Trump ostracized by his party and world elites but still remains in course; how can he do it?

May 29, 2016 - Memorial Day. (Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.).

May 29, 2016 – Memorial Day. (Gallery Archive, from ‘The Campaign Trail with Donald J. Trump’. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.).

Four weeks ahead of the American Presidential elections day of 8 November, and the campaign of the Republican Party and its candidate Donald Trump is in unseen before havoc. Most prominent Republicans in one way or another have undermined the prospects of their own contester to win. It’s pretty clear by now that the establishment within the GOP doesn’t want Trump to win.

Trump, thus, only in theory is the official Republican Presidential candidate. He is conducting the electoral campaign, practically without the support, if not the disavowal, of his own party. Last Monday, Paul Ryan the top elected Republican in the US Congress, speaker of the House of Representatives, said that he would not defend Trump nor he would support his campaign for the top American job.

Republicans opposing Trump

Ryan didn’t go as far as to change horses and support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but said something which is tantamount to that. After cutting the bridges with the Trump campaign, he said he will do his best to protect and preserve the Republican majorities in the Congress, so as not to give a “blank check” to Hillary Clinton. He just stopped short of saying…President Clinton. The historians of the future may find this very difficult to explain. Today however is not hard to understand why. But let’s follow the facts.

On Tuesday 11 October according to Reuters, Trump called Ryan a weak and ineffective leader and stressed that “his campaign ‘shackles’ were off now that Ryan and other establishment Republicans have abandoned him”. Clearly, Trump is trying to make the most out of this crisis and turn the disadvantage into an opportunity. By calling the most prominent Republicans who oppose him ‘shackles’, he tells the average American that those people are the cause of their misfortunes which struck them during the past many years. He also solemnly accused Ryan of not doing his job in Congress and, as result, has let down his voters.

The American voter bewildered

Consequently, the Americans may assume that the Republican Party is as culpable as the Democrats of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, for all the problems that haunt the daily lives of citizens; over-taxation, over-regulation, illegal immigration, unemployment, badly paid work, excess military and government spending, export of jobs to China and the third world through bilateral trade agreements with low cost countries, etc. etc.

As things stand now, the Republican Party officially isn’t going as far as telling its members and supports to vote for the opposition Democratic candidate. As a matter of fact, though Ryan and many other Republicans authentically express the will of the party and the country’s establishment, they indirectly or even directly tell their followers to vote for the opposition or not vote at all. Along with that, practically all the mainstream media of the country have adopted various degrees of open or hidden pro-Clinton strategies, invariably rebuffing Trump.

Does the IMF support Hillary?

The same is true for the mighty International Monetary Fund and the European political leadership. Last week the annual meetings of the IMF-World Bank Group, under the influence of the White House, concluded, that the world is in grave danger from “populist” politicians, who oppose globalization and free trade and propose protectionism and financial checks and controls. The finger of Barack Obama and the reference to Trump’s rhetoric’s are more than visible in this. Last week the European Sting noted that in the IMF meetings the conclusion was that, “the current political leaders of America and Europe appeared united against the growing popular resentment for globalization and more economic integration”. Obviously the target is Trump.

The only exception was the German Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, who stressed that, “More and more, people don’t trust their elites. They don’t trust their economic leaders, and they don’t trust their political leaders. In the UK, everyone from the elites told the people ‘don’t vote for a Brexit.’ But they did.” Understandably, Schäuble wanted to reprimand his American interlocutors with that. It’s as if he told them that Trump is a real threat to their authority, while insinuating that in Germany these things (like Trumpism) cannot happen.

Like Brexit?

In many ways, what is happening today in the US is a parallel, but in different dimensions, sequence of events that led to the Brexit. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage were probably equally laughable and as big liars as Trump, but still won their case. Not for what they had to say but because the voters had their own ideas. No matter that the whole world and the London City wanted the Brits to vote ‘remain’. Something very similar is happening today in the US.

The global establishment from the New York banks and the Chinese leadership to the Washington and the European political elites plus the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, all loudly or taciturnly oppose Trump and help Clinton to get the top US job. But will be it enough? In Britain it wasn’t.

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