Despicable Donald has clambered up the electoral grapevine to now reap the rewards. He has been the maniac tycoon who got bored of wreaking havoc on reality TV, and instead decided to worm his way into politics. Electoral sensationalism has taken the media by storm, and they’ve been milking every ounce of the joyride. The man has divided many. But in his victory speech, he decided to calm the turmoil and say;
‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.’
The man is something we could expect to find in a caricature of modern-day politics; the sombre presentation of key political issues here satirised, by fluffing them up into a bit of banter. With his tangerine complexion and alabaster-white toupee, the estate magnate is now no longer comical, but a real powerhouse. Plans are in the works to ban Obamacare so millions could lose out on affordable health insurance; to ban the use of federal funds for abortions; to ban all Muslims from entering the United States; to build a 1,900-mile wall along the US-Mexican border.
Observing the desire for the wall has been riveting but not for necessarily good reasons; The Donald proclaims his desire for the wall to anticipant crowds as he asks ‘Who’ll pay for the wall?’ they jovially reply ‘Mexico!’ Politics deals with some of the most serious issues that face humanity, and yet the displays of said seriousness often become hosts for pantomime-like proceedings as debates boil over into comedy.
He’s not all fun and games though, so there are some positive ideas that appear to be worth looking forward to (hopefully). In the education sector, Trump proposes an additional federal investment of $20 billion towards school choice. School choice means that the government can give parents back their tax dollars so they can choose which schooling environment best fits the needs of their children – be it public school, private school, charter school, or homeschooling. ‘For two decades I’ve been urging politicians to open the schoolhouse doors and let parents decide which schools are best for their children,’ says Trump.
Here across the pond, we are not Americans, but we are just as befuddled by the outcome. Now we are in a position where the 45th President-elect is a celebrity billionaire tycoon who is held supreme by his band of followers. They chime along with his dogmatic mantra: Make America Great Again. Many europeans went to sleep election night with the hope such a man with divisive rhetoric would be kept at bay. Now they may blissfully snooze, knowing that the anarchy of this flamboyant election campaign has come to an end.