Anyone taking a look at the political situation in America is bound to be thinking the same thing. Why is Donald Trump so popular? I am a bit uncomfortable with his standpoint on many issues but if we put our beliefs and ideas aside, why is he so popular ?
Just by listening to him talk you hear some things that you think a presidential candidate shouldn’t be able to say. The thing is though, that’s one of the reasons he’s so popular. There are a few more too.
He Says What “We” All Think
Perhaps the main reason that Donald Trump is so popular is the very same reason he is unpopular with a lot of people. He isn’t afraid to speak his mind. If he thinks something is wrong then he will let it be known, no matter how politically incorrect it is. A lot of people are tired of politicians that are afraid to speak their minds and just toe a party line. Trump raises legitimate concerns that people have and they respect and admire him for it. It certainly takes courage to say some of the things he does.
It’s not just the things that Donald Trump says that makes him popular, it’s how he says it. Being charismatic is a must for any politician. There are people who spout the same opinions Trump does but aren’t respected for them. This is because there is a difference between Joe Schmuck and Donald Trump. He is a very good talker and able to really sway people to his point of view.
There’s no other way around it; Donald Trump is a billionaire. He is plenty rich enough on his own to run for the office of President. He’s not like Hilary Clinton and other major politicians, who will take money from corporations and individuals in return for political favors. Though Donald Trump is not the only candidate funded like this. While he is the only person rich enough to fund his own campaign, Democrat nominee Bernie Sanders is being supported financially by every day citizens and also claims to have no industrial ties.
He’s Not Really a Politician
One thing that Trump isn’t is a politician. People are tired of career politicians who just say what they know people want to hear. They don’t trust politicians anymore. Trump isn’t a politician. At least he isn’t seen as one. Trump’s supporters see him as a savvy businessman who wants to actually make America great again. Best of all, for him at least, they fully believe he can do it.
He’s a Businessman
This kind of ties in to the last point, but deserves a mention. There are people who believe that what America needs right now is someone who can really manage things. The debt of America is becoming a huge problem, and it’s not the only one. They need an effective manager as well as a leader. Trump has years of management experience as a businessman.
The main aspect of Donald Trump’s popularity is that he is basically an anti-politician. People listen when he talks and they believe him. When they listen to an average politician they don’t know what to think. Of course whether you like him or not is up to you. Different people like different things. It doesn’t make them good or bad; just different.