US Presidential Election
Trump vs Hillary: What do I presume?
It has been a while since I wrote my column on the United States Presidential election for NTV Online. Actually, I was following up the proceedings and nothing substantial was there to write about. It was the same antics of Donald Trump to grab media attentions: his derogatory comments on African American population, his hateful comments on immigration and Muslims were nothing new, but his reiteration with much convictions proves the fact that he is now back as the real Donald Trump: eager to secure the vote of his loyal fan base: white voters.
A few weeks ago, some journalists were saying that Donald Trump ‘softened’ his position on immigration. His visit last week to Mexico also backed up this claim. But, as soon as he came back from Mexico, he took a complete U-turn and exposed his true color — which is nothing but a hate speech. He was supposed to present his plan on immigration at his Arizona speech, but what he delivered was nothing but hate, hate and hate. Now, it is clear to everyone, Trump does not really care whether he is losing support from immigrants or the African-Americans. He is more concerned to secure his number among the white populations.
America still is a white dominated country, and race-culture issues are much talked about issues these days. Majority of whites believe that their country is in danger. Obama administration failed miserably to protect the whites. And, they believe they can ‘take back’ their country if Trump goes to the White House.
Hillary was much ahead in most of the national polls just a few weeks ago; the probable reasons might be Trump’s stupid comments, which apparently isolated him even among his loyal fan base to some extent. That scenario has changed now. Hillary’s email scandal has made her a liar among most of the Americans. Her statement to FBI made the matter worse, she said most of the times, ‘I don’t remember’ in order to dodge the questions. She is in a credibility crisis at the moment and Trump has all the chance to cash on this.
Trump’s hateful remarks made him a villain among many Americans but many Americans also do believe that this multi billionaire businessman speaks his mind and if voted to power, he will put America first. His policy and hateful remarks have isolated him among many sections of the voters and there are no two opinions on this, however Hillary’s credibility loss and ‘dishonesty’ angered many voters.
At this point Trump and Hillary both are neck to neck but the main battle for white house will begin later this month when these two candidates fight each other at the debate stage. Many American’s decide their next president based on the performance at the debate. So, we have to keep our fingers crossed and wait until all the three debates are over. Before that, whatever you or I presume bears no significance whatsoever!