Is There A Method In Donald Trump's Madness?
13 March 2016
By Saeed Qureshi
I am not aware about the character and personality and idiosyncrasies of the
previous Presidents of the United States. But certainly we can figure out that
the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a peculiar personality
which brooks no compassion, modesty or restraint in dishing out his policies
and plans that he would implement if he becomes the president of the United
Yet he is getting popular by the day and his rallies are huge by numbers. He
is admired by a sizeable chunk of the population. The people attend his
rallies in huge numbers and enjoy his speeches that carry jeers, racial and
religious slurs, nasty personal attacks and rebukes. If he wins the Republican
nomination and finally wins the presidency also, America might become a pariah
state and denuded of its liberalism, pluralism, an abode of the profusion and
glare of human rights and equality, individual freedom and even its status of
being the world leader.
His exudes an irritable disposition and shuns contradictions and divergence to
his weird views and perceptions. In his largely attended public rallies and
town hall meetings, he vociferously displays his shortness of temper and
unbridled fit of anger. He takes leave of the discretion and sobriety to such
an extent that he wanted to slap a sloganeer in one of his rallies.
He is against the Muslims living in the United States and wants to put
surveillance on their activities. In one of his earlier statements he
announced monitoring and closing the mosques. He is against the womenfolk
branding them as fat pigs etc. He is against the Latino population in United
States and wants to stop their inflow by erecting a 30 feet high expensive
barrier on the borders between Mexico and the United States.
He denounces China and Japan, the leading trade partners of America on the
accusation of grabbing billions of dollars from America each year. He would
stop the inflow of the Syrian immigrants to United States who are the most
hapless and distressed people fleeing from a devastating civil war. Trump
doesn't seem to believe in the milk of human kindness. He blows hot and cold
at the same time and looks freakish by the convoluted contours of his face and
He has pledged to quash and nullify all the far reaching programs and
decisions that were accomplished and implemented during president Obama's two
terms as president. Some of these watershed acts are Obama Medicare, closing
of Guantanamo prison, reestablishing diplomatic relations between Cuba and USA
and lifting of embargoes on Iran.
It seems that he is becoming a liability even for the Republican Party, though
known as the conservative and rightist political party. Yet the GOP would not
go along the plans and measures that Trump which wants to enforce as the
president o the United States. Now who has the audacity and even commonsense
to call the Vatican Pope as ''not a Christian''?
His counterparts and contenders within the Republican Party are opposing him
for his wild dreams and outlandish proclamations which in fact would isolate
America from most of the world at large. With his crazy mindset he may even go
at war against the Islamic states particularly Iran to indirectly lend a
support to Israel.
It would be simply a mayhem and kind of Armageddon prophesied in scriptures.
No one can guess at the moment if he would be antichrist or supporter of
Christ. Keeping in view his aggressive disposition he would rather be an
antichrist for announcing warfare and use of brute military force against
countries that he perceives as hostile.
In the CNN GOP Republican presidential debate at Houston( February 25) both
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz gave a hard time and tough drubbing to Trump who
seemed to be embarrassed for the first time in his debate and town hall
meetings. It looks that his chances of reaching the pinnacle and getting the
nomination of the Republican Party are getting slimmer. Both Cruz and Rubio
quoted instances of Tax fraud by Donald Trump and his unfair treatment to the
workers hired by him from time to time. Rubio particularly mentioned Polish
workers who were grievously wronged by Trump in various ways.
There is no doubt that Hillary is going to win the Democratic nomination as
his contenders are not as versatile, effective and articulate as he has been
in all her debates and speeches. So far the primary results show Hillary
winning 505 delegates. In comparison Donald has only 8 delegates. Donald has
none of super delegates so far .But Hillary has 453 super delegates thus far.
Donald won in three states of New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada and
lost in Iowa. Hillary won two out of three. She won in New Hamshire and Nevada
but lost in new hamshire.
One can hazard a guess that because of his unguarded insolence, wayward
declarations and mindless plans Donald has lost much of the ground despite
early achievements. Even the Evangelists are now turning to both Ted Cruz and
Marco Rubio. It is possible that one of these two youthful Republicans win the
nomination although they are far behind as far numbers in having enough
delegates and super delegates and victories in state elections are concerned.
In comparison to Trump's 82 delegates, Ted has 17 and Rubio 16.
Since there are many states left no one can presage who would be the final
Republican nominee to face the democratic rival who by all indications is
going to be Madam Hillary Clinton.
The writer is a senior journalist, former editor of Diplomatic Times and a
former diplomat. This and other articles by the
writer can also be read at his blog www.uprightopinion.com.