Forget Donald Trump

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The American media are playing with our heads. They know Donald Trump has no chance of winning the Republican nomination. And they know that if by some miracle he did, he would have zero chance of being elected President.

Covering this clown as if he were a genuine contender for the nation’s highest office is the height of irresponsibility. But it builds TV audiences and sells newspapers. His bizarre comments are what we reporters used to call “good copy.”

But while the lights may be on, there’s nobody home.

I don’t care what the polls say. I don’t care if Trump wins in Iowa.

He is just wasting our time with his nonsense.

The 24 percent of Republicans who supposedly support Trump might not even vote next November. Indeed, I doubt they have enough sense to find their way to the right polling station on election day.

I suppose some of the Trump supporters are soreheads looking for a voice to vent their frustration. But I bet quite a few say they support Trump as a way of flipping pollsters the bird. They wouldn’t really vote for the guy.

It’s true that, generally speaking, Americans are not intellectually inclined. They distrust eggheads, that’s for sure. But they are not as dumb as that makes them seem. They know Donald Trump is not for real. When the time comes to put up or shut up, they’ll mark their ballots for someone they consider relatively sensible.

You don’t think anybody in their right mind would actually put Donald Trump in charge of the Doomsday button, do you?

So don’t be alarmed when you hear the pundits exclaiming over Trump’s “popularity.” It’s all part of the media circus that pays their fat slaries.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the show must go on.

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gwgraeme

I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for Jamaicans.com

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