OUR SAY: The rise and rise of Trump

It wasn't too long ago I referred in this space to US presidential candidate Donald Trump as something like a sideshow clown who would soon return to where he came from.

I still reckon I'm correct regarding the sideshow clown reference, but I couldn't have been more off the mark about him leaving the limelight.

Today is Super Tuesday in the drawn out presidential primary process and by mid-afternoon our time, Trump may well be on an unstoppable path to become the Republican party's candidate for president.

His campaign based on outrageous slurs, whether it be at immigrants, the Democrats or his Republican rivals, continues to gain momentum.

And the possibility of Trump being elected president in November should seriously concern Australians.

Having such a loose cannon at the helm of the world's biggest economic and military power is a danger to all of us.

Fortunately, while Trump is winning the Republican primaries, he is also probably sowing the seeds of defeat at the presidential election later in the year.

While he is appealing to enough Republicans to probably gain the nomination, he is also offending enough voters to ensure he is unlikely to be able to be elected to the White House.

But from what we've seen so far, it is dangerous to be too sure about any predictions.

WATCH: US-based English TV comedian and political commentator John Oliver lambasts Donald Trump

What impact would Donald Trump have if he became US president?

This poll ended on 01 November 2016.

Current Results

It would be an international disaster

59%

The change the world has needed

31%

Australians shouldn't concern themselves with American politics.

9%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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