With the presidential election right around the corner there are many Americans whom are fearful of who their next president might be. Donald Trump has raised more than a few eyebrows especially with minority groups concerned with the possibility of him winning the election. Having no formidable republican opponent the chances of Donald Trump becoming our nations next president is very real. Should we fear Donald Trump as a leader of our country. Ask most in the Hispanic and African American community and the answer is yes. However, where is this fear stemming from and is it a viable threat to the distinctive multicultural world that is America?
What is clear is that Donald Trump is a master at offending people. No one will argue that he is not the most politically correct person. His reaction to those who challenge him or convey disapproval of his tactics is liken to a spoiled brat who cannot accept the word ‘no.’ Immature-yes- but he may not be the monster that he appears to be. Looking at the other candidates, including Hilary Clinton, what can we really say about his past that warrants such a negative image. Words are powerful, but what is far more powerful are the actions by other politicians that have destroyed and taken lives of the American people.
Let’s look some of the things that Donald Trump has said. He mentioned building a wall along the Mexico boarder to stop the influx of Mexicans into the country. Furthermore, he stated that the Mexico government will pay for it. The idea of building a wall has resonated with many Americans who ‘want their land back.’ The reality is that this will never happen and Donald Trump cognizant of this. He also mentioned that he would ban Muslims from coming into America. Again, the probability implementing this ban is unrealistic. Statements like these serves an undeniable purpose and his supporters are buying it hook, line, and sinker. the purpose is not in the act, but merely in the idea. It is the idea that we are Americans and we need to let others know that they are visitors in our fine country that propels his supporters.
Those who are afraid that the words will become action need to look at other candidates. Their actions speak louder than words. Donald Trump is a loud mouth. He is offensive. But we have yet to see if he is truly a racist. If you look other comments he has made in the past you will see that he is a walking contradiction. So what are we to believe. However, the other candidates have demonstrated who they are. We know that the other candidates are more concerned about the corporations backing them than they are about uniting the people. There is no guess work.
The argument can be made that once or if he is in office he will destroy this country and divide the American people based on race. Unfortunately, we are already a divided country. He cannot do anything that the American people do not allow. If he is racist he is a reflection of the majority of Americans. Yes, Donald Trump has brought out the worst in Americans. Will this lead to him winning the election? There is reason to believe otherwise. Perhaps Donald Trump knows that by being so polarizing he will not win the election in the end. Who will win? The person he has shown support for from the beginning, Hilary Clinton.