By Ashley Dominguez

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” And “you know it really doesn’t matter what the media writes as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

These are actual statements that Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has been quoted saying in recent months. The 69 year old Donald Trump is a wealthy businessman and owner of the Trump Organization, a reality TV star on the show Apprentice, and now a Republican presidential candidate. Trump has been threatening to run for President for 25 years, but only recently has he gotten involved and started to run seriously. He formally announced his candidacy in June at the Trump Tower in New York, stating that “we are going to make our country great again.” a memorable speech where he made very strong and controversial comments particularly related to undocumented immigrants.

Many people are opposed to Donald Trump running for the Presidency because of his offensive comments toward women, controversial statements about immigrants, and lack of political experience. Despite all the comments, Trump continues to lead in the polls by a very large amount. One of the possible reasons for his popularity could be the “celebrity effect.” He is well known and familiar to many people, not just those involved in politics. Many people also like the fact that he’s not a politician and speaks bluntly, even if he can be offensive at times. Supporters believe that as a businessman, Trump has the “know how” to fix the US economy, which is perhaps the biggest reason he is a leading candidate.

 

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