Trump, lesser of two evils, catches “unassailable” Clinton – POTUS candidates tied for first time

By Alec Hogg

I was taken to task by a family friend for recent pro-Hillary Clinton comments. He has every right. As a naturalised American, he gets to vote in November’s Presidential Election. But like most of his countrymen, is disappointed at the choice. The latest polls, taken after the recent investigation by the FBI, show 67% of voters now believe Hillary can’t be trusted. 62% still feel the same way about Trump.

Headhunted from SA by a multinational when in his early 20s, my pal has breathed enough rarified atmosphere of top management to know the value of reflection. He says the real choice for Americans is more of the same (Clinton) or a disruptor who will shake up the establishment (Trump). His conclusion: “My vote is with Trump as I am sick and tired of the lies and corruption I see from the current Administration.”

My friend’s opinion is the one gathering momentum in the Land of the Free. Trump the narcissist is perceived as lesser of two evils. Yesterday, for the first time in months, the candidates were tied at 40% each of the vote. Clinton’s seemingly unassailable lead of a month ago has vanished.

Seismic shifts are happening. Maybe the world really should start preparing for a Trump-run America. In the same way as London is finally starting to believe, and absorb, the reality of Brexit.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12,  2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II