Monday, 14 November 2016

Donald Versus Hillary: An Evaluation

Holly White wrote this assessment of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the eve of the US presidential election. 

We are all aware of the slightly humorous yet incredibly terrifying future our neighbour across the pond is about to face. It has been no secret that 2016 has been a year of somewhat harrowing events and amongst the sobering images and bombardment of violent outbreaks across the world, we have been building up to this moment. The moment our very powerful, yet blinded, ally votes on who should be one of the most powerful people in the world: somebody who could help stop or repeat the ugly happenings of 2016 in the next years to come.

But who are these two people who could make or break the already shaky relationships each country has with the other.

DONALD TRUMP: a name we are all far too familiar with for various reasons. Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Trump Organization (1975-present). He has (reputedly) a net worth of $3.7 billion. He has no history of political involvement. 

What gives this man a name met with disgust world wide, when behind him stand thousands, in his own country, who will happily wear the Trump name across their chest? Maybe it's the radical, sexist, racist and unpredictable remarks and beliefs he makes and has been accused of. Or maybe it's the figurative ice cold slap to the government that America was unaware it needed. Drowning in the lies and fake remorse for the country painted across the faces of male and females who stand for their own twisted kind of retribution to the state. This is a man who reputedly has a net worth of $3.7 billion - a company an empire has risen from, the respect in his profession to create such a business that dominates others, a wife, children, enough to sleep peacefully at night knowing he can support himself and his family through their sickness and their health. And yet with everything he has, the presidential title is what he wants. A controversial statement maybe but not so far from the truth as we may think. A man who speaks honestly, openly and with no fear is somebody who could lead the United States of America to the freedom it does not realise is so far away. This man has everything, but with it he has nothing to lose because the justice and running of his country runs strong enough to leave no fear.

HILLARY CLINTONAmerican lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. senator (2001–09); US Secretary of State (2009–13) in the administration of President Barack Obama; served as First Lady (1993–2001) during the administration of her husband, Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States; she is currently the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016.

We have heard the allegations, we have heard lies and hypocrisy unearthed with each day we move closer to the election, but what are the forgotten points that make this human fit to run a nation and bring it out of the dark waters it now sits submerged in? During her term, Clinton used her position to make women's rights and human rights a central talking point of U.S. initiatives. She became one of the most traveled Secretaries of State in American history. Two very poignant rights in light of this year's events, which have taken the world back in shock. But two points are lost in the smoke: the streamed decapitations online, the gang rape of females as young as 9, the fleeing of thousands from countries not fit to offer support and safety to their own people - Hillary Clinton has shown previously her passion for her morals and shown no mercy to those who inflict such disturbing natures on others. This is a woman who looked ahead in the past and used her position to tackle a growing disease; the heart of all problems on this earth she is already trying to fix. You give her the power that being the President offers, we will see the changes so desperately needing to happen in our darkest hours on this planet. 

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