How Trump’s anti-establishment candidacy is seen internationally

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, February 19, 2016.  / AFP / JIM WATSON Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, February 19, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON

To people outside the United States, the presidential candidate selection process can seem long and incomprehensible. That process took another step Saturday, with the six remaining Republicans competing in the southern state of South Carolina.

Businessman Donald Trump had a commanding lead in opinion polls. Two candidates, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, fought hard for second and third — and perhaps an upset victory over Trump.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders failed in his bid to win the Democratic party caucuses in the state of Nevada. Hillary Clinton took that state.

Jonathan Kay is a columnist for Canada’s National Post and also the editor of Walrus magazine. He joined CCTV America to provide insight on how the anti-establishment candidacy of Donald Trump is seen internationally.

How the world sees Trump\'s candidacy for US president

How the world sees Trump\'s candidacy for US president

Jonathan Kay is a columnist for Canada's National Post and also the editor of Walrus magazine. He joined CCTV America to provide insight on how the anti-establishment candidacy of Donald Trump is seen internationally.

  • Dave Francis

    TRUMP WILL END THE THEFT OF JOBS OWING TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION THAT IS COSTING US TAXPAYERS ABOVE A HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY AND GROWING.

    LET AMERICA ESCAPE FROM THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT AND THE SOCIALIST AGENDA, TO A NEW WORLD OF ECONOMIC RESURGENCE AND BE A WINNER ONCE AGAIN WITH DONALD TRUMP. THE FIRST ISSUE ON HIS LIST OF THINGS TO DO IS END OBAMA’S OPEN BORDER POLICIES. TRUMP WILL BUILD THE 1000 MILE SOARING WALL AND REVISE MANDATORY E-VERIFY AND A DIGITAL TRACKING SYSTEM AT ALL PORTS OF ENTRY/EXIT. BUSINESSES WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO HIRE FOREIGN NATIONALS AND WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE FAILED INTENTIONALLY TO STOP THE INCESSANT FLOW AND CREATE A ROUTE FOR CHEAP LABOR AND FOR DEMOCRATS HUGE VOTING BLOCKS, IN BLUE STATES THAT HAVE NO PROCEDURE FROM NON-CITIZENS VOTING.

    WITHOUT DOUBT THERE IS COLLUSION BETWEEN THE PARTIES TO KEEP THE SAME OLD REGIMES GOING, BUT POLITICIANS FOR ONCE HAVE COME UP AGAINST A BRICK WALL WITH THE LOSE OF JEB BUSH? FROM THE HIERARCHY REPUBLICANS THAT WHEN THEY HAD A CHANCE TO STOP OBAMAS IMPERIAL REIGN, THE FUNDED EVERYTHING IN THE OMNIBUS BUDGE THAT THE PRESENT KING BARACK OBAMA WANTED IN OVER A MONTH AGO. WITH BUSH DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE, WHERE ARE THE SUPER PAC’s GOING TO SPEND THEIR MILLIONS, WHICH OVAL OFFICE HOPEFUL WILL BE THEIR FAVORABLE TARGET? IT CERTAINLY WILL NOT BE CONVEYED TO DONALD TRUMP, AS THEY CANNOT BUY HIM.

    The popular vote is growing tremendously for a President Trump, showing that every class of American is looking upon this solid businessman as a savior for our economic downturn under this present administration. The attacks ads blasting Donald Trump are flowing in with vicious effect, but much of it is not true or that Trumps words taken out of context. Carl Icahn, prior CEO of Chrysler and now retired and will be an advisor to Trump, with many personages in the business part of his Presidency, bringing economic resurgence to the United States and ending the failure of the Political Hacks. The American people have had no redress, remaining unnoticed and are being told by the GOP Syndicate and the Democratic that we are on the road to recovery. The acute Socialist political Party has the echo’s of Soviet life, where you live in a collective where the government control YOU and your family. And Yes! The profiteers, the wealthy conglomerates are doing well, but that is expected when they are bring there products into America without any resistance. But Trump has other ideas, that unless they play by the rules, they will pay a tariff of 37 percent.

