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Donald Trump For President: A Joke That Went Too Far

By N Oji Mzilikazi

20 July 2016

Yesterday, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican Party as its candidate to be next president of the United States of America.

Bear in mind, Donald Trump didn’t vote in any primary elections for 21 years. Trump also skipped the 2002 general election.

Talk about a joke that went too far. A totally unfit person, a birther, a bigot, a racist, a misogynist and a person given to numerous unsubstantiated/false/misleading claims is in contention; in the two-person race to be president.

Paul Ryan, Republican House Speaker acknowledged Trump’s racism. But, as Samantha Bee explained, “Republicans Can’t Denounce Trump’s Rampant Racism.”

Five years ago, Trump was regarded with contempt by Republican activists. Rush Limbaugh believed Trump is too kooky.

Trump hasn’t changed, and the Republican Party views of him hasn’t changed. Trump has been scolded by Newt Gingrich and by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell among others. So what happened? Stupid happened!

Pandering to poorly educated whites, racists, bigots and the ignorance of their fears, and the pedalling of racism via anti-immigration, anti-terrorism and anti-Muslim rhetoric won Donald Trump the day. The joke of his presidential candidacy became a reality.

Donald Trump is walking in Adolph Hitler’s shoes.

When Hitler first started out, the German establishment thought he was kooky and a joke; the people wouldn’t buy into his rhetoric – and look at the monster he became.

Not one person in the Republican establishment ever took Donald Trump seriously. Not one Republican political cognoscenti or political prognosticator gave Donald Trump a shot at winning the Party’s ticket. Now here stand The Donald… A joke poised to become horror and nightmare. Though for the likes of Carl Icahn, “Donald Trump is the only man to save the world.”