I just got back from an extended stay in the US and Canada and the main topic of conversation has been Trump. Every discussion with an Uber driver started with Trump. When visiting Canada everyone wanted to know more about Trump and I joked I was visiting to check out the country in case Trump gets elected.
But, what really amazed me was the amount of coverage he was getting from the media. After the Brexit vote came in, all the news anchors wanted to know what Trump had to say, no one really cared too much about Hillary. My guess is that they know Trump will provide them with a sound bite that is provocative. Then the 24 hours news channels can spend hours dissecting the statement and bring in more ad revenue.
The run-up to the US election in November will be very interesting to watch. More importantly the debates between the two candidates should start to shed some light on their policies and economic views which at this point is the most important thing. When I hear Trump say he wants to bring manufacturing back to America, it’s a great sound bite but I don’t think it’s that easy.
How did we get here? That’s the billion dollar question that no ones seems to have an answer for on the Republican side. Democrats have their own issues with Hillary, she’s probably one of the least trusted candidates and is a political insider. For a country with a population of 320 million and to have these two candidates rise to the top, shows that the system is way beyond broken…it’s a joke. The cream of the crap.