Clinton vs Trump: A rock and a hard place?

Many Americans are well and truly stuck between a rock and a hard place at this year's presidential election. Who is the lesser of two evils? Clinton vs Trump.

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Americans are truly stuck between a rock and a hard place out of Clinton vs Trump. Who is the lesser of two evils?

Almost a full eight years has passed since the Free World has had a new president. In 2008 Democrat nominee Barack Obama snatched the White House keys from the Republican Party, defeating John McCain 52.9% to 45.7%. Since his time in office, Obama has seen the fall of Osama Bin-Laden and introduced affordable heath care; dubbed ‘ObamaCare.’ He saw off Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.

Now as the curtain begins to fall on his eight years in office, he has thrown his support behind the Democrat Presidential Nominee (DPN), 67th US Secretary of State, US Senator from New York, First Lady of the US, First Lady of Arkansas, and former Republican Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Mrs Clinton has had plenty of experience to become President. She has even had experience in the White House; during her husband’s, Bill Clinton’s, presidency. She knows the system and how it works, unlike her Republican opponent, Donald J Trump, who Clinton claims is ‘not qualified’ to be president.

Trump has been Chairman & President of The Trump Organisation, former host of the American Apprentice and a former Democrat. Trump surely has the insights into business, which is essential to accommodate business leaders concerns and needs; an insight Clinton lacks.

The American people are forced to choose between ‘Making America Great Again,’ or ‘…with her!’ Some have compared it to choosing the less of two evils. Both candidates are tainted with their actions from the past and present. This includes Clinton’s email-servers and the fall of Benghazi Embassy to Trump’s outrageous policies. The most notable being the ‘complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States…’

Clinton has a track record of flip flopping over many issues, from the Iraq war to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Trump is no better. Trump has bankrupted his company a fair few times, four to be exact, starting in 1991 with the Trump Taj Mahal to the most recent in 2009, Trump Entertainment Resorts.

The Clintons, on the other hand, take $300,000 for speeches at universities then declaim student debts. The small unnecessary lies do not, however, out do what the American people have for Trump. She holds the ‘trump’ card.

Twitter has become the battle ground for this election. Trump is quick and snappy, but Clinton is new to the game. Trump has an advantage when it comes to social media. Even Obama commented on Hillary’s social media skills at the White House correspondents dinner, saying: ‘Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative just signed up for Facebook.’ More recently, Hillary’s team have gotten the grip with it. Most notably with her savage: ‘Delete your account.’

Enough negatives though. Both candidates have their ups and downs. Rather than look at it in the way of ‘who’s going to do less damage,’ instead let’s look at the positives:
Clinton:
– Pro Equal Rights
– Understanding of economic inequality and the determination to change it
– Supports Gun control

Trump:
– Tough and won’t back down
– Knows how businesses and companies operate
– Straight talking, unscripted. No wish-wash

We may have over two months to the election, but things are already heating up. The first debate may not have happened yet, but it’s all going down on Twitter.
The American people have to look past the online battles and the drama, and make a choice. Do you want a fresh business man or an experienced politician with their finger on the button? Inexperienced vs experienced? A rock or a hard place? Clinton vs trump?

With several polls putting Clinton a head with a small margin, it’s still anyone’s game. Who ever it is this Presidential election is sure to be intense and brutal.

VIACameron Brown
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2014 was the year I really got involved with groups. I was a National Executive for Student Voice from late 2013 to early 2014. But since the age of fourteen I have always had a deep interest in British politics. The light was lit during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, were I was a firm supporter of the Better Together campaign. Not only because I am a Scot living in England, but rather i saw the benefits of the union and how Scotland would be hurt by a split. Shortly after the tremendous victory of the better together campaign I decided to join the Conservative Party, aged just fifteen. I joined because of their determination to preserve the union and to restore the health to the British economy. I have become involved with my local association and have helped in every election since I joined. I am currently the Chairman of Conservative Future for my association.

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