JERSEY EVENING POST: TRUMP: The Dangerous Rhetorician

An article I wrote during the run up to the American elections for the Jersey Evening Post. For PDF format see this link: donaldhillary

IT is not totally beyond the realms of reality that, come 8 November, we could all be living in a world with Donald Trump at the helm of the most powerful nation in the world. Imagine that: an orange-shaded man with peroxide hair calling the shots, whether we like it or not.

However, leaving aside Trump’s hair and Geordie Shore-like skin tone, why else should those taking to the polls look to Hillary Clinton instead?

Without a shadow of a doubt, whether you think Hillary is a scandalous anti-Christ or not, she is by far the more politically competent candidate. Hillary has served as the First Lady to her husband while he was Governor and President. She has also, and most importantly, served as the Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

Trump, on the other hand, has virtually zero experience of political life. He does appear to have a far more colourful CV, however, including not only his vast real estate experience, but also acting roles in, among other things, Sex and the City. Nevertheless, when it comes to choosing between the woman who was instrumental in the demise of Osama bin Laden, or the man who marvelled over the cost of a Big N’ Tasty in a McDonald’s commercial, I know who would get my vote…

Trump has undoubtedly been the more prolific headline grabber, with plans to build his infamous wall and ban 1.7 billion Muslims from entering the US. It is easy to let these barbaric fantasies drag our attention away from Hillary’s more forward-thinking strategies.

Trump’s rhetoric is chiefly founded on paranoia and xenophobia, and thus his campaign focuses not on making America great again, but, as Hillary says, ‘making America hate again’. Trump behaves as if America is the centre of the universe, while Hillary insists that the world is stronger together. She believes that regardless of gender, race, or religion, we are all equal. Hillary’s campaign steers towards a more progressive and open-minded USA. More importantly, she would save America from a dangerous and turbulent future.


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