Donald Trump Is The “Real Deal” Not An Agitator
US presidential candidate Donald Trump is giving many Republicans ‘”heartburn” because very few took him seriously, and now he is a leading presidential contender.
Listening to Mr. Trump as he campaigned across the country over the past week, and hearing the people chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” who filled the halls and ballrooms by the hundreds and sometimes thousands, give us some perspective on his appeal, and on the void he is fills in old line Republican politics.
Mr. Trump is not an agitator, he is the new leader for the restless, conservative-minded voters who think the political process is in need of major change, aka as the ‘silent majority.’
Some are aligned with the Tea Party movement, others are independents or Republicans who are fed up.
Trump supporter say: “He is a real leader,” “He speaks the truth,” “He’s fearless,” “He’s not politically correct,” “He is the Real Deal.”
The Big Q: Can these followers be led?
Mr. Trump puts a sharp edge on the conservative message: that the USA is an exceptional nation run by progressive socialist people who are altering what it means to be a real American.
In Las Vegas, he said, “We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories. We used to be great.”
In Phoenix, he said: “We have stupid leaders. The American dream is dead. But I’m going to make it bigger, better and stronger.” To chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” he vowed: “Don’t worry, we’ll take our country back. Very soon.”
What Donald Trump is telling Americans is, I will take the country back from incompetent leaders and undocumented immigrants, and promise to make America great again.
To reinforce his claims that Mexico is sending its criminals across the border, he is traveling the country with people whose relatives were killed by immigrants who entered the United States illegally. He has them share their stories.
“The illegals come in, and the illegals killed their children,” he said at a news conference in California as he introduced the victims’ family members. One man talked about how his son had been crushed to death under the car of an undocumented immigrant. A woman accused the news media of hiding the nationalities of the people committing crimes like these. “They never tell you what nationality they are,” she said. “Most of them are Mexican.”
Politicians, Republicans and Democrats say Mr. Trump’s attacks on Mexicans looks politically shortsighted, as every month for the next 20 years, 50,000 Hispanics turn 18 and will be eligible to vote. The fact is however that those good people should not want criminals crossing the southern border either.
Donald Trump makes valid points about illegal immigration: a lot of bad people are coming over.
It is noteworthy that some of Mr. Trump’s followers still doubt whether Mr. Obama is citizen, Mr. Trump still reinforces this view.
Mr. Trump is not a race-baiter and has respect for Mexico because, he often says, their leaders are “much sharper, smarter and more cunning” than ours.
The same goes for the Chinese. “I love China, I sell apartments for $10 million, $15 million, $25 million to people from China,” he said in Las Vegas last week.
The large crowds he attracts are people who say they are attracted to Mr. Trump’s candor and his success, there are also many others who are doing their homework before voting.
No one else is as direct as Donald Trump. Yes, John McCain (POW) was feted as a war hero for surviving years in the Hanoi Hilton, that was 50 odd years ago, he has put in his Senate time and he should exit gracefully. We all recall how the vast majority of American’s rejected him as their leader.
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