Trump Is What Happens When America Can’t Handle Change

Donald Trump is not finished with America yet. In fact, he is just getting started, and those red angry winds are just beginning to blow. Whether Trump wins Republican presidential nomination or not he has always been, and always will remain, the eye of hurricane in 2016 elections of United States.

Donald Trump is expected to endure because his rise is not just the result of his ruthless salesmanship; rather he is the product of disruptive forces in American public life today. The fear of terrorist attacks and undocumented immigrants, the need for instantaneous explanations, volume of crude self-aggrandizement and trash talking, unsettling demographic shifts, extreme partisanship, ratings-obsessed media, the blurred lines between reality and reality TV, and agony of a middle class that is squeezed by world’s economy.

America usually thrives on change, but once in a generation the pace of it overwhelms the Americans and politics go haywire. America have not been this unsettled since the 60s when nation was torn by war, assassination, race, generational change, and corruption. This year, the strain of change has given us a proudly insensitive, narcissistic real estate developer, ever malleable views with a penchant for flimsy deals, a shaky relationship with concept of truth and no experience in government whatsoever.

Letting go of his usual careful silence about current politics, historian David McCullough (Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Harry Truman and John Adams) told HuffPost that a Donald Trump presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for the country.

“Would you let a man fly your plane who had never been a pilot?” asked McCullough. “Of course you would not and that is Donald Trump.”

Others however, put forth more practical political concerns. Carlos Gutierrez, (served as secretary of commerce under George W. Bush), told Huff Post that Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, by suppressing support in the Hispanic community could destroy GOP in 2016

 With no strong and unified Republican establishment, various factions including Wall Street bankers, many state senators, and governors agreed that Donald Trump is a menace who has to be stopped.