Is Donald Trump the one to fix the relations between Moscow and Washington? And is Trump the one to ‘bring the U.S. up from its knees’?
In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump said that the U.S. has recently ruined its relations not only with Russia, but with countries all around the world.
“Nobody likes us… we are like a big bully,” Trump said.
The Republican presidential frontrunner noted that he would mend relations U.S. relations with Russia.
“I think that Putin, frankly, is somebody I actually can get along with… You know I had a big event in Moscow about two years ago, I think I had very good relationship with Putin and it’s ridiculous what’s happening,” Trump said, referring to the worse relations between Moscow and Washington since the end of the Cold War.
In early July, Trump said that Russian President Putin is someone “that can be dealt with,” vowing to mend relations between the two countries if he is elected the next U.S. president in 2016.
Trump’s seemingly pro-Russian policy has already triggered a discussion among political analysts whether or not Trump will be the one to bring warmth in the relation between the Kremlin and Washington.
Some American experts believe that Trump would become a yet another U.S. president to be despised by the Russians, others believe that Trump is capable of improving relations with Putin without making the U.S. seem like a weak player. And there are those who believe that Trump will become ‘America’s Putin’.
Donald Trump says what Americans think
In order to succeed in politics, you have to follow certain rules. You have to do your best to be liked by voters and not go against political ‘correctness’. You also have to compromise when necessary.
But then suddenly a candidate like Donald Trump appears in the American political arena, who doesn’t care about all those rules. He has been sporting the same haircut for decades, and expresses his disrespect to his opponents as well as Republican fellow candidates.
Every candidate in the U.S. election – both Republicans and Democrats – have been doing utmost to be liked by Hispanic voters, who will be the ones to swing the presidential election in 2016. Meanwhile, Trump doesn’t hesitate to call Mexican immigrants ‘drug dealers, criminals and rapists’.
Trump threatens to send all illegal migrants home, make Mexico pay for the wall between the U.S. and Mexico as well as cancel the right of acquisition of nationality by birth.
In early summer, Trump picked a verbal fight with Arizona Sen. John McCain, saying that “He’s [McCain] not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
One cannot think of a more ‘inappropriate’ candidate than Trump. He doesn’t even make speeches – it’s always a stream of thoughts comprising of ideas – sometimes crazy, sometimes not so much – to bring the U.S. up from its knees.
The things that Trump says are inappropriate things to say aloud in the U.S., but those things are exactly what most of Americans have on their minds.
Trump is not like Clinton or Obama
Having entered the presidential election race, Trump threw all possible and impossible predictions of political analysts out of the window. And Trump enjoys it – and with all the wealth he has, he can afford it.
Trump is willing to spend several billion dollars on his campaign, he doesn’t hold any fundraising events for his campaign and he most likely will not take money from U.S. Treasury if he gets to that stage.
Anti-government and anti-establishment sentiments have long been growing among Americans. Under the guise of finding an alternative to Washington elite, a ‘guy from Arkansas’ – Bill Clinton – was elected the 42nd President of the United States in 1993.
But it wasn’t long until Americans turned away from Bill Clinton, along with his wife Hilary, who is the Democrat frontrunner in the 2016 election. There have been too many scandals around the Clinton family. Just like now: something is dirty about the Clinton Foundation money, and Hilary’s sensitive email scandal. There are too many reasons for Americans to turn away from Hilary just like they did it with Bill.
Having managed to get re-elected thanks to chaos in GOP ranks in 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama came into power under the guise of changes, too. However, there haven’t been any changes. At least not for the better.
Difference between Trump and others
Trump, on the other hand, is not like others. He can arrive at Iowa State Fair in his personal $7 million helicopter and walk around with his shiny and expensive leather shoes and a silly red cap with the slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ written on it, while it’s ‘appropriate’ to arrive at such events in a simple cowboy shirt, jeans and a modest minivan.
Donald Trump doesn’t care about the rules and ‘appropriate’ behavior. What is the point of hypocrisy and masking yourself as ‘ordinary people’? Voters don’t buy it anymore.
Voters want to see and hear. And Trump doesn’t keep in secret his wealth and passion for golf. He is not ashamed of his brother who died of alcoholism. Besides, farmers’ kids were thrilled to fly around in the helicopter, while adults, having opened their mouths in astonishment, listened to Trump’s ideas on how to make the U.S. greater than China again.