Man, I love politics. Seriously, I do. What is there not to love?
Think about it. No. Think about this: Two of the most loathsome, despicable, ghastly candidates, that could ever be found crawling under some rock, are favoured to run for President of the United States.
I’m talking Trump and Clinton of course. Should we be afraid? My word we should. Make that very afraid.
Who is the ‘we’? Why, the whole world silly.
Here is a small disclaimer. I’m not going to waste valuable time, space and oxygen talking about Clinton. If you want to know about Clinton, then I not so humbly suggest you buy my book called Cover Up and read the chapter on the death of U.S. Secretary for Commerce Ron Brown.
No, the guy I want to talk about here today is Donald Trump. You Americans are so funny. Only you could come up with someone like Donald Trump. He’s like some fictional parody from Saturday Night Live. Accept he’s neither fiction nor a parody. He’s real. The real deal is what you call it.
Absolutely love the bouffant hair and the fake tan. Seriously (I am saying that a lot) the guy is orange for crying out loud. How could you vote for someone orange? Great. Now I’m beginning to sound like a racist.
Speaking of race. Trump wants to build a giant fence to keep the Mexicans out of the United States.
Well, I guess it could work. Israel built one to keep out the Palestinians.
My question is this: who’s going to pay for this great idea?
Why Mexico.Who else? No way Jose I hear you say? No worries. Trump has a plan for that as well. Jack up all tariffs on Mexican goods until Mexico plays ball and pays for the wall.
And while they are at it, those pesky Mexicans should stop sending rapists and criminals across the border. Trump’s also promised to shut down Mosques, create a database on Muslims and round up the children of illegal immigrants.
Seriously (there I said it again) this bloke thinks a fellow Republican, Senator John McCain, isn’t a war hero because he got captured.
Wait. It gets worse.
Trump still does not believe that the current American President was born in the United States.
Anyway, I don’t really care what Donald Trump has to say. What interests me are the Trump supporters. What are they saying? Now, I for one, really care and want to hear what they have to say. I’m sure that some of them represent the lowest common denominator going, but not all of them are ignorant, uneducated and inarticulate.
A great many of them are completely mainstream but they’ve been well and truly trumped by bellicose rhetoric. Here’s what some of them have said when asked why they support Donald Trump: ‘He’s a billionaire, a celebrity and a proven winner. A man not beholden to the influences nor the interests of the political establishment.’
A political establishment, I might add, many Americans believe has abandoned them.
These Trump supporters view his lack of experience in politics not as a flaw but as an asset. Even his most outlandish and controversial statements didn’t change their minds.
In fact the exact opposite.
They see those statements as evidence that he won’t back down in the face of adversity. Trump’s opinions are his own and not carefully crafted by some spin doctor handler. Opinions that will NOT be conveniently abandoned once he gets elected.
On that last point, I am not so sure. Trump is pretty good at saying what he means but what about really meaning what he says? It remains to be seen. The man is an unguided missile. It’s the Forest Gump, no make that Trump, box of chocolates, come to life.
Could he be elected President? Damn right he could.
There is a precedent.
Remember that B grade Hollywood actor, who occupied the White House not so long ago? And some Americans still speak in hushed tones about Ronald Reagan and what a great President he was. If Ronnie Reagan can get to be President, then a Donald Trump can certainly triumph.
You Americans are guilty of a grievous sin. I blame you. It’s your fault because you never took Donald Trump seriously. The Republican Party never took him seriously. And now that they have it’s too late for those Republicans, who aren’t on the Donald Trump bandwagon, to stop him. He’s turned into a runaway juggernaut. Unfortunately, the world must face the possibility that this lunatic may become the leader of one of the most powerful nations on earth.
All I’ve got to say is GOD HELP US ALL.