September 20, 2021

Donald Trump: a historical political phenomenon in the United States

Trump-AP-2-640x480The news about the victory of Donald Trump in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada shouldn’t surprise anyone. The billionaire tycoon was the preferred candidate by a significant margin in multiple polls.

In Iowa, Trump initially maintained a wide margin of advantage, but such favoritism shortened before the elections. Some surveys even showed similar results between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. In such circumstances, a victory for either of the two candidates was expected.

Sen. Ted Cruz won Iowa with 28 percent of the votes. Donald Trump obtained the second place with 24 percent and Marco Rubio was third with 23 percent.

New Hampshire was the first victory for Donald Trump. He won with 34 percent of the votes. Second place went to John Kasich with 16 percent, followed by Ted Cruz with 12 percent.

One important statistic from New Hampshire: 66 percent of the voters support a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., a policy proposed by Trump a few months ago.

In South Carolina Trump beat Ted Cruz with 6 points difference, 32 percent to 26 percent. Marco Rubio was third with 20 percent of the votes.

In Nevada Trump did even better. He had 45.9 percent of the vote. Rubio was in second place with 23.9 percent and Cruz in third with 21.4 percent.

Not only that, Trump captured most of the evangelical votes in South Carolina and won in almost all the electoral districts. He also won most of the Hispanic votes in Nevada.

Regarding the candidacy of Donald Trump, the results from 4 states have shown a couple of interesting facts.

First, in short time, Trump has created an electoral campaign not seen in the country’s political history. For months, Donald Trump has been the favorite. No Republican candidate has managed to achieve similar support. Virtually all polls have placed the Donald at the peak. Undoubtedly, the tycoon has become a political phenomenon hard to believe and difficult to defeat.

Second, the increased support for Trump and the overwhelming success of his presidential campaign have been reflected in the results of 4 primaries/caucuses. Based on these results, it is fair to say that Donald Trump has achieved in a short time an enviable position for any candidate for the Presidency of the United States.

Since the Iowa primary took place, the liberal media have minimized the success of Trump and increased its criticism. According to them, Trump lost in the Iowa primary and the Trump phenomenon began to vanish. Trump has been called demagogue, antihispanic, sexist, antimuslin, racist and many other things. The Daily News went even farther and called Trump “Lord of the Pigs”

New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada demonstrated amply that the liberal media was wrong. The numbers speak for themselves. Donald Trump did not lose in Iowa and won overwhelmingly in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

The results of the primaries revealed another outstanding fact: for the 2016 election, republicans prefer an antiestablishment candidate who has not been a politician, (an “outsider”) Donald Trump meets these criteria. Such preference is historical in the political life of the country.

Frustration with politicians in Washington has been an essential part of the election campaign of Donald Trump. The American people are angry and disappointed. Republican voters repudiate the liberal left-wing policies of Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and seudo-republicans. In fact, the majority of citizens do not trust politicians and think that the country is going in the wrong direction.

Since he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has denounced the growing popular discontent. According to Trump, the country is ruled by “incompetent and stupid politicians”. For some, Trump’s comments are insulting and demagogues. For others, it is simply the truth.

Donald Trump is seen by many as a populist nationalist. Due to his previous positions and comments, there are several who think that he is not conservative. Others consider him a reformed liberal. Whatever the opinion of the voters is, the message from Donald Trump continues resonating.

Something that many agree is that Trump’s success is due in large part to the frustration of Americans with the disastrous administration of Barack Obama and the republican establishment. Indeed, Donald Trump is the result of these two disappointed facts.

If I were Trump and became president, I would thank Barack Obama and the republican establishment.

For now, let’s see what happens on “Super Tuesday”

Author’s Note: this article is not intended to support any candidate in particular, describes only the facts and the circumstances that led to them.

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