I think he was voted in because he is a popularist. He will (like you say
in your post) promise everyone everything, including pandering to the
wishes of some very nasty ideas, namely white supremacists and climate
change deniers - it's not a coincidence that these two distinct groups of
people have a very similar demographic. They are also frequently religious
extremists who see things in black and white and are incapable of empathy.
He takes all the complaints of the working man and bundles them into trite
statements aimed at dividing the working man against each other - against
women against immigrants, against the disabled, against the left.
He is a billionaire capitalist claiming to be an ordinary man simply by
virtue of the fact that he insults everyone like a drunk in a bar. People
laugh at him and then say 'well he's not wrong there , is he?'
He has support from the kkk
and although he vaguely claims he is not associated with them, his
condemnation is only evident when pressed tightly by reporters, to be more
He avoids statement of facts by making sweeping general statements or false
statements. He tells many lies. He is anti union, anti feminist, anti
equality and anti social. He has insulted disabled people publicly and just
about every other vulnerable group in the world. He is a bully.
I believe Donald Trump is a narcissist and a psychopath.(I am a retired
mental health nurse) He knows exactly which buttons to press to get poorly
educated people to support him and he is unfortunately also attracting
support from some centre right groups who fear to lose power.(Republicans)
I am very sorry to say that we are in the most dangerous position we have
been in since WWII. Millions of Americans are about to lose their
healthcare again and if people continue to treat him seriously - or his
supporters- they are going to plunge us all into a far worse position re-
global warming than we were in 30 years ago.
Can I also remind everyone who wants to appease his supporters, that the
reason Hitler took control was because people were frightened to speak
against the majority at the time and that just because people vote for
something in a rigged system ('collegial' or 'first past the post') does
not actually make them a majority or right.
I think they are wrong and must be challenged on every level.
Please don't mistake me for being too PC. I realise that uneducated people
are sick of being told what to do by people who want us all to behave
perfectly in public and who will pick on others for any tiny thing. (an
example is to claim that all people who say the Israeli government is
creating an apartheid state are anti-semites. Nothing is further from the
truth. I have a very good and very jewish friend who despises the state of
Israel in it's current form.)
de Mme Jo Blick