Last week, two Republican contenders, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ended their presidential bid for the White House and Donald Trump now has a clear path to the Republican flagbearer for the next US President.
Obviously, the reason for quitting the race for the Republican presidential nomination they have had a lukewarm support from the voters. It goes without saying that the trail for the White House is smiling on Donald Trump’s way though it’s too early to predict, as he’s likely to face off Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Undoubtedly,Trump is the most controversial presidential candidate America has ever had. It’s equally true to say that nobody has had worse things written about them than Trump, as he has asserted himself. This raises interesting rhetorical questions: who has the right to decide the right candidate for the president? And who has the right to decide what’s fit for a given country? The answer is easy and obvious—the voters.
Who could imagine, at the kick-off of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination the list of the contenders was very long which included candidates who had good reputation nationally and internationally, that Donald Trump would be standing alone? Given his vexatious words, he has the huge support of the voters. In any event, there’s something special that majority of the Republican supporters might have seen in him that is probably unseen to others. Despite what they have written scathingly about him, it’s the voters who have the final say. Similarly, one can ask: why did his rival Republicans pull out of the race if they had the support of the voters? The answer is obvious—they had little to hang on to. Then, why Donald Trump? Donald Trump is well-known as one of the USA billionaires, who lives in the city of the New York and has one of the tallest buildings in the heart of the New York, known as ‘Trump World Tower’, among others. Nevertheless, he’s not a statesman.
Surprisingly, since the beginning of his campaign trail, he has been in the spotlight for a smorgasbord of his controversial words that everyone can’t imagine to come from a presidential candidate?
To such an extent that many people today ask what will happen next when he’s elected as president. Trump pledged that when he becomes president he will impose a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States in response to a recent shooting spree in San Bernardino by two Muslims. As well, he said he will build a wall at the Mexican border and taking away birthright citizenship,and will deploy 25,000 additional border agents who will utilize predator drones basically to bar Mexican immigrants whom he called ‘drug-dealers, criminals and rapists’.
In many of Trump’s speeches, he pledged to deport millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and to end an automatic citizenship for children born to foreigners on U.S. soil and to bring back a method of gleaning information worse than waterboarding—one of the worst forms of torture—ever committed by the US authorities against terrorists in US prison of Guantanamo Bay. Nearly, 11 million illegal immigrants may be ejected out of the USA; but the enforcement may have serious financial ramifications on the side of the government. Additionally, he’s xenophobic or racist, especially to black people; at some point, he disparaged the character and personality of blacks. Whether he’s radical in his speeches, or not, some Americans (voters) might have seen the best in him. Just basing on his recent victory in the state of Indiana, the voters have in no way been influenced by most statesmen in the USA or abroad who’re anti-Trump.
This is, of course, reminiscent of days prior to the amendment of the Rwandan Constitution, where some of the Western leaders, especially USA, criticized the amendment. Ultimately, the voters never hearkened to anyone or to any call because they know what’s of interest to them and the right person to lead the country—and that’s none other than the incumbent [President Paul Kagame].No matter what they said, the ultimate say inherently belongs to voters alone. The voters expressed their will and everyone is ought to respect it—unquestionably.
And, as a matter of fact, nobody can assume to know what’s in the best interest of people than themselves. In most respect, if people cling to what they feel is fit for their society, the world would turn around and salute them for pressing ahead to what’s advantageous to their society. Indeed, the will of the voters bespeaks what they want and what they don’t.
Turning back to Donald Trump, who has the authority (if any) to advise Americans the right person for the presidency? Certainly, nobody. The fact that Trump has won in almost most of the States reflects the will of the voters—their best choice. So, let’s respect it. On the face of it, it seems Hillary Clinton is the best candidate for the USA President. But who can predict the outcome if the two candidates have a face-off?
The writer is an international law expert.