Editorial
Will Trump hold fire?

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Kayleigh Johnson

K. Johnson

As we near the CNN Republican Primary Debate and the 2016 election year, candidates such as U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Jeb Bush are leading as frontrunners in this race.

But one candidate has been stealing the limelight since the presidential race has started. His name: Donald Trump. But many ask, who is Donald Trump? How will he benefit our country? Is he fit for the Presidency?

Donald Trump, born June 14,1946, grew up in Queens, NY. Trump attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and receiving a degree in economics. In 1989, the financing of a third casino, the Taj Mahal, brought some challenges in itself. With the increase in additional loans and delayed interest payments, Trump had to deal with business bankruptcy in 1991. By the late 1990s, he began to bounce back from the debt and his financial situation began to look brighter. 

Since then, Donald Trump has built several Trump International Hotel and Towers in locations such as Chicago, Honolulu, and Tampa. through all of his success Trump has acquired a net worth of $4 billion dollars.

Taking a look at the changes he has for the United States, Donald Trump wants to implement an “Immigration Plan”. With this plan, he “evidently plans to deport almost 10 percent of California’s workers and 13 percent of that state’s K-12 students…” says George F. Will of The Washington Post.

Ray Warrick, Chairman of the Warren County Republican Party says, “The future of the GOP may very well be at a tipping point. Trump’s popularity is driven by a party that has wandered away from the principles outlined in the Republican National Platform. Loyal Republican voters gave the party the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014 and have seen no positive results”.

He later says “The national Republican leaders, save a few, show no courage in standing up to the unconstitutional ways and outrageous policies of the Obama administration. If they were serious about restoring faith in the party and the country they would be willing to shut down the government”.

How he goes on to say: “I think they are reaching their breaking point and do not want to stand by and watch the national party select another weak candidate like Jeb Bush. Hence, the bombastic Mr. Trump has some pretty decent support”.

Donald Trump evidently has many different ideas that may or may not agree with the traditional Republican. But he is winning in the polls. This poses the question: Will Trump run as an Independent? he claims he will not. But he is Donald Trump, after all. And as he recently told The Washington Post, “ Over the next couple of weeks, you’re going to see some things that are very interesting.”

Interesting, indeed …

Kayleigh johnson is a first-year staff member of The Knight Times.

photo: Fox News

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