If you have not heard about Donald Trump and his diatribe with other Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in America’s politics, then you must be living in another planet. The real estate mogul, who is well known for his boss role in popular NBC reality show “The Apprentice”, has invaded the America political landscape with the brash attitude of a zero sum entrepreneur, which he is known for.
His political affiliations have over the year switched from Democrats to Republican intermittently and he also had a short stint with Reform party between 1991 to 2001. Though, Trump made immense contribution to both the Democrats and Republican Party. He was once considered as a running mate to George W. Bush on the Republican Party’s 1988 presidential ticket but lost out Dan Quayle.
On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the President of the United State at the Trump Tower in New city, with the thrust of his mandate centered on illegal immigration, off shoring of American jobs, addressing the US National debt and Islamic terrorism, the theme of his campaign ”Make America Great Again”. Rather than his theme and manifesto attracting attention to Trump, it is his tantrums and his “no-hold-bar” sparring session with presidential nominees and perceived anti-Trump proponents making the news.
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Politico has described Trump’s positions on national issues as “eclectic, improvisational and often contradictory.” while Mitt Romney called “phony and fraud”, Chinese entrepreneurs tagged him, a travesty to America’s democracy due to his stance on reducing jobs for immigrants and ploughing back jobs for Americans and a large population of anti-Trump protagonists tagged him a joker and a flash in a pan that will subdue with time. His public perception is more of “love to hate” soap opera with Trump, the main act villain.
The Trump tsunami have emerged, defiled all odds and a reality check to spectators and participants, he hold the highest number of delegates, 736 followed by Ted Cruz, 463 delegates and Kasich, 143 delegate with 943 delegates up for grab and 1,237 delegates needed for grab the Republican presidential nominee ticket. Trump is closest with the end in sight. Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, caveat to doubters.
Written by Dosunmu Moshood
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