Although I could go on and on about the qualities I do not find desirable in a presidential candidate such as Trump, I’d like to focus on the fact that he is not a politician. This is one of the reasons many are drawn to him, because they feel as if he will bring a fresh, new outlook to the situation. If the system is not ingrained in him, he may be able to alter it because he is not a cog in the system. They want someone who they can trust. Someone who will stand up for themselves and not back down. Someone who projects a strong image of power and strength. I have to admit that he is all of these things, but a politician he is not, which is the platform he is running on. This is also the reason he would be disastrous in the White House.
Politicians know they must give and take. They know how to work with their opponents and other countries. They know how to make concessions. Trump cannot do any of these, and if he can’t, he will not be able to work with other politicians. You can say what you want about the state of politics as it is now, but as it is now, this is what we have to work with. If Trump refuses to make concessions because he says he is not a politician, how will we move forward? There will always be some level of push back and accords you don’t always agree to, but a politician understands this. Because he is so adamant of being right all the time, will he know how to make concessions? The people who vote for him do not want him to make concessions, but in all honesty, that has never worked in the world of politics. Despite whomever is our president, we need someone whose ego is smaller than their love for the people.