A Donald Trump presidency
poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead
to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the
United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
My Comment: This blog usually focuses on local or state politics and issues, but I must comment on the Trump phenomena. When Trump first began being mentioned as a candidate, I thought it was a joke. When he started holding rallies, I thought it was a publicity stunt and he would drop out before the first primary. When he began getting on the ballots, I though he would be annihilated in the first caucus and primary contest. Wrong! That shows you how much I know.
I have never been tempted to support Trump. The only time I have warmed to him even a little is when he is attacked by people like President Obama's mentor, American terrorist Bill Ayers, and people like "Reverend" Al Sharpton and film maker Michael Moore and some other liberals who I detest. Also, I have on occasion found his refusal to bow to the gods of political correctness refreshing. When a reporter asked him why he used the term "anchor babies" and said many found the term offensive Trump asked the reporter what term he should use. The reporter proposed “the American-born childs [sic] of undocumented immigrants.” Trump said, “You want me to use that? Okay. I’ll use the word ‘anchor baby.'” I've got to love it. It is refreshing. If the indoctrinators at American universities, the TV chattering class and the mainstream press started referring to drug dealers as "unlicensed pharmacist," soon everyone would be using to term in order not to offend "unlicensed Pharmacist." I am sick of political correctness and letting the left control the language. Because I find Trump's refusal to bow to political correctness refreshing and because I hate many of his enemies however, is not reason enough to make me support Donald Trump.
There are several reasons I oppose Trump. My primary reason all along has been because he is not a conservative. However, after more reflection and reading the Economist article above, my primary reason has shifted and now it is that I fear he would start a trade war and be reckless in foreign affairs. His not being a conservative has fallen to the number two reason I can not support Donald Trump.
At this point, I am not sure what I will do if he is the nominee; I do not think I could vote for him. I think there is little doubt that if he is the nominee Hillary Clinton will be the president. However, since I was so wrong about Trump before, I could be wrong again. There really may be a Trump presidency and I find that a scary thought.