As you all know by the overzealous social media and television coverage, we are amidst a presidential election year. While many individuals are concerned for the nation’s future in the hands of some of candidates, there is one Republican who has garnered more attention than most. I’m certainly not promising him my vote, but Donald Trump, an entrepreneur with little political experience, could quite possibly be the best candidate for the presidency. Now before you all begin to question my morals and sanity, I’d like to offer my reasoning behind this conclusion.
Firstly, Mr. Trump is surely an opinionated gentleman who isn’t afraid to voice his stances on very controversial issues, such as immigration. While we, as the United States of America, have been made countless empty promises president after president, Donald Trump is not fabricating stories of what the voters want to hear. While some of his opinions on women and certain cultures have been horribly discriminatory, I have to at least admire him for choosing to be honest. In a nation full of corrupt politicians who simply lie, cheat and slyly finagle their way into office, Mr. Trump is outwardly honest, yet slightly obnoxious at times, concerning his political agenda.
Secondly, Donald Trump is a wild card. I think we can all agree this man is not a traditional politician by the policy reforms he has suggested, and the extremely racy campaign he has been running. I’m going to be completely open and relay that I’m concerned for the nations immigrants if Donald Trump becomes elected, as I’m sure most voters are. While this is a very large negative for his campaign, imagine what other nations not so friendly with the United States are thinking about Mr. Trump. If citizens in his own nation are a little frightened of his erratic and unpredictable nature, then imagine the fear terrorist organizations targeting the United States, such as ISIS, are feeling. While he has sexist and racist views of society, he is most definitely capable of creating large scale fear among terrorists with his completely unpredictable and often times excessive solutions to security problems.
Third, since political elections began, candidates have relied on donors to fund their campaigns. So why would a cooperation, or highly influential citizen, want to funnel their funds into getting their favorite candidate elected? Simple: personal interest. When given funds for a campaign, an official usually agrees to support certain objectives and destroy others. Well, that exchange of money for “support” is hardly ever in the best interest of the common citizen. Donald Trump is not relying on donors to fund his campaign; therefore he is only promoting the interests that truly appeal to him. While I agree that some of his views and stances are outrageously unfair, once again at least he is being honest regarding his intentions.
I’d like to address one last point that I feel is often brought up in political debates between voters, without their understanding of the stories entirety. Yes, I am fully aware that Mr. trump has filed for bankruptcy many times; but this leads me to believe he is extremely intelligent. He has said time and time again on the podium that he will take full advantage of the American system to assist his businesses in thriving. So, yes, he will file bankruptcy when a company is going under, it’s obviously not illegal. Then after preparing a better business plan, he buys the company back from the creditors for pennies on the dollar, pulls himself up by the bootstraps and reinvents a more successful business. Sounds rather smart to me, and of course every thing about this process is legal. If individuals aren’t fond of the nature of Mr. Trump’s business practices, then it’s time for a reform in the legality of the American system. Donald trump is only utilizing its current full potential to maximize his profits, which there is absolutely nothing wrong with. So while yes, he has filed for bankruptcy, Mr. Trump is still one of the greatest entrepreneurs in my book. Donald Trump has certainly not won me over for a vote just yet, but I am sick of hearing him completely trashed, because he does have some redeemable qualities for a presidential candidate.