The world of politics is a complex and complicated system, top it off with shady activities such as bribery, corruption and double standards to differentiate between the higher ups and citizens. Politicians, especially, are supposed to set an example as a representative to their people. However, the rising number of cases involving dirty hands behind the curtains comes to show the ability of politicians to manipulate their supporters into voting for them to conquer a certain position. The seat for President of the United States is every politician’s biggest dream, and only few leaders like Barack Obama and George Bush are able to handle the difficult ground.
One leader, however, has unexpectedly won the 2016 presidential election. Not only do the results shake the whole nation, but it is also the whole world who had the most shocking revelation. It is common knowledge how influential Donald Trump is, as a businessman to run for President, and economically, the United States is the leader of the economy. Therefore, the majority of the entire population has doubts about Trump, no matter how powerful he is, due to the fact that he is always surrounded by many controversial names. Sexual assault, misconducts, business dealings that raises questions, racial discrimination, and many more. To sum it up, he is not the ideal president in the minds of the masses.
Well, that excludes his supporters, of course.
Here are 5 reasons Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election:
His Convincing Approach
Ronald Reagan’s pledge, “Make America Great Again!”, is encapsulated with what has been lost and is promised to revive it. These simple four sentences are implied as hopeful yet uncertain, whether the nation will meet its goal to be as glorious as before back in the 1950s or 1980s. Trump has an ingenious mind to convince the people of America to be patriotic for the country, little did they know that the whole scenario has pretty much covered up what Trump has put himself into (the scandals) prior to the election.
In a nation where patriotism could never be underestimated, it was an appeal to the heart, not the mind.
He Is Practically A Celebrity
In the age of social media where you are confined within your home, working for your company with Windows VPS by your side for enhanced performance during quarantine online, it is easier to access any information with its steadfast transfer from one person to another. Now, there are many trolls, things to not take it seriously.
Donald Trump is practically the icon of Twitter, with his rambling late-night rants and fact-free speeches. His comedic-like image gains trust among people for being genuine and freedom styled from the conferences. If we were to compare the elections with TV show rankings, Trump would be that one character who gets the ratings up for the amount of entertainment he can provide to his supporters, and that the election polls are second to none of its importance.
He Is An Outsider To Political Affairs, Yet He Defeated The Insiders
Dwight Eisenhower was an unrivaled supreme allied commander who was skillful in foreign policies. For someone with no experience in the elective office, Trump is not so far off from him, making him the first outsider president to serve the country as president since Eisenhower, who was the 34th President of the United States in the 1950s. The extreme changes in the 2016 election sparks outrage with strong popular opposition to the country’s political, media, and business establishments. The majority of Americans believe the United States is heading to the doomed path for they thought a mere business would be incapable to lead. However, many begin to open their eyes as Trump’s vulgar and unorthodox approach is reaching the people more compared to Hilary Clinton’s controlled one.
The Republican Backs Him Up
Despite all of Trump’s problematic behavior with other politicians risking his own party, the Republican National Committee never lost confidence in him. The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, was swift to declare Trump the candidate and twist and turn to defend his every transgression whereas Sean Spicer, the chief strategist and communication director, presses on the Trump campaign. While controversies never escape the 45th President of the United States, the Republican continues to strive for victory.
Silent Trump Vote
The election polls play an important role to determine who will take the presidential seat to serve the United States of America. However, even the polls can be flawed. In Trump’s case, silent votes occurred where the polls failed to pick up due to the fact that Trump supporters refuse to cooperate with the pollsters, thus keeping the intentions to themselves. Whatever the reason for the polls’ inability to forecast the election’s result, the polling industry’s future is in jeopardy after this election. Trump’s stunning win showed that polls are completely unreliable.