One of the reasons Donald Trump has been enjoying a surge of popularity among voters is because he is resonating with the everyday American.
Despite the fact that he is a wealthy, successful businessman, he is connecting with middle and working class people as he sets his sights on the corruption of the federal government.
It’s true, you’ll find few citizens who don’t despise the insider games that politicians play. If you ask the average American, they’ll admit they believe the government, from the White House down to their local mayor, is ensconced in some level corruption.
Trump, as an outsider candidate, can easily target the government, by pointing to the many examples of corruption going on right now. It doesn’t just end with Hillary Clinton. There are countless cases and issues at any given time that show how rigged the system is.
All that Donald has to do is point at them and the American people will respond.
Case in point, from Financial Times:
After a fusillade of excoriating and in many ways unprecedented attacks on the Federal Reserve by the Republican presidential candidate, Janet Yellen, the US central bank’s chair, finally hit back.
Ms Yellen last Wednesday dismissed as emphatically wrong Donald Trump’s claims that she and her institution were keeping short-term interest rates low at the behest of the Obama administration. “Partisan politics play no role in our decisions,” she declared.
Mr Trump is throwing punches at a time when the US central bank is under assault from both sides of the partisan divide, and at a time when polling suggests public confidence in its leadership has declined during a subpar economic recovery.
Ouch. Donald Trump is merciless with his criticism of government institutions. It’s a brilliant move, since most Americans are as well. He doesn’t have to make friends with anyone in the current system, because should he be elected, they’ll all be thrown out.
So it comes as no surprise that Yellen is fighting back. She knows she’ll be out of a job very soon. Her rhetoric is a poorly veiled attempt at protecting her job, a job she royally screwed up.
Mr Trump has, however, set a new standard for anti-Fed invective — at least when it comes to presidential nominees. He has said in recent weeks that Ms Yellen should be “ashamed” of what she is doing to the country, accusing her of creating a false stock market with low rates and setting policy to bolster President Barack Obama’s fortunes.
Trump doesn’t have to play nice with current government leaders. They have no say in whether or not he becomes president. Who does? The American people. And he’s speaking right to them when he calls out the Federal Reserve’s massive blunders.
Just like Hillary Clinton tried to pander to foreign nations during last night’s debate, the establishment is trying to appease everyone but the American citizen.
Trump knows better. He knows who he’ll be working for as President. That’s you and me. He’s not afraid to bash the bad guys in this fight.
They know it. He knows it. And we know it.
Source: Financial Times