Recalling that I often wonder why everyone laughs at Donald Trump’s claim to a candidate for President and accuses him of racism over his remarks on Mexicans who enter the US….writes Bikram Vohra
I asked a political friend of mine how he would react if 1 million illegals suddenly joined the Delhi mainstream and changed the population balance. He said it would never happen and would be intolerable.
Recalling that I often wonder why everyone laughs at Donald Trump’s claim to a candidate for President and accuses him of racism over his remarks on Mexicans who enter the US.
What did he say: When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall…
Petty, hateful, mean, hostile, racist and yet, in some way echoing a sentiment felt by a lot of voters.
Which is why he is racing up the polls even as the media paints him as a clown.
Why? He is the quintessential American dream.
He is rich beyond imagination.
He has a flamboyant nature and he isn’t stupid.
He probably plans to be a lot more outspoken on guns, on the black-white racial divide and declare a war on drugs.
He wants American troops to come home.
His whole campaign is Mum and apple pie and middle class values.
You don’t have to like him or accept his profiling of a nation or the notion of building walls (ich bein ein Berliner) but the electorate could well be primed to back a person who is not politically correct.
We saw it happen in India with the Aam Admi party which came in left of stage with a completely honest agenda and said it like the people thought. They got a resounding mandate and then they messed up.
Donald Trump might be the biggest disaster in the White House or he might just make a difference in safety and security and refuse to play Big Brother to the world.
I wouldn’t laugh if I were you, even if what says offends.
If he is so out of line how come he is leading it?