COMMENTARY

Trump The Outsider — Pundits Cry Show Us Your Income Tax Returns!

Call him a buffoon, bully, birther leader, loud-mouthed, exploiter in chief, but there is one thing one is unable to call Donald Trump — weak.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

He plays the media like a football, takes away the leadership of the Republican Party like candy from a baby, and keeps sections of the electorate in ecstasies like any movie or rock star.

He has truly become the trump card of a guy for the Republican Party and at the rate, he is going may very well take over from a president whom he has little or no regards for as a political leader.

Trump’s missteps and gaffes have had no debilitating impact or negative effect on his campaign.

In fact, Trump declared on the campaign trail, “I could shoot someone in the middle of Times Square and they would still vote for me…”

In biblical times, it would be uttered in awe by the people, what manner of man is this.

Today, the utterances in terms of political rhetoric are — Trump is no ordinary candidate.

He commands the attention of leaders around the world and was the only person to force a sitting president in office — President Obama— to obey his call to reveal his long-form birth certificate.

And, today, he brags about it thus, “I’m very proud of myself,” adding, “I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish.”

Now, Trump has defied the call from all and sundry to reveal his income tax returns and moreover, seems to dare anyone to get him to do so.

The truth is Trump is now the only major-party candidate since 1976 not to release his income tax returns.

His poll numbers, however, seem to suggest that the electorate doesn’t care a damn about Trump’s income tax return and Trump continues to play the media on the question of show us your income tax return.

There is no question that Trump has defied political gravity in all the various spheres of election campaigning and regardless of the outcome of the general election, the check mark to be placed against his name must be, he came, he saw, and he conquered.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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