinary American that wants to give him a shot.
-Peter J. Amirata