When I first heard Donald Trump announce he was going to run for President I did what most people did, said “No way! This is a joke! It has to be a scam.”
Since then we have heard more and more ridiculous statements, lies and contradictions of even himself come out of his mouth. Through it all my mind kept saying, “This man can’t possibly want to be POTUS. It has to be a joke.” Still, it kept on going – getting more ridiculous every day.
I am big on believing you go with your gut, and first impressions are usually correct, but I have kept this thought in the back of my mind.
As time went on I simply come to believe the man has such a high ego he just is being buoyed by the adoration he is getting from people who are angry, tired of the status quo, and wanting something different. After all, I am not one to buy into conspiracy theories. I understand that – but my idea of change was not to elect an emotionally unstable person, it is to vote all those out who chose not to do their jobs and obstructed, or chose not to work with Obama or the Democrats over the last eight years. I placed the blame for the slow growth (although there was growth) where it should be – on the Tea Party.
I have been puzzled as to why Donald Trump has so many followers, yet I understand they see Hillary Clinton as just another part of the system that they are so frustrated with. I’ve always given him credit for being a master manipulator – the one true match for P.T. Barnum. He is more of a carnival barker than a leader.
What I haven’t been thinking of too much lately was the fact that I just may have been right at the beginning, when I thought his candidacy was all a scam,and simply a way to get noticed so he could get better ratings. His life revolves around polls and ratings. He admits to this. He is the ultimate showman.
The ONLY logical explanation as to why this man continues to do everything he can to lose votes is because he KNOWS he is not qualified to handle this job, yet he wants to keep his ratings up. He realizes that, although he doesn’t really want the job, he backed himself into a corner and he sees no way out.
Donald Trump can not conceive of having the life that is so constrictive as President of the United States would be – yet taking this position would mean he has to LOSE, and he can’t reconcile his mind to that. If he could he would simply stop working at keeping his ratings up. He does not realize that, instead of making himself more marketable for another television show he has become a laughing stock for his brand.
The election is not over yet, but instead of my working myself into a frenzy at how stupid this man is, and how unenlightened his followers are, I am simply going to ride these next couple of weeks out and watch the game – hoping there is no residual fallout from his supporters, should he lose.
Two things that brought me to the final decision that my initial instincts were right were the talks he has been having about establishing a Trump Network, and an article I read written by Michael Moore. The more I read the article, and about the Network negotiations plan, the more I saw the same thing Moore did – that Trump simply got into a net he was not able to escape from – all to better position himself in the entertainment world.
There is a downfall to this circus, our country is more divided than ever. Our bias and bigotry have been given light, and it can’t be hidden any longer. Where we had thought we had come a long way in the area of race relations, we found we hadn’t gotten very far at all. It was always there just slightly below the surface.
We have allowed fear to rule our lives, and a big, loud-mouthed man, who only cares about himself and his ratings, is looked at as the Messiah of the working class. This is not a label he thought of courting originally, but as long as he was getting the crowds to pitch his sales talk, and he saw his ratings go up, he took advantage of it.
Is it all a scam, and the last year and a half we have wasted bringing our country down to it’s lowest level? Was it all for a television deal?
Our country, and the entire world, deserves better than that.
Donald Trump will not see the mess he has created, or the disrespect he has given the American people by his stunt to get a better brand. Seeing as the world is, he probably will get some kind of television deal down the line. The networks have no problem with sensationalism for ratings, so they probably will respect him.
In the long run, maybe we needed this kick in the ass to wake us up. Let us just hope he has not stirred the pot so much that blood will be shed if he is not elected
Personally, if this is true, and he used our electoral process for personal gain, this is just as much TREASON as anything we have ever seen.
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