*note to anyone in this room who supports Trump… I am not trying to offend you. This is simply a question that I have wondered about ever since Trump started gaining steam*
There are big groups in this world that believe in things that I believe are terrible and awful. There are multiple terrorists groups that believe in killing people if they are not the same religion as them. There are people who think that men deserve more than women. There are even people that think eating their baby is an okay thing. Now, this is not meant to hate on anyone's beliefs, but why people think like they do has always puzzled me. So much that I wish I could speak to infamous people like Hitler, and Osama bin Laden simply to ask them about their beliefs. This year's presidential race has brought some of the most hated candidates in United States history. Hundreds upon thousands of people think this year's race is a joke. Yet, many others strongly believe one of these candidates will bring reform to America.
Donald Trump is a man that puzzles me to no end. Personally, I do not see him as a candidate well suited to run this country. At first I honestly saw him a joke, Trump started with a less than 20% approval rating. But now he is neck in neck with one of the countries most seasoned politicians. Why? Is a question I find that comes to my mind a lot when thinking of Trump supporters. What do you see in him? Now, Trump is not thinking about killing 69% of the world's population. But he does have some pretty interesting ideas, and some a pretty interesting ways of voicing them. Amongst these included calling anyone who tries to question him “ a loser”, personally attacking people on his social media, and in his speeches. Honestly I think he goes about things in a very childish way. So I set out to find out what people see in this presidential candidate? Many people gave many different answers, but these were the ones that stuck out to me the most.
*no names were attached to the quotes
Some like this man, don’t necessarily support Trump, they just don’t like the world- “Like the joker from The Dark Knight, I just want to see the world burn.”
Others look to him because they see leadership skills- “He leads an enormous, diversified organization that is worth billions. This requires leadership. Leadership, by the way, is different from knowledge. When you lead a large organization you set vision, goals and expect results. You do not know every detail of every level of your organization. You can’t. The world is just too complicated. You delegate and empower. You can get information when you need it and the president has no shortage of people ready to educate him on issues.”
One person sees famous reformers in Trump- “Think about John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan inspiring the world with leadership. Think of Babe Ruth, Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Rogers. The American 20th Century was a great one. Now think about the American headlines of today. What do you think of? War? Poverty? Political division? Do we see greatness in America still on a daily basis or even in the movies? The Trump Family is the picture of the American Dream … When Donald Trump says that he wants to make America great again, I believe him.”
So my questions are… What do you think people see in Donald Trump? Are you a Trump supporter? Do you think Donald Trump could get the jobs he says he's going to get done, done? Do you see greatness when I see failure?
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