As Donald Trump appears to have achieved dominance among candidates in the election for the US Presidency, experts are probing the reasons for the real-estate mogul’s popularity.
“Traditionally Americans try not to choose politicians with extreme views – those, who are expressing some extraordinary opinions but nowadays the situation is rapidly changing,” Nikita Zagladin, professor of Center for Comparative Socio-Economic and Socio-Political Studies, told Radio Sputnik.
“Trump is on the rise and becoming more popular among the electorate because he is saying things aloud that many Americans keep in mind, but don’t dare to speak out openly because of political correctness.”
Donald Trump’s soaring ratings among presidential candidates has put to shame sceptics who believed that the billionaire’s participation in the 2016 elections is a phenomenon similar to some kind of a TV reality show. Zagladin believes that the key reason for Trump’s success is that the real-estate mogul managed to draw broad masses of US voters.
“He speaks from the position of ordinary Americans and people love it,” Zagladin said.
US publicist Matt Purple pointed out that despite his racist claims, Trump has come up with the most “comprehensive” immigration reform plan among all presidential candidates ever. For instance, Trump is reacting to many Americans’ concern over rising numbers of illegal immigrants leading to reductions in wages for native-born US residents, a problem that has yet to be solved.
Moreover, Trump has stepped out with criticism of controversial initiatives such as the creation of free trade zones and government policy of supporting big businesses rather than taking care of ordinary Americans, according to Purple.
The tycoon has also distinguished himself by proposing better relations with Russia, reflecting the views of many Americans, RT columnist Danielle Ryan believes.
“Indeed, it should be seen as a welcome and positive thing if a candidate for the US presidency wants to restore good relations with Moscow rather than exacerbate tensions,” Ryan wrote.
“Ask Donald Trump about any problem on the face of the earth and he’ll tell you he could fix it without too much bother.”
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