When a candidate is seen on television, despite the appearance of comfort and the illusion of spontaneity, a great deal of action has occurred prior the interview. Hillary Clinton has received criticism for her notorious list of questions she can’t be asked during interviews, but the American voter should be aware that every candidate lays out similar lists and guarantees for interviews. There is an exception to this rule – and his name is Donald Trump.
While every candidate is accompanied by lists of acceptable questions and an army of lawyers, Mr. Trump is known to attend interviews alone and without any request to take specific topics off the table. During his recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Mr. Trump received his inquisitor in the lobby of the NYC Trump tower. A candid, wide ranging discussion began – with no concern over letting the American people hear exactly what was on the Mogul’s mind.
People can have their opinions of Donald Trump – be it in reference to his style of speaking or his politics – but his bravery to confront every question posed deserves respect. The other candidates shield themselves from anything they think the public could find unflattering, and they do such by creating a dishonest charade of an interview.
Now the rest of the GOP candidates are attempting to have Mr. Trump banned from the debates, despite his surging popularity. With all the candidates afraid to even speak honestly, American voters need to stand by the only candidate who isn’t afraid to voice his opinion. Genuine conviction sounds like a good quality for a president to me.