Has the election been ‘Trumped?’

Has the election been Trumped? Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com.

Has the election been “Trumped?” Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com.

Mary Talarico, Assistant Views Editor

The race for President of the USA is heating up, in part because of none other than Donald Trump. It seems as though people don’t hear much about the other candidates because Trump is stealing the show. Some people love him because he says things without thinking of the consequences; some people hate him because he says things without thinking of the consequences.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Donald Trump stated very clearly, “When all of these candidates accept all of this money, they are puppets, nobody played the game better than me, but they’re all puppets especially if they are not finished with their careers they are going to run again, because they want this money coming in the next time, they are all puppets. So with me, one of the things that I think one of the reasons I’m doing so well in the polls, is the fact that I’m definitely not a puppet.” One thing is for sure – he does not present himself as a puppet.

In a video interview with Fox News in 2014, he said, “This country can be made great, it’s not great right now, people laugh at us.” It’s really straightforward to say that the country you are supporting and want to be in charge of “not great.” That’s what people love about Donald Trump; he gets straight to the point, he doesn’t care if he looks bad or good, and he just wants to say what he thinks, not to mention what a lot of people want to hear. That might be the main reason why his approval ratings are rising. “He [Donald Trump] is now sitting marginally negative 40 percent/41 percent favorable/unfavorable split,” according to the Washington Post.

When talking about the topic of Mexican immigrants, he called them rapists and said that only some of them were good people. In light of this, two of his supporters recently assaulted a Mexican homeless man by beating him with a metal pipe and urinating on him, one of them saying, “All of these illegals need to be deported.” In response to this, Donald Trump stated, “I will say, the people who are following me are very passionate, they love this country, they want this country to be great again,” according to CNN. That sounds as if he’s fine with the actions of these men, although he did later tweet, “Boston incident is terrible. We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never condone violence.”

Donald Trump is going to be all over your social media because he makes waves and uses his popularity to get his opinion out. He’s a growing threat to people who don’t like him, partly because of his sometimes controversial comments. Trump uses his voice to say stuff that many people want to hear, and he claims he wants to make this country better no matter what the price is. To be completely honest, whether people love or hate Donald Trump, he’s under everyone’s skin.