What factors are making Donald Trump THE MOST HATED, DETESTED presidential candidate?
It seems that Donald Trump is the most controversial presidential candidate ever. He isn't bought by the powers that be- he seems to be his own person. Not only Democrats are threatened by him but also his "fellow" Republicans. It seems that the political establishment want to destroy him in one way or another.
Honestly, I think that is the easy question, ha! The hard one is... What factors are causing Donald Trump to be loved and revered by a loud, select few people? Thank God, the majority of conservatives/liberals are not so enamored with his rhetoric. I am beginning to see a weird mix of both in his supporters. I'm not sure if that makes things scarier; or is an indicator that we CAN all get along - if we can just get past this silly election without killing each other.
Speaking as a Republican voter for 28 years, he is a bad candidate:
1. This week revealed his weaknesses. His inability to provide a cogent analysis of both social policy and defense issues in the age of terrorism is troubling. He got tripped up by Chris Matthews. You can blame the "media" for going after him, but that's part of the job.
2. Women's vote: Gone. Despite some vocal pro-life women in the movement, the majority of women in this country, particularly under the age of 50, are pro-choice. That comment w/Matthews will haunt him. And the non-white vote is not there either (goes w/o saying).
3. Foreign & Defense Policy - His anti-NATO comments are ridiculous. The alliance has stabilized the situation w/Russia since the Crimea debacle by deploying in Poland and the Baltic States. The U.S. has to lead. That is a fact. We are the ones who set the agenda. A clear and consistent message is vital.
Bottom Line - Larry Sabato's latest general election analysis has Hillary getting almost 320+ in the electoral college against Trump. He is one of the best analysts in the business. Trump reminds me of the guy you meet at the blackjack table who claims he "knows how to beat the house." But in the end, he ends up at the bar alone and broke.
To Democrats, he is terrifying because he is a nationalist and pro-worker versus pro-business, so he is tapping into the working class anger of people who lost jobs to illegal immigrants, HB-1 visas in the tech field and rust belt that lost jobs to factories moved to China - a MASSIVE number of people.
To Republicans, he represents the disaffected base, the Tea Party and Evangelicals, which the elite dominated by "do what is good for big businesses" made many promises and promptly ignored.
To the Republican elite, it is more terrifying to lose control of the base than to lose yet another election to a Democrat.
He is the litmus test for the incompetent, unaccomplished, and crooked politicians. They are afraid that he will vet them out as the failed politicians that they are.
So to distract him from vetting them, they created a slam campaign. The democrats are afraid to have him the last Republican Standing.
Debating Hillary will bring out her true colors, and many reasons why she shouldn't be president.
The same is true of Trumps republican competition. He has already dispatched the bulk of them.
MY answer is that people and especially politicians don't like it when you can see the kink in their armor. Trump has shown that he can find those kinks.
I despise his candidacy because, for YEARS, he has been trying to market himself as a Democrat in Republican clothing. He was for single payer, he was not was not fully supportive of 2nd Amendment, if at all, he was FOR Hillary Clinton for Sec. of State--said he thought she was highly qualified, etc. (See youtube video Trump Tapes, Vol. 1) Oh, but now suddenly he wants originalist conservatives on the bench in the Supreme Court! Right! He's every bit as much of an opportunist and waffle-meister as Hillary!
Do we assume from your question that Hillary is loved and adored by contrast? She was scorned by half the country until she and the DNC smoked Sanders out of a fair shot at the nomination! The phrase "Never Hillary" gets hundreds of thousands of Google returns as does "Never Trump."
I've voted Libertarian before, but this is the first time that I'll be voting for a Libertarian President. Interestingly, Johnson and Weld are substantially more qualified than either Trump or the Wicked Witch. It will be interesting to see if Hillary has any more seizures, coughing spats, zone-moments, stumbles, or fainting spells in the upcoming days. It will be interesting to see if Assange dumps another email cluster bomb on either candidate. It will be interesting to see if either candidate can get 20% of their facts verified after their debates. It will be interesting to see if Trump's gains and the she-toad's declines continue.
If you're proud to support the candidate of Whitewater, Rose Law Firm, Cattle future profit, Mena Arkansas drug cartel, Clinton death list, Travelgate, Chinagate, Bimbogate, Vast right-wing conspiracy, Lincoln bedroom gate, Buddhist-monk gate, (Johnny Huang, Charlie Trie, Norman Hsu)-gate, Vince Foster gate, Mark Rich/FLAN terrorist pardon gate, White House silverware gate, Benghazi gate, Server gate, Bernie Sanders-gate, (Seth Rich/John Ashe/Victor Thorne/Shawn Lucas)-gate... well, each to their own...
Well, i don't like him because he reminds me of the lousy governor we have in Maine who is a bigot and a loud mouth. These two seem to have come from the same stock. Trump "the trumpet" is a good name for him, since he is always yelling or has his mouth hanging open, claims he will build a wall between Mexico and the USA. He claims he will make Mexico pay for it. How? Does he ever wonder why Mexicans are leaving their own country? Duh..... No money. He has his mind set on making money for his own Trump Legacy through the oval office. He has probably never worked in a factory, as a logger, a mechanic or any other hands-on job. He is a conniver and has something brewing in his brain. Maybe like getting money from big steel or something if he creates WW111 which I think he will do, if he is president. War generates a profit for the steel industry. (Tanks, ammo, etc. ) He doesn't think before he starts yakking. And he is vain. He gets a suntan all the time. His hair is probably hair plugs and looks like a rooster's comb. He needs to feel sexy so he marries and divorces young women as soon as he wants to. He is immature. Time to grow up, Donald.
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