Beyond the obvious trepidations of an autocratic, race baiting presidential candidate with dubious business practices and an unlimited willingness for pathological dishonesty. The bigger concern with a Trump presidency would be the global chaos resulting from such an impulsive, thin-skinned Veruca Salt playboy occupying the oval office. Trumps campaign is a haunted house of narcissism, contradiction and exaggeration. He is the perfect compliment to an easily swayed electorate who applauds anti-science worldviews, subscribes to conspiracy theories and celebrates chaos. Trump supporters routinely confuse his thuggish personality for political candor and celebrate his willingness to kick the poor, the powerless and the marginalized when they’re down. It should therefore come of little surprise when his paranoia-cloaked devotees so desperately want to believe in the empty promises and quick fixes he’s peddling. Trump is a pampered son of privilege who, over the last thirty years has been a Republican, has been a Democrat, an independent and then a Republican again. He called for abolishing the minimum wage entirely and now remains open to raising it. His campaign cornerstone is deporting eleven-million immigrants, now even that’s to be determined. He advocates against corporations who ship American manufacturing overseas while he outsources his vast clothing line to third-world sweat shops. Trump campaigns against unfair trade deals but selects a VP who is a strong advocate for TPP and has voted in support of every trade deal that came before congress. And for the first time in over fifty years, we have a presidential candidate who refuses to release his taxes.
Nonetheless, in spite of a long history of contradiction, discrimination and hustling government money Trump devotees marvel at this modern-hoodlum version of the village idiot. They’re charmed by his garish notions of conflating capitalism with democracy and patriotism with white nationalism. But what Trump supporters are mostly attracted to is his inability for self-restraint and the resulting chaos that is Donald Trump.