Baffled and bedazzled as I am by the non-stop buffoonery of Donald Trump that is making it easy for Hillary Clinton to score points in the presidential race, I have reached my own bizarre conclusion that both of them are actually play-acting according to a script approved by both the Republican and Democratic party to see Hillary through to the finishing line. It was a deal, sealed and signed, to elect Hilary as the first female president of the United States of America, and in return the giant corporate houses, mostly owned by the republicans, would get massive multi-billion dollar re-building and arms supply contracts in the Middle-East. Hence, Donald Trump was told to give his best shot at being a joker and keep entertaining the world so that people start to lose their sanity and in the haze of their anger go to vote for Hillary.
My mind goes on another flight of fancy and wants to believe that the Republicans cleverly gave Donald Trump the nomination to make sure he goofs up, Hillary wins, and becomes the president and then she starts to goof up. To make sure that she stumbles and stays there, they would play their part in making presidency a very difficult job for her. She would embarrass her party, embarrass her supporters and make half of the world very very angry with her policy. As a result, there would be many more clones of ISIS in the Middle-East and a few more war fronts would open up for the US. O yes, that is something the Republican hawks would love to see and gloat over while toasting the health of Donald Trump, who made it all possible.
I have seen in a delirious dream that he was advised to hit out at women of all shapes and sizes, color and creed with his tales of grabbing and groping them in a bid to make the puritans angry. Well, it did not surprise me anymore. It was part of the plan to make the “moral America” cringe at the very thought and make them vow to save America from the libidinal impulses of Trump.
He was told, before calling anybody a “nasty woman” he should declare it loudly that no one respected women more than he did! The plan has succeeded in driving conservatives in droves to the democratic camp. It has sufficiently angered the saner section of society. Robert Di Niro wants to punch him in the face. Bill Maher thinks his one ancestor was an orangutan. Ah! The billion dollar re-building contracts now seem more real and nearer than before.
Donald Trump needs a few more of his histrionics to make the people run away from him even farther. The master stroke is needed to finish the job. Does he have anything left in his arsenal? Will his hard work to make Hillary win the election pay off? He has come up with one! He now accuses the media of conniving with the democrats to rig the election. Isn’t he brilliant? He sends his early forecast about rigging and large scale voter fraud and declares he would not accept the election results if he loses! He predicts that 1.8 million dead individuals will vote for “somebody else” in the presidential election. He also believes that not only dead people but thousands of illegal immigrants will turn the election results against him.
So you see, it all adds up. He is working diligently to lose the election and make way for Hillary to become the first female president of the US. If this is not the grand plan of the Republicans then many of the things do not make sense. It does not make sense why the party gave him the nomination when there were other candidates with at least some political grooming and better knowledge of economy, history, geography, human rights, women’s rights and international politics. We shall have to wait to see what it really transpired behind those great doors of the Republican Party office.
The writer is a senior journalist of Bangladesh