As I scanned the bookshop today searching for something interesting to read about relationships, people, psychology etc. I was drawn to a book jacket with President Trump’s face on it. “Populismus vs. Politik” (populism vs. politics) the title said. I smirked and thought, in today’s society with everyone tuned into social media 24/7 why are we really surprised that populism won over politics? We are living in an egoistic, materialistic, self- and selfie-obsessed and status-concerned culture and who better to lead the sheep than someone who also possesses these qualities? The people spoke. They chose their leader.
Whenever I hear people mention President Trump, see articles written about him or scan newspaper headlines where his name and photograph are plastered on the front page, I can’t help but have mixed feelings about him. People slate him and think he is an idiot, even worse than Bush, and citizens of many countries think he is the worst person to lead America. They shake their heads in disgust, they protest in the streets against him, they brand him with hurtful labels and no doubt he receives daily hate mail and death threats. I know the local bookies in the UK were taking bets on how long he would last until he would be assassinated. As a politician he has limited experience, his international relations skills are shockingly appalling and his idea of hospitality looks more like Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is presented as sexist and anti-women, is racist slash xenophobic and is rather rude and arrogant and way too orange. If I were American, I would not have voted for him to be president. My dad would have, even if just to have knocked Hillary out of the race.