Donald Trump, probably most known for his (now defunct) Macy’s Clothing line and NBC’s The Apprentice, has managed to launch countless inflammatory remarks in his quest for the Republican nomination. But despite attacking John McCain, and saying things like, “The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists,” Trump has managed to climb to the top of GOP’s polls.
The way things are going now, he’ll be the Republican candidate for 2016. And it makes me shudder to think that somewhere in America, people are thinking of Donald “You’re Fired” Trump as a serious political candidate.
Maybe I just have a problem with Trump. I can’t imagine having a real estate mogul turned reality star turned President. And, I still blame him for killing the United States Football League and denying us spring football.
But I think the biggest problem I have with Trump’s constant headline presence is what it says about our political system. Instead of looking at political histories, issues and ideas, we’re looking for sound bites, over the top drama and colorful characters. I worry people just want to watch, “The Apprentice: White House”.
Maybe Trump is just trying to hold the GOP hostage by threatening to launch his own campaign and split the vote if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Or maybe he’s actually a serious candidate.