The Pros And Cons Of Donald Trump

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The elections of 2016, taking place in just about a month from now, are monumental for the hundreds of millions of people who consider themselves American citizens. A new president will be inaugurated and take office in January of the new year for the first time since 2009, and both major political parties will be vying for crucial seats in the United States Senate. Both races have been brewing for quite some time, but it has become evident who the options for each seat have become. Obviously, Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President, countering the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Also, 34 states—one seat out of two per state—have elections for seats in the Senate. Currently, the Republicans hold a majority in Congress, but …show more content…
Honestly? Hasn’t everyone said everything we need to know about, for many citizens’ worth, the craziest race for the highest office in our nation’s history? A former First Lady and Secretary of State cannot pull away from a business icon and reality TV star. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have recently been going back and forth in national polls: Trump leads two of three major national polls as of Thursday (RealClearPolitics.com). Trump came out of a cluster of legitimate GOP candidates without a shred of experience in public office. Anything that comes out of his mouth seems to be controversial, including his idea to build a wall on our border with Mexico and restricting an entire religion’s access to the country. He seems to spew whatever comes to mind in the moment. That is the campaign he has ran, a campaign that has him going right down to the wire with Clinton. Meanwhile, Clinton cannot pull away despite her political experiences and ongoing list of endorsements from celebrities and media outlets. So why can’t Hillary bury Trump? It seems to come down to mistrust and disconnection, as the Washington Post points out (Gearan, Johnson, …show more content…
With a third of the 100 seats up for grabs, power can sway in either direction. Some races, according to the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, are basically already in the bag for either party, depending on the state (“Crystal Ball”). As of October 6th, the Democratic party have projected “safe” and “likely” victories in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. The GOP, in contrast, have probable “safe” and “likely” victories in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona—with former presidential nominee John McCain looking for reelection— Arkansas, Florida—with former Republican primary nominee for this year’s presidential candidacy Marco Rubio also for another term in Congress—Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky—with another 2016 Republican presidential nominee in Rand Paul running—Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and

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