You Have Been Trumped Analysis

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You Have Been “Trumped” The criteria varies for what it takes to be a successful politician, it is vastly subjective and can change in an instant. According to Webster’s Dictionary, politics is “activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government”. Most people are looking for a strong leader, one that is trustworthy, and has a detailed history of unquestionable qualifications. People want politicians that relate to their views and fight for necessary change. Politicians seek to appeal, influence and rally support of a target audience in order to carry out the favored agenda. As Tomas Hine stated in his essay What’s in a Package, “every product we consume has been carefully …show more content…
He has transformed himself into the “devil’s advocate” by deliberately provoking debates and questioning the status quo. Many ponder why he has such a following and why his platform appeals. Is there such a thing as a “silent majority” and why now are they becoming vocal? Jenkins explains in his essay Convergence Culture, “Each of us constructs our own personal mythology from bits and fragments of information extracted from the media flow and transformed into resources through which we make sense of our everyday lives (426). We acquire information that is constantly filtered and censored then, try and make sense of our world with these pieces of broken information. Politicians and people in power use the media to their advantage to focus on issues in which they will “make a change” to better our society. Right now many people are broken, stressed, and tired; Donald Trump is the packaged answer that speaks to their frustrations and offers a plan for a better future. Everyone knows someone must be blamed for all the misfortune and he promises to fix the problem. Bill Clinton said it best in an interview with Stephen Colbert, "He 's a master brander, and he 's the most interesting character out there, and because he says something that overrides the ideological differences…he lures voters". His social/ media exposure, whether positive or …show more content…
Though he has filed for bankruptcy four times people are still buying into the idea that he “can make America great again”. Most would never pay any mind to financial advice offered from someone who has filed bankruptcy even once. So, why do we stop and listen to the economic jargon seeping from Donald Trump’s mouth? In Packer’s essay Celebrity Inequality he states, “Celebrities grow larger in times like now, when inequality is soaring and trust in institutions is falling” (Packer, 474). Donald speaks with such authority and convictions that one feels he must have what it takes to handle the job and they want to believe him. He is an Authoritarian and a vast majority of people feel that is what it will take to turn the tide. Though, he has no political experience he is a major contender for winning the presidential election based on his financial successes and brazen ideas. Donald Trump is no more than a real estate celebrity with an outspoken personality blown to exponential heights by the media and yet, he represents the future of America. Again, Packer explores why celebrities are looked upon so highly and the power the carry. “Celebrities either buy institutions or “disrupt” them.”(475). Donald Trump has the ability to elicit both by, conjuring the votes without the need of outside funding while also disrupting and evoking conflict in order to

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