Srishti Mathur, Reporter

While Donald Trump is a good businessman, the same cannot be said about his skills as a politician. During these past few months, the other candidates for the 2016 Presidential election have been using their time in connecting with and letting the public know about their ideas for office. Donald Trump, on the other hand, seems to be making his only goal to insult as many different people as he can, while avoiding any actual questions on politics or his plans for the White House.

For example, in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, he said in reference to his fellow Republican opponent Carly Fiorina, “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?” He lacks any political substance, and chooses to throw rude and unrelated insults at anyone who opposes him. Instead of bringing other people down with unprofessional comments, why doesn’t he actually focus on oh, politics maybe?

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” stated Trump in his presidential announcement speech. Despite running for office, Trump barely given any specifics for his plans as President. For the longest time, the only idea he had been pushing was building a wall between the United States and Mexico, and making the Mexicans pay for it to crush illegal immigration. For lack of a better word, that is the most absurd thing heard in the election so far.

Due to backlash from his lack of ideas and details, he released a new tax plan which would slash federal taxes for Americans across the country. However, in reality, all his new plan does is highlight a lack of federal taxes for the middle to lower class and cut even more taxes for the upper class. Overall, if he does manage to come up with any actual plans, they only benefit the upper class while giving the illusion of prosperity for all. He claims to be transparent and blunt, but when it comes time for him to actually talk about politics, he avoids any significant or important questions about details and keeps the public in the dark.
Despite all this, Trump continues to be the Republican frontrunner. One thing to point out however, is the inherent difference between business and government. Business is for self profit, whereas the government’s purpose is to serve and benefit the people. In the end, the only thing he will care about is making money. Government should never be about making a profit, which is exactly what it will turn into if Trump came to office. Although he is a good businessman, he lacks the qualities to become a good President.