Donald Trump has recently captured the number of delegates that he needed to clinch his party’s nomination. During one of the worse primary campaigns in memory, to get the Republican party’s nomination to run for president, he has finally defeated the rest of his opponents. However, Trump has been so successful because he has tapped into the most base and morally reprehensible sentiments of a large segment of the nation’s white population. He has been so unapologetically racist and ridiculously asinine in his raw ranting that rationally thinking Americans have to pause and shake their heads. Trump has promised to build a wall at the Mexican border; bar all Muslims from entering America; ship 11 million immigrants out of this nation; and bring jobs back to America. Furthermore, he has regularly insulted blacks; women; immigrants and everyone else that he could think of and promised to take America back and make it great again. However, Trump’s unspeakably racist message has struck a resounding emotional chord with a large segment of white Americans whom have flocked to the poles to support him.
Trump has only been successful by tapping into white fear, frustration, and anger, the exact same strategy that Barry Goldwater; George Wallace; and Richard Nixon did before him. Yes, he’s certainly played the race card and as usual, it has definitely worked. He’s taken a page straight out of Adolph Hitler’s play book, who appealed to the Germans fear and desperate need for pried and self-respect after losing the first world war. Hitler promised them jobs, prosperity, greatness and power; the exact same things that Trump is promising white Americans right now. Well, history has recorded the sad ending of the Adolph Hitler’s story and how it destroyed Germany; but have most of us actually learned anything at all; tragically, it appears that we certainly have not!