    I’m inclined to think that the profession, well situated class at the top think the American People are fools, but this far from the case. A majority people of this great land don’t trust anybody in government or the mainstream press, as they remain isolated from the impoverished families who try to put a plateful of healthy food on the table. A dark cloud of frustration and anger has flooded across the land, with jobs vanishing overseas and to Mexico; Trump has inspired a huge part of the population pledging a better day to come, knowing that he honors his promises.

    More people are elated that Trump intends to the raise a 1000 mile wall, severing us from the criminal drug cartels, killing our children and restraining the illegal alien invasion. Trump proposes in building an army along with the giant wall of US Border Agents to enforce from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. He intends to send in the National Guard to clear out the whole areas, where just one or two sheriffs try to safeguard huge sectors of open desert and farmland that narcotics are daily sent with armed individuals, groups of illegal aliens tearing up fencing, breaking into homes and threatening landowners. Trumps new law will provide a tougher enforcement tools that will be Mandatory E-Verify and a system to track ‘Overstays’ who ignore an expired visa. These duties will be employed of a far larger force of USICE officers who will raid businesses using foreign nationals stealing jobs from American and permanent residents.

    This February has been one of the bad, months for American workers. First we saw the wholly gloomy Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which found that in January the long-struggling U.S. economy created only 155,000 jobs (That’s if you are willing to believe that number, when over 93 million citizens and lawful residents are in either poorly paid jobs, underemployed, in part time work or dropped looking for something altogether?

    Then, the Indianapolis Business Journal has reported that the manufacturing huge company ‘Carrier’ is motivated, over the next three years in relocating 1,400 jobs to Mexico. Carrier is the foremost air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems producer. In another correlated statement, northeast Indiana-based United Technologies Electronic Controls is also to remove move jobs to Mexico. By 2018, 700 jobs will materialize in Mexico. No need to speculate that net employment gains is dreary when U.S. manufacturing segment are moving overseas and has been stagnating for months and even years, finding a better opportunity in foreign countries with fewer regulations and cheap labor. Carrier and UTEC are units of the Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp., a Fortune 500 company with $65 billion in annual revenue. Watch the heated feedback from stunned Carrier employees at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ttxGMQOrY

    There is an accumulation of appalling news coming from the depressed IT section of industry. Hertz announced that it would soon lay off 230 workers at its Oklahoma City technology center. A Hertz representative said that nationwide the total lost IT jobs will “…be larger than 230….” Labor Condition Applications for prospective H-1B visa holders have been traced back to the Hertz Oklahoma City address, a strong signal that more foreign workers whisked through suspicious Visa processing will take American jobs.

    All these situations is serious news for the job market, grave news with Ford manufacturing moving a large part of it manufacturing to Mexico, Ford said on last April it will spend $2.5 billion to build a new generation of fuel-efficient engines and transmissions in Chihuahua, Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs. The United Auto Workers union, in response, said putting jobs in Mexico rather than the United States will be a major issue at its upcoming U.S. labor talks with Ford, General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Then Nabisco also having no sense of loyalty to the US people, when Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez announced that instead of invest $130 million in refurbishing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been fondly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Salinas, Mexico. The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on the Southwest Side.

    Many American companies have quietly expanded over to Mexico — including well-known brands like Caterpillar, Chrysler, and Stanley-Black & Decker adding billions of dollars in investment and insisting to drive the economic integration that President Obama has allowed and not placing obstacles to stop this loss of US good paying jobs. Currently the United States has a deficit with our not so friendly neighbor of 500 billion dollars.

    Notwithstanding the mounting data that citizens/legal residents in blue collar and high-skilled jobs are persistently at risk of overseas outsourcing or foreign-born in-sourcing, many on the Capitol beltway continue to press for more workers, mostly through greatly higher H-1B visa caps.

    The entertainment industry, Nevada Hotels and Casino’s and nationwide, that once sported opportunities for minorities, college students and part-time Americans, is now populated with cheap labor from Mexico, South and Central America and other countries and will remain until we have a President who works for the People and not for Special Interests.