sirasirasira
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:10 PM

Hi! I was just wondering what do you think about him cause i am really worried about his success by now and i wanted to know what's your opinion about Donald Trump and the direction he is taking
n01n01z
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:13 PM

Honestly there are equally good things and bad things about each candidate. The media twists their words in their speeches sometimes to make them seem unworthy. I think all of the candidates are corrupt in my opinion. I also think the government is corrupt.
smartibapp
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:15 PM

yayyy our first political post! :)
sirasirasira
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:21 PM

Yes i suppose is really difficult to find somebody absolutely not corrupt nowadays in the political world but i mean...is there any point where to see him as an "ethically correct" person?
n01n01z
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:29 PM

There are a couple of points I have found on him from research for my AP govt class that are actually good. Although i can't remember as they were a long time ago
n01n01z
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:30 PM

However I can say that the way he speaks at speeches is somewhat unethical as he is really straight to the point. He speaks whatever is on his mind without thinking of the consequences
sirasirasira
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Wed Apr 27,2016 11:32 PM

Yes he does...but the surprise is when everyone applauds him for that
sheridancrenshaw
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Fri Apr 29,2016 04:17 PM

It seems to me that everything he says is carefully planned out to get extra media attention, including his "7/11" remark. He's going for the whole "any press is good press thing". I believe he will get the presidency, but turn out to be far more moderate than he lets on currently.
sirasirasira
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Fri Apr 29,2016 11:59 PM

I am afraid too he will win. However today i've read something about his campaign being too much exagerated even for his campaign planners
n01n01z
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Tue May 3,2016 11:38 PM

But also, many people don't understand him and his concepts and what he really wants for our country especially us youth who just base our opinions on what we hear and see etc. (especially from the media) which in this case results in a negative connotation for Donald trump.
Patrick Gilvary
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Wed May 4,2016 03:16 PM

His "Build the Wall" plan is pretty flawed. Trump wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, then make Mexico pay for it. Mexico does not want the wall and therefore will not pay the millions of dollars for its production. Trump's proposal that Mexico has to pay for the wall makes the plan flawed because:
A) Trump wants to get the Wall-Building money from Mexico first, and THEN build the wall. Mexico doesn't want the wall, and therefore will never pay, permanently delaying the building of the wall.
B) Trump wants to build the wall, then have Mexico pay for it afterwards. The wall will be built, but Mexico will refuse to pay. There's a wall between the two countries, why would any unwanted interaction have to occur? The workers who built the wall won't get paid and they'll be pissed. Trump will lose the support of his own followers.
sirasirasira
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Mon May 9,2016 10:38 PM

But there's so many other things when we talk about Donald Trump. I see your point about the wall and agree with you tough.
sirasirasira
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Mon May 9,2016 10:38 PM

Though*
ari_sid
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Sun May 22,2016 03:20 PM

Trump is saying what he's saying to get elected. Being controversial is working for him and that's what he's going to keep doing. His build a wall thing absolutely makes no sense, but that's how he was propelled into the lead in this election so he's going to keep talking about it.
czara
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Sat Jun 4,2016 04:26 AM

But on the long run, can you imagine what an impact it's going to have on the US's position on the world stage. For years the US has secured its hegemony through soft power and it's "exterior image" - to be lead by a man who has ALREADY publicly ridiculed mass majorities and minorities will only tarnish this. What do you think this means for the future of the US? Does it lose its position as the world leader?
BelSon743
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Tue Jun 7,2016 06:48 AM

I think the US is already losing its position as a world leader. In terms of economy, China's economy affects the world as much or more than the US'. Countries are tending to respect the US less. Things are going downhill for the US.
Sallen
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Fri Jun 10,2016 12:03 PM

While China's economy has grown rapidly, and is certainly becoming a large player in the international political arena, when compared to the US economic power and military power the US still remains the world leader. In every international financial institution (IMF, World Bank, Asia Development Bank), excluding the new AIIB, the US has the largest quotas and thus voting power. The US military overpowers China's in both size and technology.

So, the US maintains its hegemony through hard power as well. Though, I definitely agree - I don't think it will do the US any good to have Donald Trump as its leader.
ewa.ward
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Sat Sep 24,2016 03:13 PM

I'm not from America and I don't understand why people don't like Hillary?
18nneptune
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Fri Oct 14,2016 12:16 AM

People do not like Hilary Clinton based on the fact that many people do not want to be ruled by a woman, as there is still misogyny against women because men believe them to be inferior as shown with America's history (Women's rights activist movements, Susan b. Anthony).
Also is the factor that a lot of Trump supporters are voting for him based on the defiance factor, and raise the bad finger to ", the media, the elite, the liberals, the know-it-alls and the people who pretend they're better than "us."
There is an article of this on CNN titled "The Trump tape doesn't matter" as this really describes why people are voting for Donald Trump.
AimzLaFlame
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Mon Oct 24,2016 01:38 PM

#FeelTheBern
丹妮
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Sat Oct 29,2016 09:28 AM

So close to election day now!!!!
Although I am not an American I have loved watching and discussing the politics with my peers. We frequently discuss politics in my psychology class, as our teacher teaches both psychology and sociology.
I think that Jimmy Dore (hopefully I spelt it right) can give interesting insight and looks at things from angles that a lot of people don't. He totally tore down Michelle Obama's speech that everyone loved. I just think that that kind of different opinion can be totally interesting and beneficial to everyone.
roselaoutaris
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Sat Jul 22,2017 11:43 PM

Spoiler Alert: Trump won

Haha I just saw this post, but I thought I'd still add my thoughts. I don't agree with every single thing Trump says, but I agree with most of his ideas. So far, he's doing pretty well in my opinion if you actually look at his accomplishments. Not going to lie, I thought he would be doing a little bit better, but no one wants to work with each other right now (Democrats and Republicans), so it's really hard to get stuff done (i.e. Healthcare- which even though the new bill was better than Obamacare, I'm kind of glad it didn't pass because I really wanted a full repeal, and this bill seemed more like Obamacare-lite. Hopefully the Republicans can work together to do this.) Also, the media isn't helping him much either constantly trying to make him look bad even when he's doing something right and non-stop coverage of the Trump-Russia story which in my opinion isn't very important, and there isn't much evidence. I'm not trying to make excuses for Trump, because even though I'm a supporter, I do think he could be doing some things differently like calming down on Twitter.
roselaoutaris
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Sun Jul 23,2017 03:35 AM

Overall, I think he's doing pretty well, and I still support him. Also, if you'd like to know what my political ideology is, I'm a conservative libertarian meaning I personally have conservative values, but I don't want those values to be forced on people (i.e. Drugs). Trump definitely isn't as libertarian or as right-wing as I am, so I don't support everything he does, but I think that we need an outsider like him right now, and I like how he's against political correctness. He really helped lead the new conservative counter-culture movement, and I think that's a good thing, even though I don't agree with him 100%.

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