Donald Trump’s rise: an abomination of a nation


Gabby Weaver, Reporter

Donald Trump’s nation-wide takeover began the moment his presidential candidacy announcement flashed across American television screens. The Republican Party members’ somewhat shocking eagerness to fall behind Trump’s campaign left the polls dramatically skewed in his favor. The most common inquiry points to the credibility of the presidential hopeful, and if he truly knows what he got himself into by associating with politics. The answer, seen through his interview responses and blatant avoidance of pressing issues: no, he does not.

On September 16, Donald Trump proved his “worthiness” yet again at the second GOP debate. Trump spoke about the issue of the correlation between Autism and vaccinations, seemingly dismissed in 2010 when found that the information lacked viable research.

“I’ve seen it, a beautiful baby, this beautiful baby,” said Trump. “And this [syringe] that looked like it was meant for a horse, not a child! Went to the the doctor and got vaccines, went home and got a fever. The next week, autism. I’m just saying that we need to space out the vaccines over a two or three year period of time, and you will see the difference in autism.”

Dr. Ben Carson termed Trump an “OK doctor” after he ran laps around the question, as opposed to the less entertaining option of answering it directly. The inadequacy inspired a newfound sense of humor in the crowd and surely those watching. Freedom of speech unfortunately allows Trump to run a campaign based on ludicrous ideals as such.

When asked in the GOP debate about Planned Parenthood, Trump said:

“I hate abortion. I hate abortion!”

But he constructed a plan; an elaborate plan that justifies all of this nonsensical talk. Did he not? When asked by a female reporter in an interview with The Wall Street Journal what his plan of action entailed, he said, “I think that people like you are the only ones who care; the journalists, the reporters, the media. I don’t think that my supporters care about my plan because they trust me and they don’t need to see a plan.”

Trump flies through the campaigning process on a whim; in fact, many believe that the aforementioned plan does not exist. With a concrete block office and a penny-pinching campaign budget, Donald Trump’s revoked access to his millions will prove detrimental to the success of his candidacy when his alleged intelligence does not prevail in the long run.

The 2016 presidential hopefuls must keep Donald Trump in their field of vision. Although his lack of political knowledge should hinder his ability to win, America views him with their seeing eye turned. Taxes and Planned Parenthood, among other topics, could possibly face the wrath of Trump and his artillery of ignorance. When the 2016 flood gates open, hopefully the Trump supporters get washed away with the debris.