Trump’s Convention Message: Doom and Gloom

dark pathThe irresponsible rhetoric of Donald Trump reined at this week’s Republican Convention in Cleveland. He painted a picture of America in chaos as violence and crime gripped our communities’ streets. Like a scene out of Mad Max, he painted a dark and gloomy picture of America. Only him alone, [He promised] could deliver us from evil and liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threaten our communities. It was a message reminiscence of a third world dictator, not that of a candidate for president of the United States of America.

He offered no plans or solutions to the mountain of problems he claimed gripped the county. In pure Trump style, he attempted to use fear to rally support. He said, “Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life”. The main message of the Contention seemed to be only I [Trump] can save America and the world and he proclaimed, “I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon — and I mean very soon — come to an end. Beginning on January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored”.

Other than basis doom and gloom, the Convention seems to focus on two issues: Hatred for Hillary Clinton and Making America Great Again. Anger and hostility toward Hillary Clinton was key as Trump’s hot rhetoric played very well with delegates, as mob mentality took hold and delegates shouted “lock her up”, in reference to Hillary Clinton. Republicans seem to forget that in dictatorships, opposition party candidates are sent to prison while in America, we vote against those we don’t support.

The Make America Great/Safe Again slogans imply the country is no longer great or safe and is an attempt to scare Americans into buying into the Trump’s empty [doom and gloom] vision. He relies heavily on the illusion that our streets are in chaos and he is only one who can save us. This illusion of chaos is the foundation of Trump’s campaign. Since he has, nor offers plans or solutions, his only path for victory is lined with fear.

This irresponsible rhetoric of Trump is a real threat to American prosperity and world stability as he threatens to not support NATO [or oppose Russian aggression] alliances and suggests that he would not object to other nations gaining nuclear weapons. He has no understanding of world affairs nor will he listen to those who do know the dangers. His poor business decisions and abuses will decimate the economy.

Trump is attempting to divide America to conquer America. Never before has a president campaigned on pitting one group of Americans against another group. Never before has a presidential candidate said although our constitution protects religion, I disagree with it, an obvious justification for his war on Islam. Does this mean he will not follow the Constitution if he disagrees with it? Will the GOP’s Convention and Trump’s dark message based on lies be embraced by voters?

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