Amid the blur of politicians who try to win the voters over with big smiles and happy-go-lucky attitudes, Donald Trump’s unapologetic demeanor sets him apart from the rest. His ability to be himself, even if that self is showy and arrogant, is one of many reasons why he just might be a stellar president if elected.
While other candidates try to play the role of an average American, Trump shows the world who he is with no apologies. I believe that he can take our crumbling economy and make it whole again, thriving as it once was. As a man with proven business savvy and with a net worth of $4 billion, he could be the person to get this country on the right track.
Trump told Time magazine that he doesn’t feel the other candidates are real, and I agree. While the other candidates are told what to wear, what to say and how to act, Trump comes in and does what he has always done, regardless of his presidential ambitions or what other people might say.
A perfect example of this was during the Iowa State Fair last month, where the Republican candidates dressed in casual attire and enjoyed fair food. Trump, on the other hand, flew in on a helicopter with his name adorning the tail and wearing an expensive suit.
It seems like I’m not the only one who favors his candor. After the first Republican debate, he polled higher than all other Republican candidates. In a recent CNN poll, Trump was beating Jeb Bush, his biggest competition, by 10 points.
While some may say that Trump is just putting on a show, he has proven to have good ideas. In the same Time article, Trump said he would tax the wealthy because he doesn’t think it’s fair that they try to avoid taxes. He also wants to put a stop to companies that move to foreign countries to evade taxes.
Another issue that really moves me is his stance on women’s health. In the article with Time, Trump said he was against Bush after Bush stated that he wouldn’t fund women’s health issues.
“I watched Jeb Bush last week talking about, you know, women’s health issues like they don’t even exist,” Trump said in an interview with John Dickerson. “I couldn’t believe what he said… I mean, it’s very important. To me it’s vital.”
Despite his stance on women’s health, the way he has treated many women is unacceptable. The remarks he’s made towards women like Fox News host Megyn Kelly, for example, are definitely not something I look for in any human being. His comments towards Mexican immigrants were also not, to use his terminology, classy or correct.
I don’t stand by what much of Trump has said and I feel that his way of treating people is often condescending, but that is just the way he is. Rude, but honest. He doesn’t feel the need to play pretend to get people to like him.