USA / How Trump won the election?
Donald John Trump won the election and finally become president of the United States of America. He competed against Hillary Clinton, who reached a few people less than he did. He managed to get many people vote for him, white men and women, but also people of color and Hispanics. In this article, I will discuss the reasons and strategies that actually led him to succeeding in this election term, and how the general situation right now could have influenced people into voting for him.
A lack of trust
People nowadays trust the government less and less each and every year. Every new president brings new disappointments, such as Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama brought to many people. Even though Barack Obama made a positive impression on many, at least as many people also know about the horrendous financial situation of the country, which might lead to a huge financial crisis soon. They know, they have to change things in order to keep this system alive while at the same time, politicians seem to not want to change something in the long term. They might want to rise the minimum wage or do other things, which help people get a little bit more money, but generally speaking they like how things are going now – as that keeps them being in a very powerful and also prosperous situation, both privately and publicly.
At the very same time people seem to not trust the media anymore – a common term for newspaper and media outlets that stood for trust and credibility once a time. Isn’t that making people wondering how they should actually think about the system, the one percent and in general all political news? So if they do not have a legit source of information anymore they actually trust, they only listen to what people say and tend to vote for people who are against the current media and political system. This is just the plain truth about what the media does.
We could summarize this lack of trust on the whole establishment. All these people who work for the government and seem to profit off their personal ties towards other people in order to get great positions and a good career in the state office are increasingly becoming unpopular. This unpopularity of politicians automatically leads to a rise of people who consider themselves everything else but not a politician.
Donald Trump’s opponent was the infamous and well-known secretary of state Hillary Clinton. She was not just known for her perhaps a bit over-whelming laughs and as being the wife of a man who cheated on her with women, who had sex with him against their will, but also for other things. Scandals around her like what happened in Benghazi, where she left alone several soldiers while she was working as secretary of state gave her an increasingly bad reputation for many people. She did not just do that but also reportedly delete more than 33 000 emails and received and sent emails with classified materials on a private server.
Even stranger is, that Hillary Clinton is now embracing herself as the protector and supporter of all LGBT relationships and states that she is all for gay and lesbian marriages. An opinion she seem to have changed just quite recently. Just around ten to fifteen years ago, she claimed that she only supports the traditional marriage between men and women and does not support the marriage of gay couples, as it’s just a “sacred bond between a man and a woman”.
As an example, just in 2000 she said publicly: “Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.”
Instead of keeping up on that line, she has now changed her whole attitude and says now that she fully stands behind the rights and wishes of gay, lesbians and transgender couples and communities. This might also be the right people call her “crooked”, she just changed her opinion from drastically conservative to very liberal.
In 2013 however, her opinion on that matter was totally different. She reasoned her previous behavior also with that she was expected to have that position, however she was rather forced to say that, it was never her own personal belief. In 2013, she now things about this topic this way: “LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends and our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage…thats why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law.”
His opponent currently changed opinions and attitudes and made herself pretty unpopular in several ways. Politicians are currently at an all-time-low in polls and generally speaking, the time now could not be much worse when it’s about the reputation of the establishment. Trump himself got successful in business and actually generated jobs, which helped him to justify his harsh agenda and his partly very big mouth. All these circumstances helped him a lot. Thanks to these circumstances and thanks to the fact that he succeeded in creating a marketing strategy, he is now elected president of the United States.