With the presidential election drawing closer by the day (to be held on November 8th, 2016), everyone is curious to know who will be the better presidential candidate for the U.S, Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. This topic has been hotly debated in recent days and in this article we shall give our opinion on the topic.
Our take: Both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have their share of scams and triumphs. While, Donald Trump’s scams are more public and brazenly proven, some of Hilary’s scams like Filegate Scandal and Vince Foster Jr.’s suicide have not been completely proven and have only shadowy links and suspicions. Donald Trump’s scams show his wild, unpredictable and erratic nature and his uncontrollable lust for women. He is also known to be highly egoistic and opinionated. Those closest to him say that it is next to impossible to make him accept anyone else’s opinion on any subject or act according to their advice or suggestion. While Hilary Clinton’s scams show that she is a dictatorial, manipulative, money – minded and a dis – respectful woman who has little respect for American laws or democracy. Donald Trump’s achievements lie mainly in the real estate business where he has built some prestigious commercial buildings like the Grand Hyatt and apartment condos. He also built and renovated a couple of hotels and casinos. He is also a famous TV star with his own reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ becoming a success in New York City and elsewhere in America. Hilary’s main achievements lie in her contributions in general healthcare and insurance, schemes and organizations for the welfare of the handicapped, women and LGBT community and her intervention in bringing a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
Despite Hilary Clinton’s achievements being more significant than Donald Trump’s, we believe that Donald Trump is the more suitable candidate for becoming America’s president. His nature of being a womanizer and an egoistic and opinionated person will not affect the functioning of the American parliament or the progress of America in a significant way. None of his scams show that he disrespects American laws or democracy unlike Hilary Clinton. He is more of a team leader and business – man than Hilary Clinton. He is an excellent example of a charismatic leader. Many people view Trump as larger than life because of his energizing capability, his ability to envision the future and support others while inculcating confidence in them. He wrote many books which became famous worldwide for their entrepreneurial guidance. They include: ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal’, ‘Think big: Make it happen in Business and Life’, ‘Think like a champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life’, ‘Trump 101: The Way to Success’, ‘Trump: How to Get Rich’, ‘Trump: Surviving at the Top’, just to mention a few. If he becomes the American president, the companies in India, both established and startups may benefit in a big way through investments and aid from Mr. Trump and the U.S.’s government and firms. He could conduct seminars which would show established as well as startup companies, how to improve their business. If companies in India develop their business through investments and through seminars giving technical know – hows, it would give a huge boost to the Indian economy and the employment rate in India.
Trump’s defense: Though Democrats have vigorously attacked trump for being a womanizer, publicly raping or sexually assaulting women, his manipulations in the real estate business using mafias among others, the same attribute of Mr. Trump has become his defense. He argues that, only a corrupt person like him knows fully about how the corrupt U.S. federal system works and that he alone can cleanse the U.S. federal system of corruption. He gives the analogy of ‘removing a thorn by another thorn’. He also stated that his quality of being a womanizer will not hinder the progress or functioning of the parliament of the country. Donald Trump is a teetotaler and has never smoked cigarettes or done drugs.
Hilary’s scams and conclusion: Hillary on the other hand started to ship White House furniture to their personal home in Chappaqua, New York. The Clintons claimed they were donated, but at only some were proven to be donated and meant to stay in the White House after contacting the manufacturers. The Clintons returned some of the furniture after pressure was put on them to do so. Hillary’s first commodity trade was in cattle futures where she ordered 10 futures contracts which normally cost $12,000 dollars with only $1,000 dollars in her account. This turned into $6,300 dollars by the next morning and after 10 months totaled $100,000, with trading help from James B. Blair. Robert L. Bone ran the Springdale financial services company, REFCO and allowed the trade. After investigation, he had to pay the largest fine at the time in the exchanges history and was suspended for three years. Hillary Clinton said she was able to make the successful trading because she read the Wall Street Journal for research. Craig Livingstone, director of the White House’s Office of Personnel Security ‘improperly’ accessed FBI files on several hundred individuals. Mrs. Clinton called it a, “completely honest bureaucratic snafu.” Many of these files were on people from previous Republican administrations. Hillary Clinton hired Livingston and is alleged to have looked at the files and requested this move. She was accused by Republicans of violating privacy rights of individuals she viewed as political adversaries. Catherine Cornelius, a 25-year-old cousin of Bill’s was allegedly promised the position of director of the travel office. Hillary Clinton then (indirectly) fired seven employees from the United States travel office and replaced them with associates from Arkansas. Records were either nowhere to be found or incorrectly filed. And, there’s a reported attempt to give a White House airline contract to friend. Hillary had the FBI investigate Billy Dale; the head of the travel office, ruining his career, who was found to do nothing wrong. “Billy Dale and his family went through hell thanks to the Clintons”, Attorney General Janet Reno, the FBI and the IRS said. “Hillary’s greatest crime was not perjury; it was trying to send an innocent man to prison to justify having fired him and his staff without cause”, they added. Thus the above mentioned scams show that Hilary Clinton is a dictatorial, manipulative, money – minded and a dis – respectful woman who has little respect for American laws or democracy. Hence, we support Donald Trump over her in the race to become America’s next president. Feel free to share your views. Read more on Startups