Donald Trump is one of the two leading figures hoping to be heading towards Capitol Hill. But does he really have what it takes in American politics?
When I first heard of Donald Trump contesting for a Republican nomination, I could not believe what I was hearing! Is this the same television figure and businessman who had previously moved crowds with the Trump Tower, the Trump Taj Mahal and golf courses that is now publicly yearning for a stint in politics? Over time, that is just what the thought ironed itself out to be….Donald Trump, is indeed, a Republican candidate who comes with his own sets of political priorities. Trump is against the notion of bureaucracy controlling education, all for legal immigration but is all against abortion, and he is also anti-ISIS. The leading Republican candidate has virtually wiped out all but one important GOP nomination contender, Ted Cruz, and politically Cruz is not in for a safe win at all because he is barely half in the popularity stakes against Trump. Trump is riding high enough on his pro-tax ideas, anti-Obamacare attitude, pro-employment and pro-nuclear-energy stance and pro-peace beliefs for Israel and it’s border nations. But I have to remark there about his ideas with this that his arguments sometimes, despite its plus points can be so pressingly-flawed.
Hillary Clinton is his strongest Democratic rival and it’s understandable, for her point of views in the campaign race. She is leading in the double digits, in comparison to Trump and the two are polar opposites in American politics: Clinton is pro-abortion, pro-guns, as well as all for responsible gun ownership, pro-peace for the Middle East, pro-tax-increase for the affluent, pro-tax-relief for the middle classes in America, supportive of good healthcare provisions, national solar power and ‘green’ credentials, and police reforms for the safety of American towns, pro-employment and she has even gone so far as to promise to make college more affordable. Trump, by all means, keeps moving from one end of the debate to the other, for various crucial topics. He wants to, for example, limit crime committed by immigrants and wants to turn them away from the United States, even if they come back and this is then furthered by his hard opinion of Mexico doing very little about its local crime moving house to within the borders of the United States. Imagine the catastrophe that would befall for foreign policy, if we all shared divisive thoughts along those lines: the American industrialist actually wants President Assad and IS extremists to tear each other apart constantly, rather than hold the Syrian government to account for local atrocities and engage in talks to push for peace in Syria.
Intervention by US troops in Syria cannot simply be looked upon as an invasion by US troops in Syria; the intervention is meant to help Syria reach a peaceful resolution of the very lengthy national conflict. Trump does make good points when he takes a hardline approach towards defence funding for rich nations, stating that he is completely against misuse of American national wealth. He is also really good in defining the Iraq war as a negative war because indeed it was a war fought in total ignorance. However, Trump definitely needs to convince more about why his atypical Republican point of views over foreign policy can be a game changer. It is important to note that, Donald Trump is a candidate who is pro-life but why does he want to snatch away the rights of mothers there over pregnancy? Americans, I believe, should be given the opportunity to safeguard their homes with gun-ownership as Trump highlighted recently but what about those shooting incidents reported, where a madman was loose with a gun? Can a greater amount of surveillance as proposed by Trump really solve that? Is police-reform in America what is needed for it?
There is nothing conclusive about his thoughts over those important issues at all but meanwhile, we must content ourselves with Trump picking on the environment, stressing the importance of fixing administration for veterans and American freedom over energy, voicing support for reserving waterboarding for criminals, more American debt, more national recession and more corporate benefits, going all for the termination of government-run medical programs and tiptoeing around the subject of corporate tax. Donald Trump has certainly run a campaign with numerous potholes there, which is why it would be such a challenge for him to become the next President of the United States of America. I know, he believes in the positive necessity of higher education and revitalising Silicon Valley’s national manufacturing activities, alongside its global domination of technology, but it’s simply not enough, given Trump’s campaign points.