Analysis Of Donald J. Trump 's Campaign

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Donald J. Trump, businessman and media mogul, has swept America off her feet and has taken her by storm. Since the announcement of his 2016 presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, nothing has stopped his rise to the top of the polls. He began his campaign with controversial statements, some so controversial they left many people wondering when he would finally say the wrong thing. His campaign also began with ridicule from many media outlets, establishment politicians, and celebrities. Later that year on December 8, satirical news organization The Onion published an article entitled ‘This Will Be The End Of Trump’s Campaign,’ Says Increasingly Nervous Man For Seventh Time This Year, hilariously lampooning those who doubted Trump. Make no mistake and don’t jump on the bandwagon; Trump is a serious candidate who now has a fair chance to be the next President of the United States. On April 25, 1988 Donald Trump appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah asked Trump about how he took out full page ads, costing him $100,000, in several national newspapers (The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Washington Post) the year before criticizing United States foreign policy. Trump answers her explaining the United States’ trade disadvantages using both Kuwait and Japan as examples of how the United States is taking lopsided deals. Oprah then asks if he would ever run for president. Trump answers, “…I just probably wouldn’t do it Oprah… and if it got so bad, [in this country] I would never want to rule it out totally…” They then shift to talking about the current presidential elections discussing George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis, and Trump assures Oprah he would win if he ever ran. On October 7, 1999 on Larry King Live, Trump anno... ... middle of paper ... ... exudes is taken by many to be egotistic and arrogant. Despite all this however, he resounds with millions of people. He rocketed to the top of the polls and has been the frontrunner for the GOP almost since the start of the election season. Only time will tell if he will be the next President of the United States. Donald J. Trump is definitely a populist, but is he just a demagogue? This does not seem to matter as he is currently winning and is here to stay. He has established himself as a serious candidate despite doubts since the beginning, and he seemingly has not done it through sheer luck, instead carefully calculating and planning the right time to make his move. For Trump, everything rides on this election; he knows he has everything to lose. Again, only time will tell if Trump can capitalize on the causes behind his success until he reaches the presidency.

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