On October 24th, Republican Senator Jeff Flake surprised the nation by announcing he would not seek re-election in 2018. It was not his announcement however that took people by surprise – it was his speech denouncing the president of the United States. Several times throughout his speech, Flake addressed trump directly, stating his behavior had a “chilling effect on a healthy democracy” (Nilsen). Flake continued,
Many mornings i would wake up to the mouth watering smell of Sancocho, a traditional latin hot stew with chicken, carrots, plantains, corn and potatoes.Loud Bachata would be playing in the kitchen as my mother cooked. The warm,rolled and cascading sounds of the guitar filled the house . “Llora guitarra llora!!” my silly father would say scream off the top of his lungs, enjoying the music as he read the morning paper and family would all laugh at the comment.
South Carolina reveals a three-way Republican race -- with six candidates in it. Pressure will be enormous for all but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to exit before it’s too late for the party to block Trump. What Trump has established himself, though, cannot and should not be ignored. He has mocked, taunted and threatened the party establishment on his way to his undisputed front-runner status. He has called his opponents corrupt, unstable, low-energy liars and losers. Just in the past week, he said President George W. Bush lied about the Iraq War and called Pope Francis “disgraceful” for questioning his faith.
This year the presidential elections will take place at the beginning of November, and there are lots of people wondering how this is going to end. Some candidates for these presidential elections may not have been the best choice for their respective parties, but the one that really shouts, “I should not be here” is Mr. Donald Trump. His personality and actions are not the correct ones for a president because of his temper and comments against other cultures. On the other hand, we have Mrs. Clinton who is a more competent candidate; she has more experience on the field of politics than Mr. Trump who has none at all, which are the reasons why she is a better choice as a candidate and as president of the U.S.
“Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed," Cruz said, as supporters began shouting emotionally "No!" "And so with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign."
Establishment Republicans are not sniggering at Donald Trump’s antics anymore, especially as he threatens to go solo in November if party insiders scheme to deny him the nomination. Echoes of similarly irate conservative Teddy Roosevelt and his “Bull Moose” party sinking the Republican (GOP) national campaign in 1912 get louder every time Trump wins a primary state. After the real estate mogul announced his candidacy in June last year, party leaders contentedly sat back in the peanut gallery ridiculing his naked attempts at demagoguery. Later, they dismissed Trump’s surging poll numbers as an electoral blip sparked by fringe sections of the party base that loathed the GOP’s handling of Congress.
Donald Trump has been endorsed by some prominent political figures. In January, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin openly gave her support for Trump’s campaign. Another surprising endorsement came from former GOP candidate and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. In late February, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, openly gave Trump his presidential bid. Sessions endorsement became a major disadvantage to Ted Cruz. The most controversial endorsement came from former GOP candidate and neurosurgeon Ben Carson on March 11th. Out of all his endorsements, the support from Carson is a huge asset to Trump. According to the Public Policy Polling, Ben Carson was voted the most broadly popular Republican before announcing the suspension of his campaign. Carson has played a vital role in Trump’s campaign by vocalizing the need for the GOP leaders to unite behind Trump if elected the nomination. (The Washington Post). According to Politico, the other major endorsements that have influenced the success of Trump includes former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the President of Liberty University Jerry Falwell, TV personality Willie Robertson, sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio, California representative Duncan Hunter, The National Border Patrol Council, New York representative Chris Collins, NASCAR CEO Brian France, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and The New York Observer Editorial Board. Political scientist
In response to the widely unexpected and controversial election of Donald Trump the University of Maryland’s Government and Politics department hosted a panel to help staff and students understand how this happened. Additionally the panel hosts each spoke of what will happen to our government in terms of foreign and domestic policy. Each panel host had a different perspective on the matter and it made to be a very interesting discussion filled with a diverse set of opinions on how Donald Trump got elected and what it all means going forward. The speakers for the event were Irwin Morris, David Karol, Antoine Banks, Liliana Mason, Stella Rouse, Vadimir Tismaneanu, and Karol Soltan. Though there were many speakers at the event each person had a brief time to speak on the matter at hand and present their own analysis on the election.
Unexpectedly, the front-runner in the Republican presidential race is the one guy that no one expected to be a serious candidate. Donald Trump has leaped ahead of the rest of the Republican field, making friends and enemies alike. Since his controversial announcement speech, polling has put him squarely in the two of popular GOP candidates along with presumed leader Jeb Bush. As startling as this is to many, it is even more alarming to those parts of the GOP who are trying to broaden their appeal and reach out to minorities. Already, many political operatives are doing damage control in the wake of Mr. Trump 's path and others are trying to tie his racist statements into the fabric of the Republican party itself.
In November 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. With a campaign centered around otherization and nationalism, the atmosphere of this election, as well as the attitudes of the citizens of the country, bears similarities to 1930s Nazi Germany. While it may initially seem far-fetched to compare Donald Trump 's election to Adolf Hitler 's rise to power, both campaigns utilize nationalistic, racist sentiment and a fear of the "foreign other" to gain power within the country. Moreover, both campaigns utilize propaganda and the media in their own way to generate hatred and fear to further their own goals. I will argue that these tactics used by Donald Trump has inspired numerous acts of hatred, and that any person who is not a white male has a reason to fear Trump 's presidency.
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld all praised Trump’s selection of Tillerson.
Donald went on to marry a Winter Olympic Czechoslovakian Downhill skier in 1977. Her name was Ivana Zelnicokova Winklmayr. (Barrett, 1992, p. 60) After his marriage, his father agreed to go along with the plans to invade Manhattan. Soon after, there was another controversial matter about the trumps. The Department of Justice alleged that Trump Management Corporation was discriminating against blacks in the rental of apartments. In doing so, the government claimed that the corporation violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (Barrett, 1992, p.78). Donald Trump, now president, denied the charges. He said it was not that he did not rent to blacks, it was the fact that he does not rent to families on welfare. The charges were later dropped (Barrett, 1992, 81)
This caused his views to shift from liberal to conservative. He then spent his time while hosting General Electric to tour the country as a spokesperson for conservatism.
The punditry has been speculating for months about Donald Trump 's ultimate political demise. They first said he wouldn 't run because he would refuse to file the necessary financial disclosures. When he said he would file it, they said he would take advantage of the filing extension. When he filed, they said it would not be long until he left the race. When he disparaged John McCain, they said that would be the last straw. It wasn 't. When he insulted Latinos they said it would bring his numbers down. It didn 't. When he insulted Fox News ' Megyn Kelly, the anchor all Conservatives love, they said his political demise was near. His poll numbers went up.
Recent remarks by Donald Trump are pretty dark. It was easy to shrug off when the celebrity first caught a lead in the primary polls. Media contributors casually called it an early election-cycle phenomena, with references to the Godfather of pizza Herman Cain and his brief rise and hard fall. All the usual caveats about primary battles occurring such a long way from Iowa have been made. Republican strategists brush it aside. “Trump is an entertainer, that gave him high name recognition and an instant following. Eventually, party loyalists will, respectfully, choose a more substantive candidate.”