As Donald Trump’s campaign to become President descends into chaos, it would make sense for him to quit whilst he’s still ahead
On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that he is to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America at a showy press conference at Trump Tower. He plainly did not anticipate the backlash that would occur as a result.
After being introduced in an impressive fashion by his daughter Ivanka, ‘The Donald’ took to the podium and spoke at length about his views on American politics and what he would do as President.
Some of his most ridiculous lines numbered:
“When did we last beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists”.
“… I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created”.
“… I like China… I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China”.
“… I don’t need anybody’s money. It’s nice. I’m really rich”.
“… I like Saudis… There are many of them in this building”.
“… I would build a Great Wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump”.
Trump concluded by stating: “The American dream is dead, but if I get elected President I will bring it back bigger and better” but what he didn’t plan for was that an email would be leaked that supposedly reveals that many of those cheering him on were paid $50 each to be present and that Neill Young – whose music was used to accompany the announcement – would put out a statement to disassociate himself from it. Of Trump’s choice of music, Young’s management commented:
“Donald Trump was not authorised to use Rockin’ in the Free World in his announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America”.
Now, in the wake of the tragic massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump’s woes got worse after it was suggested that speeches like his could “trigger” such events by Hillary Clinton. In an interview with Jon Ralston on Ralston Live, Clinton did not name Trump specifically but remarked:
“We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, hatred, prejudice… Public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger someone who is less than stable”.
“I think we have to speak out against it. Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable”.
On Friday, Trump responded by commenting:
“Mr Trump believes that Hillary Clinton has lost all credibility when she blames him for the horrible incident in South Carolina”.
“[He] believes that Hillary Clinton does not have any credibility when she blames words for violence. This is the same politician who lied to the world after she failed to take proper steps to secure the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and falsely blamed the radical Islamic attack on a YouTube video. This is the same person who illegally deleted her emails after getting a subpoena from the U.S. Congress”.
“It is totally inappropriate for Mrs Clinton to exploit this terrible tragedy and use it as an opportunity to attack Donald Trump. She must be nervous about something”.
Despite being an undoubtedly great showman and a tremendously successful businessman, Donald Trump has not had his finest hour. He would do well to quit politics whilst he’s still ahead to return to the world of lightweight fluff television as, after all, his mammoth ego isn’t going to cope well with voters yelling: “You’re fired!” his way.
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