Recently the best current news readings here in the states have mostly been about Donald Trump. He has a love-hate ratio that makes him incredibly popular for people to talk about. Many people love how confident he is. He has swag. He has no problem saying exactly what he feels. However, at times that also seems to be his biggest detriment. He will often speak without thinking first and while that may be an admiral trait for some, in the political realm that policy can come back to haunt you. Things he has said have bothered people from his own party, and many are wondering if there is any way to stop him from spiraling out of control. The reason the media is having a ball with him is because he seems to be extremely sensitive at times and people have found that it’s very easy to “push his buttons.” However, he has earned the right to be the Republican nominee because he won the primaries fair and square. With whatever faults he may have, the people still elected him. If he is truly as damaging as many say he is, does that reflect more on him or more on us? If Hitler were alive today and decided to run for president, should we still support the process if the people choose to elect him? Please keep in mind that I am “not” trying to compare Trump to Hitler by any means, but rather trying to create a hypothetical situation here. The process is designed to reflect the “will of the people.” Trump himself once said that he could probably shoot somebody and still get elected. If that is the case, then is it the candidate himself who is out of control or is it the people who endorse him? Is he wrong or are we wrong? If Trump is popular right now and the people approve of his ways, then why not just let the system play out? From the plagiarizing of his wife’s speech to the big mistake he made criticizing the parents of a war hero, Trump’s campaign at first appears to be a comedy of errors. How can one candidate who claims to be serious about contending for the Presidency conduct a campaign in this manner? Right now he appears to be the “Republicans greatest strength and it’s greatest weakness at the same time.” No matter what you think of him, he is surely “different” and that may be what has gotten him so far. Time will tell if he truly reflects the will of the people or if he manages to self destruct. Either way, he is providing a “plethora of entertainment along the way…” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly with Robin Roberts, anchor with the TV program Good Morning America.