Clinton vs Trump, Who has America’s Trust?


By Sean Cunningham, Columnist

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking like major players in the upcoming presidential election in 2016, but Americans from both Republican and Democrat parties seem to not trust either and are sometimes even scared about each front runner seeking a presidential term, rightfully so, they all should be scared of these candidates.

Donald Trump has made many controversial statements in his bid to get the Republican presidential nominee. One that pops up the most is his Latino specific comments revolving around immigration.

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To quote Trump, “Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. “

That comment led to angry Latinos and three multi-billion dollar media companies to withdraw their support of Trump, which were NBC, Univision, and Televisa. It’s perhaps one of the scariest things to come out of a politician’s mouth in recent memory, yet Trump is still a frontrunner.

American Latinos are rightfully scared for this statement, why elect a president if he were to think you come from a heritage of criminals and rapists? Only saying  “some” are good people.

In addition to this the public also thinks Trump doesn’t care about the presidency itself, coming from the fact that he donates to both parties, Republican and Democrat. With Trump giving $584,850 to Democrats and $961,140 to the GOP over the last 26 years.

With Republican voters thinking he lacks seriousness or loyalty to the GOP with donations to both parties over the span of 26 years, Democrats also don’t like this. Citing that Trump donated $463,450 to Republicans Since 2012 with Democrats receiving only $3,500 in donations. Leaving voters on both sides stumped on Trump.

The sum of donations shows that Trump isn’t strongly for one side. Leaving American voters stumped, especially Republicans, giving them good reason that Trump may not fully be on their side.

Even with all this controversy around him Trump still dominates the Republican polls, leaving Americans excited, confused and afraid.

Hillary Clinton has also left Americans with mixed emotions with recent controversies also surrounding her.

Recently Hillary Clinton was found out to use an e-mail account on a private server while doing government business, instead of her official government e-mail that is maintained and secure on federal government servers. Leading security experts to say this was an easy way for important information to be stolen by hackers. Leaving American’s feeling scared that the Secretary of State was hosting such important information on such a vulnerable server. Americans should be scared, when a potentially harmful security leak could’ve happened just because she didn’t wanna use Federal servers.hillary clinton

Clinton has also been two-faced on her views of same-sex marriage, unable to keep a straight answer on the topic, especially during the times of the 2008 presidential election.

In a questionnaire for the Human Rights Campaign in May 2007, Clinton backed away from the Defense of Marriage Act:

“I support repealing the provision of DOMA that may prohibit the federal government from providing benefits to people in states that recognize same-sex marriage.”

In response to a question about whether marriage should be made legally available to two committed adults of the same sex, Clinton marked that she was “opposed” though she stated she supported civil unions.

In an August 2007 Democratic primary debate sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and LOGO Network (a gay-oriented TV station) Clinton was asked “What is at the heart of your opposition to same-sex marriage?”

Clinton replied, “Well, I prefer to think of it as being very positive about civil unions. You know, it’s a personal position. How we get to full equality is the debate we’re having, and I am absolutely in favor of civil unions with full equality of benefits, rights, and privileges.”

Gay Americans should also be scared if the public opinion were to ever shift against their favor a president elected Hillary Clinton would be against them as well, to gain whatever support she can.

Trump and Clinton have also interacted in the past with each other. Trump has donated to Hillary Clinton during her tenure of senator of New York from 2001 to 2009. Clinton back then had say of a policy that could have impacted Trump’s vast business dealings, receiving donations from both him and son, Donald Trump Jr., on separate occasions in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  

In addition to this, Hillary alongside Bill attended Donald Trump’s latest wedding back in 2005.

American’s should be wary when the top two candidates for the upcoming presidential election seem to be buddy-buddy.

North Carolina voters certainly don’t trust them either, with a joke third-party candidate Deez Nuts garnering 9% of the vote on a poll conducted for who’d they like to win the bid for presidency, to show that the candidates presented really don’t peak their eye.

It’s still too early to tell whether or not Trump or Clinton would be the frontrunner for their parties bid at presidency, but as it is Americans themselves don’t trust either candidate leaving doors open for other presidential nominees such as Bernie Sanders or Jeb Bush.