Richmond (United States) (AFP) – The boundless enthusiasm for American real estate tycoon Donald Trump, the brash billionaire who leads the Republican White House race, can no longer be explained as a passing fad. Why do supporters admire him so?Many cite his personal success, his immunity from special interests, a grassroots populism, and his famous disregard for political etiquette.– Business savvy –Trump never hesitates to tout his own triumphs, whether in the polls or his sprawling international property empire. “That’s the kind of thinking we need in the country!” he boomed Wednesday, tapping a fingertip to his temple.…
And no matter if Trump does not know the name of this or that foreign leader.
“He didn’t get to where he is by being a lone ranger,” said Ireland-born Alice Butler-Short, 72, a retired paralegal who moved to the United States in the 1980s.“He will have the right people around to advise him.”…
– Independence –
Trump, a billionaire many times over, reminded the crowd he is “not controlled by anybody.”
For his fans, such independence is crucial. They applaud that he owes nothing to special interests or wealthy donors who would demand favors in return.– America first –
…“Without a border, we don’t have a country,” Trump stresses, renewing his pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico to keep out undocumented immigrants.
…Those in the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement, some of whom have gravitated to Trump, argue that Washington wastes too much money abroad.
While there are other candidates who would adequately support #Israel, Trump has the best strength and strategic creativity concerning Israel’s welfare.