United States Presidential Elections 2016 are just around the corner and both the teams- Republicans with Donald Trump as their presidential candidate and Democrats lead by Hillary Clinton, are preparing for the big day that will change the future of America forever.
While Trump managed to gain an early lead against Hillary in the election campaign, the figures changed dramatically after the first debate on Monday night.
Even though polls by CNN declared Hillary a clear winner, Trump rubbished the report saying that, “Wow, did great in the debate polls (except for @CNN – which I don’t watch). Thank you!”
Post the debate, there seems to be a shift in who America is supporting. The tides that once favoured Trump’s obnoxious and repellent ways seem to be shifting towards Hillary.
Though Hillary too has some nasty bones in her closet, ‘Trump has triumphed’ when it comes to saying the most outrageous and down-right insulting things about nearly half of the American population that constitutes women.
From insulting pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to calling women ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’ and ‘slobs’, Trump has left no stone unturned to prove that he’s not the ideal choice for being the next President of America. The history of his sexist comments date back to 1990s, when he insulted pretty much all women by calling them a ‘young and beautiful piece of ass’ in an interview to the Esquire magazine.
In yet another scathing attack, Trump called comedian Rosie O’Donnell ‘a slob’ while he appeared on American TV show Entertainment Tonight in 2006. “Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television?,” he had said, the Telegraph reported.
In another incident, Trump called Elizabeth Beck ‘disgusting’ when she asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month-old daughter while he was testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project in 2011.
But that’s not the end. In a scornful attack on Hillary Clinton last year, Trump tweeted, “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think that she can satisfy America.” However, the tweet magically disappeared from his Twitter handle soon after!
His latest attack came on Saturday early morning when half of the country was sleeping peacefully. This time around, Trump targetted former Miss Universe Alicia Machado calling her ‘disgusting’ and a ‘con’ while making reference to a sex tape. “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?,” he wrote.
During the course of his campaign, Trump has attacked white women, Asian-Americans, Latinas and Muslim women. His unfaltering stance on women and their issues and his repeated contempt of women and their dignity has left him at a unique spot. Not that the country was charmed by his wits and views earlier, but now, people might have reached their threshold of tolerating his ‘sexist stunts’.
Given that nearly half of the US population is female, the clan he openly insults, Trump might be heading for an unanticipated downfall. Though Trump enjoys a loyal female fan following, they are likely to turn against him and support Hillary Clinton, who has been an advocate of equality and female rights for long.
While Hillary has time and again demonstrated that she has the credentials for creating history by becoming the first female president of the United States, baiting Trump to show his ‘real face’ has so far worked in her favour. However, she needs to reaffirm her case showcasing the ‘evil side’ of the Republican candidate.
Will America go down with Trump or will Hillary be successful in making her mark? As the anticipation grows, we continue to wait for November 8- the day when America will decide who will be the next President of the United States.