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Donald Trump: How He Got This Way

March 14, 2016
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CINCINNATI, OH- MARCH 13: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses his campaign supporters. Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images

CINCINNATI, OH- MARCH 13: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses his campaign supporters. Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images

Tuesday is a big primary day. The important states are Ohio, Illinois and Florida. If Donald Trump wins all three, he will be the peoples’ choice. The Republican Party leaders, the liberal media and most moderate conservatives oppose him. They will try to deny him the nomination.

The rise of outbursts at his rallies is helping him with his supporters. They are a problem for moderate Republicans. Some are saying the party is heading for a split.

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: Demonstrators taunt supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: Demonstrators taunt supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

It is likely that acrimony is ahead. The Republican scene is gripping to the world. How did Trump begin?

Donald Trump’s father was a real estate developer who made a lot of money. Young Donald wanted to outdo his father.

Along the way, he learned that it would help his business if he promoted himself. He liked attention. He learned how to draw attention to himself. He was good at selling himself and his “brand.”

Well, he thought, why not sell myself to win the biggest prize. He decided to run for president.

A few years ago he founded a “birther” movement. He said president Obama was born in Kenya and not the U.S.  There was no evidence of this. But the more irresponsible he was, the more publicity he got.

It became a template for running for the presidency.

Many of Trump’s followers have given up on their own chances for success. They say immigrants, minorities, and groups like women and gays are ruining the country.

Trump is running against Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. They also sell themselves as saviors of America, but they do not have his charisma. John Kasich is the lone moderate left in the race.

Source: The New York Times March 12, 2016

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