By Steven Espinosa
Once again, I spent–no, wasted–my time on hearing Donald Trump speak in hopes that he would actually say something logical and meaningful. I once again hoped that he, as the leading Republican candidate in the polls, would prove to everyone that he is not just a racist and arrogant brute with nice hair and lots and lots of money, but a brute with real, solid “ideas” that strive to “Make America Great Again.” Instead, I threw away my Friday night at his rally in Doral listening to the immigrant Hispanic population targeted, again, as threats to the jobs that White Americans rightly deserve, because they have the power in this country and they should never let the brown/Black/Asian/“insert-minority-here” people take it away from them; watching the crowd rally in support of a “build-a-wall” mentality that has also grown to a dangerous “take-their-oil” and “let-Russia-deal-with-it” outlook; and questioning the possibility of a government that is literally run by a billionaire who claims to fight against the very class of people of which he is a part, yet proposes a tax plan that saves him from paying millions of dollars each year, as an article from CNN Money acknowledges.
At times, it was just plain weird, like when he tried to suggest that he was God because he predicted 9/11 before it happened (We get it: You’re trying to appeal to the Evangelicals. You made it clear when you said you loved, loved, loved the Bible!)
But overall, the rally was very exciting and captivating. The crowd interaction during the show was phenomenal–more than any other band I’ve seen in my entire life! His rhetorical stunts? Fascinating! And let’s not even start to talk about his mockery of Ben Carson, which almost brought me to tears! This was the best concert/circus/comedy night I’ve ever attended.
9 out of 10 for the white elephant, a show I would recommend.
Regardless of my feelings about Donald Trump, I went to his rally for a simple reason: It was cool.