There’s been a lot of talk about well-known businessman Donald Trump running for president.
There’s the good, the bad and the indifferent – from his views on illegal immigrants to conversations about his abilities and how he’ll interact with our country’s allies if elected.
Trump’s campaign so far has been vulgar and racist.
He’s already labeled people of Mexican decent as “criminals” and has mocked Japanese and Chinese accents, squinting his eyes while making comments.
I don’t agree with his plans to try and end birthright citizenship.
I think whoever is born in the United States should be a citizen because it’s unethical to say you were born here but you’re not a citizen.
Also, Trump wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, but he wants Mexico to pay for the wall.
He said if the country doesn’t, he would hold all assets.
I believe he is playing with the welfare of people and could cause an economic crisis both Mexico and America.
He claims his success in the business world and his connections fit him as a perfect candidate for president.
It’s undeniable Trump has had success in the business world, but it could be argued his success has been built upon decades of work, and it is unclear how many of his skills and connections will transfer over to the beast that is the executive office.
It’s also unclear how much change he could really accomplish in an ideal setting of eight years in the office.
I think if Trump wins the upcoming election in 2016 there’s a good chance he’ll serve the 8-year term.
Even when reviewing his business accolades, there are some points that leave much to be desired.
Though Trump hasn’t physically filed for bankruptcy, many of the business that his name was tied to have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
In 1991 Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City filed for bankruptcy, followed by the Plaza Hotel in 1992, Trump’s Hotels and Casinos in 2004 and the Trump Entrainment Resorts in 2009, according to a Vanity Fair article.
A chapter 11 bankruptcy basically means the business can’t pay people in the immediate future, but is also trying to keep the businesses alive.
I also think Trump has an isolationist approach to foreign economic policies as well.
“I want the enemy to know what I’m doing,” Trump said in an interview with Vanity Fair.
In the same article, he calls President Barack Obama “one of the worst things that’s ever happened to Israel,” and blames him for deteriorating U. S.-Israeli relations.
Trump said Russian-backed separatists are acting aggressively in Ukraine because the United States is “not a respected country and we don’t have respected leadership at this moment,” but says America’s European allies should confront Russia,” according to The New York Times.
I just don’t think it’s our best approach to punch the tiger right in the face.
In conclusion I do think Trump has a very good chance at winning, despite his vulgar ways people like what they’re hearing.