first TV debate between US Presidential Candidates will take place on
September 26, 2016. Later debates will be on October 9th and 19th to
face with each other. During live debates on TV screens, candidates
will respond to questions from anchor speakers, and also criticize
each other within given time periods. Afterwards we shall read the
evaluations on the printed press how capable they were.
Trump is a TV star. He has his own very popular reality show
"Apprentice" on TV with high ratings. He is very
comfortable on the TV screen. In a TV debate, your writer feels that
Mrs. Hillary Clinton has no chance to win the sessions. Mrs. Clinton
has other problems to solve, such as her confidential private emails
during her FM tenure, and her difficulties and mismanagement during
misfortunate Benghazi disaster. These are not so easy to cope in
are sure that she will continue the existing Foreign policy of the
Obama administration with the same stalemate without any new
solutions to the current world affairs. She has an eroding image in
the discourse. Whereas Trump has more fun, with solutions good or bad
questionable, he is easy to improvise, easy to understand, with many
solutions to ongoing problems, and flexible to apologize when and
author does not believe the US pre-election public opinion polls.
Donald Trump has an ongoing rating band of 40-42%. Hillary Clinton
seems to be in the 46-48% band, but it seems that the gap is getting
smaller very day. Ref.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
Clinton emerges as true follower if not designer of the current Obama
foreign policies. She does not bring anything new. Donald Trump
reveals more radical public decision for US voters. These are very
attractive initiatives for average US voters, such as deportation of
undocumented illegal immigrants, opening and exploitation of the coal
mines for more employment and more jobs for coal country. These new
policies reverse the existing norms and overtakes very attractive
terms for average US voters. Bernie Sanders, would be more tough
opponent for Donald Trump in social policies.
Trump also promotes more isolation from the problems of the outside
world, the Middle East, Afghanistan. He is inexperienced in foreign
relations so he will try to avoid any further involvement. He
promises no adventures in the foreign lands. So, Syria, Iraq,
Afghanistan wars will be left to neighboring geographies to solve.
USA will withdraw foot soldiers and avoid land operations there. US
arms manufacturers are traditionally support Republican candidates.
So US arm manufacturers will continue to sell conventional weapons to
these conflict regions to let them to kill each other. We are left to
our destiny on our south border. US involvement will be limited to
air strikes through drones with no pilots. Furthermore US visa
applications will be more stringent. It will be difficult to get US
visa. It will be to difficult to make business with USA in the long
do note that the "Trump Tower" which is located in Kustepe
Mecidiyekoy Istanbul, does not belong to Donald Trump. Trump sold
license, projects, architectural services, and right to use his name
for Shopping mall, business center and accommodation facilities.
"Trump Tower" in Istanbul is financed, constructed,
promoted and operated by a Turkish real estate investment group.
Trump does not have any direct investments in Turkey. He is a
successful investor on entertainment centers, hotels, golf courses.
In order to have Trump investments in Turkey, Turkish investment
environment should get improved, and Turkey should get better
financing evaluations from rating agencies in the long run.
writer finds always fun to follow foreign policies. I review cartoons
which mock most foreign politicians. Putin (63) is described as
naked, macho, in harsh attitude with green military camouflage pants.
Cartoonists often love Putin. Putin is seen as a counter balance
against Western leaders.
(55) is lean, long, thin in black business suit with big ears in
cartoons. I watch Donald Trump (70), Hillary Clinton (68), Bernie
Sanders (74) in funny cartoons with pleasure.
love to exaggerate particulars of the politicians with uncomfortable
details. Donald Trump's hair style, his small hands, obesity, Hillary
Clinton's weird pants to cover her large basin, her high cheekbones,
Bernie's advancing age. Politicians are to stand to cartoonists' hard
cruel sense of humor at all times. They need to have hard skin to
stand. Donald Trump has a thick hard skin. He is unconcerned and
indifferent to hard satire that cartoonists draw, and he presumes
credit for every appearance on the printed press. There is nothing
else to do. Politicians are to get used to all that satire.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair was drawn as poodle dog, due to his
unconditional support of US foreign policies. The next Prime Minister
David Cameron once accidentally pronounced "condom" in one
of his public speeches. He is drawn with condom on his head from that
new British Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May(59) has crow's nose, hump
back, feminist attitude, in funny cloths, especially with her leopard
print heel shoes, as appeared in her cartoons.
Chancellor Mrs. Angela Merkel (62) is depicted as nude, short, fat,
submissive. American Painter Vincent Desiderio has a famous painting
names "Sleep" where men and women sleep naked in the same
bed. There are cartoons using the same theme, where Angela Merkel
sleeps naked with other politicians. Merkel does not deserve them
all. She is well educated, beautiful lovely lady. But in politics,
one has to be resistant to all unreasonable irrational rouge hard
criticism. In the last regional elections, in her own constituency,
Merkel lost her public support and dropped to third place due to her
immigration policies. She had incorrect inappropriate domestic
policies for incoming refugee problem. She lost her chance to become
the next Chancellor in the next period. Other European countries
took hard decisions for refugee problems. They refuse to have
refugees in Poland, Hungary, Czech, Austria.
recent report has appeared in British tabloid DailyMail on Donald
Trump's third and last wife 1970 Slovenia born Melanie Trump (46).
Upon her arrival to the USA in 1996, she was with fashion model (and
even escort) agency. Donald Trump responded "It is not my
subject, ask to Melanie". Melanie Trump opened 150 million US
dollar defamation lawsuit against the newspaper. The Newspaper later
corrected the story and said that Melanie worked with fashion agency
within legal terms. "Melanie was not an escort, she worked as a
legal model," they made adjustments.
and satirists have freedom of expression, and it is impossible
unreasonable to prevent their freedom of expression in Western
democracies. Their band of criticism is too wide in the Western
world. The youngest Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio(45)
told for his rival Donald Trump (70) "his hands are too small",
meaning an old-age obscene remark. Trump after three marriages with
five children, responded with confidence, "And,
he referred to my hands -- 'if they're small, something else must be
small.' I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee."
are very casual for such obscene remarks waist down.
that obscene remark was pronounced and cartoonists loved that
statement and started to draw Trump with small hands. Naked Trump
statues are installed in one early morning in major city parks.
People loved to tale selfie photos with that identical naked Trump
shall miss President Barrack H. Obama for sure. He was a real
intellectual, humanist, environmentalist, a model father and husband
with full of humor. He avoided US foot soldiers in conflict zones.
ObamaCare social security for all poor was his initiative.
Trump become the President of the United States? The answer is YES.
He may get elected and become the next President in November 2016 US
Presidential elections. If Hollywood star Ronald Reagan could become
the US President for two consecutive terms, businessman and prominent
TV star Donald Trump can become the next President. So
all these satirical cartoons, sculptures may work for Donald Trump,
we all have fun to enjoy. We columnists will have ample wording to
write every day.
Direskeneli, is a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering department
(1973). He worked in public, private enterprises, USA Turkish JV
companies (B&W, CSWI, AEP), in fabrication, basic and detail
design, marketing, sales and project management of thermal power
plants. He is currently working as freelance consultant/ energy
analyst with thermal power plants basic/ detail design software
expertise for private engineering companies, investors, universities
and research institutions. He is a member of ODTÜ Alumni and Chamber
of Turkish Mechanical Engineers Energy Working Group.
07 September 2016