After the shocking result of Donald Trump winning the recent American presidential election I decided to take it upon myself to see what the nation of America saw in this man and why they believed it to be a good decision to elect him as the leader of their country.
Mr. Donald Trump was born in New York in 1946. His father owned his own real estate business where Trump worked part-time whilst he was completing his bachelor degree in economics. Trump finished his degree and was given control of his fathers business. Within 10 years of taking over this company he had transformed it and vastly expanded from middle-class rental housing in the New York City to ventures such as the ‘Trump Tower’, ‘The Plaza Hotel’ and the ‘Taj Mahal Casino’ in Atlantic city. All seemed to be going well for trump as he transformed his fathers business and was beginning to make a debut on film and on television series such as ‘The Apprentice’, he even made an appearance on wrestlemania ‘Battle of the Billionaires’. Trump became a household name as he started to get the reputation on jack of all trades with an outlandish character who seemed to have no filter when publicly speaking.
Trumps success took a turn for the worst as he filed for bankruptcy 6 times between 1991 and 2009 on his properties as a result of over-leveraged hotel and casino businesses in Atlantic City and New York
Trump Taj Mahal (1991)
Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino(1992)
Plaza Hotel (1992)
Trump Castle Hotel and Casino (1992)
Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (2004)
Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009)
All though Trump never filed for personal bankruptcy be has been quoted to say ‘I do play with the bankruptcy laws – they’re very good for me’ by Newsweek in 2011. This is all well and good when hes gambling with his own fortune but what about when it come to the American nation i believe that there’s a lot more risks involved and a lot more lives in jeopardy.
This lead me to investigate what motivated the people of America to vote for this irrational business man with a lack of political experience over Hilary Clinton who has been involved in office since 1993 when her husband was elected as president and she fulfilled the roll of first lady. The conclusion i have reached is his vocal opinions on social media.
Its amazing how much campaigning Trump has done through the medium of social media. He has 15 million followers on twitter and 14,629,080 people like his page on Facebook. He has received this recognition through having a reputation of tweeting outrageous statements. For example:
“Our weak President, that kisses everybody’s ass, is in more wars than I have ever seen. Now he’s in Libya, he’s in Afghanistan, he’s in Iraq. Nobody respects us.”
“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America”
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.”
“There is something on that birth certificate — maybe religion, maybe it says he’s a Muslim, I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or, he may not have one.”
His extraordinary use of social media really caught the world attention as he campaigned like we’ve never seen before. Of course we’ve all heard of dirty politics but Donald trump took this to new level as she slated his competition and ridiculed his current president, Obama. Donald has achieved to harness American politics on social media like the world have never seem before. One can only presume that this will have a ripple effect on other politicians in the future running for any form of office, not only in America but all over the world.
I believe the American people were looking for a change in the political status, someone who doesn’t govern in the conventional way and will stand up for what they believe in whether it be seen as politically correct or not. Donald trump purveys himself this way by connecting to a wide scope of people using the medium of twitter, instagram, facebook, vine and even snapchat. These are social media platforms that are used by millions for people everyday so Donald Trump preforms to a wide audience,and we attentively wait to see what outlandish controversy will he cause next.