Reck­less Trump shows so­ci­ety gets lead­ers it de­serves

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The US pres­i­den­tial polls this year have had the most in­ter­est­ing cam­paigns. I watched the sec­ond pres­i­den­tial de­bate with keen in­ter­est, as I did the first. The mo­ti­va­tion for me, and I guess many oth­ers, is not the im­por­tance of the US pres­i­dency to the world , but a unique char­ac­ter in the name of Don­ald Trump, the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee. Trump has ex­pressed and por­trayed him­self as brash, ar­ro­gant and a rab­ble rouser who doesn’t care. Whether as a strat­egy or his own na­ture, this has had the world a bit ner­vous about the po­ten­tial of this guy run­ning the most pow­er­ful na­tion on earth. Ob­vi­ously, some of his sen­ti­ments can­not eas­ily be over­looked, due to their po­ten­tial to cause more di­vi­sions and cre­ate ha­tred against cer­tain racial or re­li­gious groups. But this is a demon­stra­tion that so­ci­ety gets the lead­ers it de­serves.

HAR­RI­SON IKUNDA Nairobi

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