It’s no secret that Donald Trump is the single most polarizing human living in the United States right now. You won’t find a person on the street without an opinion on the Celebrity Apprentice boss-cum-presidential frontrunner. You either love him, hate him, or are terrified of his potential — kind of like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.
This is mainly due to overexposure and click-bait headlines. As I covered in my piece for The Rebel, “For Liberals, Trump Is One Of The Best Options Out There…”, Donald Trump’s comments aren’t that dissimilar from many made by his Republican opponents or even the current Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. The sole difference may be that Trump is milking the votes of the ignorant by portraying himself as a morally worse character than he actually is. Project manager and Survivor winner Richard Hatch recently stated in an interview with podcaster Rob Cesternino that, after having spent a number of years working with the real estate mogul, there is no doubt in his mind that Trump’s stance on Mexican and Muslim immigration is nothing more than a ploy to garner votes from members of the uneducated lower and middle classes who blame their financial woes on undocumented citizens. What’s more, it seems to be working.
Yesterday, conservative magazine The National Review took their stance on the billionaire by publishing an issue simply titled ‘Against Trump.’ Their complains? “The real-estate mogul and reality-TV star has supported abortion, gun control, single-payer health care à la Canada…” Are these supposed to be bad things? (I suppose it depends on who you ask.)
That’s right, Donald Trump is too liberal for them. For that reason, these ‘traditional conservatives’ are absolutely mortified by the possibility of a Trump nomination–let alone presidency. “Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot in behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as the Donald himself.”
Do they not realize that they’ve officially turned themselves into the laughing stock of journalism? (The term ‘journalism’ is used lightly here.) Regardless, their opposition to Trump’s campaign has only managed to strengthen his support base and create a few converts.
It’s rather funny. The left’s incessant, nazi-esque attitude toward political correctness created Donald Trump and the right, with their nuclear family values and vitriol toward social progress, wants nothing to do with him. He’s an outlier in the truest sense of the word. The fact that this man is not only leading, but dominating, polls says something about where our country is headed.
With renegade candidates like Trump and Bernie Sanders making surges in the polls, it’s clear that many Americans have become sick and tired of party lines and career candidates who strive to do little in order to preserve their ineffective terms in office.