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This is a good illustration of the present state of the US primaries. Yes, Trump really is playing the political game however he feels, as he never has been one to play by the rules. Where previous Republican presidents have either demonstrated the strength to stand on their own in ruling the country (Reagan or Bush 41), or weak enough to be used as a puppet of the party (Bush 43), Trump is sufficiently volatile that he will do as he sees fit, whether it is good for the country or not.
Stephen Colbert made a comment last night on his talk show, “The Late Show”, simplifying the image of the Republican party’s split over Donald Trump. He generalized this by saying that on one side is the hierarchy of the Republican party and those in Washington DC, and on the other side are the voters. The voters are burnt out on the status quo, but rarely do the masses have the depth of understanding that voting in the US rarely has to do with the campaign promises of the candidates. Instead, it is the jockeying of big money donors to leverage their interests in Washington. In the end, with the game being played this way, the 99% will always lose.
As an American, I understand the frustration of voters to want Trump, as someone who will not want to yield to the desire of the Republican establishment. But is Trump really the answer to this country’s needs? He is not even close. There is little doubt that, as he practices nepotism within his business empire, that this will not be translated into his presidency. Has he been successful in business? Yes, but he has had some tremendous failures as well, so much so that he has no qualms about bankruptcy as a strategic safety net within his tool kit. This is cannot be an acceptable option for those considering governance of any major nation. For those who have not seen this clip, John Oliver made the best stand against Trump I have seen, as of yet—
The idea of Donald Trump as the president of the United States is a terrifying idea, and one that I hope to never see. As I am registered with neither party, I am ineligible to vote in the primaries. Nevertheless, aside from any miraculous events, I do know when the general election come around in November, the Republicans will not get my vote.