Say whatever you want about Donald Trump, but there’s one thing you cannot call him — toady or a bootlicker.
The New York billionaire, now politician, not only blows his own trumpet but dances to his own tune.
In an era where political correctness is the norm, it’s certainly refreshing to see someone standing up for something he believes in even if others do not share the same opinion.
“I think the big problem this country has — is being politically correct,” said Trump.
“And I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either,” he added.
Although Trump has been derided in the press as being a buffoon, he still tops the polls and is said by many to be the winner of the first Republican Party debate aired on Fox News recently.
The question now being posed is why is Trump’s message resonating so well with the public?
The truth is Trump has money and lots of it; therefore, he is his own man.
Apart from that, he is the standup man for Republicans pet issues such as immigration, foreign affairs, anti- Washington establishment, as well anti-Obama policies.
Trump says what he means and means what he says. He is not a flip flopper or a weasel, and the vast majority of voters like to see a strong and confident leader.
At the same time, one cannot discount the mileage Trump gets by being a celebrity as well as his renowned strong business brand name.
Trump often boasts of his business experience and is reported as saying, “A number of my competitors for the Republican nomination have no business running for president.”
He also wrote in a 19 July USA Today op-ed. “I do not need to be lectured by any of [Republican contenders] them. Many are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector.”
The fact is Trump is Republicans worst nightmare going into the 2016 election.
In the recently held Republican Party debate, Fox Moderator Bret Baier asked whether anyone would pledge not to run as an independent to raise their hand. Only Trump did.
“I want to win as a Republican, I want to run as the Republican nominee,” Trump told Baier. “I will not make the pledge at this time.”
Many Republicans would have cringed at that answer because any division of this sort is bound to split Republican votes, thus giving the Democrats an easy win in the general election.
That said, many pundits and prognosticators who were busy etching Trump’s political epitaph now seem to be evolving, especially given Trump’s performance in his first political debate and his continued lead among Republicans contenders in the polls.
On the other hand, many continue to berate him with the Republican strategist Rick Wilson in a report, quoted as having said, “The circus is almost over,” and added, “My advice to Trump fans? Don’t be the last clown out of the tent.”
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
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