Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Donald Trump Using Brexit In Political Campaign To Plead His Case For The U.S. Presidency But It's Not The Same Thing

Donald Trump
U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump, used the Brexit victory, regarding Britain voting to leave the European Union (EU) as a platform to state he has international political credibility (but within hours proclaimed Brussels a country, when it is a city in Belgium). Trump has been stating he wants something similar for America and has voiced the same online and during political rallies. Trump used the Brexit win to bash U.S. President, Barack Obama and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, both of whom publicly opposed Britain leaving the European Union, in the lead up to the vote.  

However, it's not the same thing. Brexit is not the same as Trump's political platform of banning Muslims from America and isolating Mexico. Britain has no rule excluding immigrants from any nation and the United Kingdom has more Muslims citizens than America. Brexit was about massive immigration from European Union states and the strain it created on the NHS (Nation Health System), overcrowding in schools, lack of affordable homes in London, as well as billions of pounds being paid out in cash and housing benefits to the influx of people who came to the country without financial support. Britons began struggling to get jobs and housing, then watched as their tax dollars went to people who had just landed in the country from other parts of the EU. 

Hillary Clinton

Brexit was about white, black and Arab people complaining about overcrowding and fewer jobs being available due to mass migration from the European Union, which is mostly white people. It wasn't a racial matter. However, Trump's campaign took on a racial tone, as he has insulted minorities - Mexicans, Muslims and blacks. Trump also insulted women with outright sexist statements and mocked the disabled, which is wholly unacceptable. That's a broad cross-section of people Trump has offended.

For the life of me I don't know why Trump chose this path. He could have been elected to office being the rich guy promising to turn around America's fortunes. Racism, sexism and xenophobia should not have been apart of his platform, ruining the prestigious name he once enjoyed, which was synonymous with wealth.  

Barack Obama

Democrats are now worried the success of the Brexit vote will give Trump an edge in the election, as it speaks to America's discontent with the economy. The Democrats' problem is compounded by the fact Clinton has experienced many disasters in the area of foreign policy. Proof of this being Benghazi, spying on the entire United Nations and getting caught while doing so, trying to illegally obtain the medical records of former Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the illegal private email server scandal she is currently under criminal investigation for at the FBI.