Trump vs Obama: McGregor vs Mayweather. The similarities

If you watched the Mayweather-Gregor spectacle then you just might understand the striking similarity in Trump and Obama’s not-so-loud fight.

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McGregor fought openly against Mayweather, rarely defending himself. In a similar fashion, Trump rarely weighs his words and speaks aggressively with lots of mistakes.

Let’s say words as in politics are equivalent to punches in boxing.

McGregor credited Mayweather after the fight for being ‘composed’. We all know who’s the composed one between Trump and Obama. Mayweather would usually block his face with his arms and wait for the right time to strike a punch, just like Obama wouldn’t utter a word unless it was completely called for.

The most interesting aspect of this comparison is what happened later in the fight between McGregor and Mayweather. Gregor gassed out.

This forces me to ponder, would Trump gas out later in his term?

 

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Trump fails at politics

Maybe you don’t have to be a politician to be the President of the most powerful nation in the world, but you sure as hell need to play politics while you’re the President of the most powerful nation in the world or any nation so to say.

And that’s what Trump doesn’t know how to do; play politics.

This professional dearth is causing Trump on many grounds. First, his ratings are record-low, and his likability keeps sinking. In other words, he’s the most hated President in U.S history.

Besides all the election drama where Trump was uncontrollably blurting every thought that came to his mind, he most recently reassured us of his political folly in his response to the violence on anti-racism protesters at the white nationalist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Trump giving speech in response to white nationalist rally violence in Charlottesville (AP)

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump said in response to the violence.

What Trump didn’t know at the time of making the speech is what “on many sides” insinuates. Trump didn’t know that those three words invariably meant that he supported the violence. And as usual, his words were met with disgust from the very people he’s thought to lead.

Comparing his response to that of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, one can immediately spot the difference.

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Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

As seen, Obama seems to always says the right things, and this is a lesson for Trump to learn.

Politics is not about the idea, but about the candidate.

So instead of Trump incessantly comparing his administration to that of Obama’s, he should look instead to develop himself, bearing in mind that great politicians are not judged by their deeds but by their words.

Obama’s lesson Trump will never forget

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Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

Following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville where a car mowed down three anti-racism protesters, Obama tweeted:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.

“For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Obama’s tweet is the most liked in Twitter history, with more than 4.5 million likes and 1.7 million retweets.

Comparing Trump’s response;

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

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Trump giving speech in response to white nationalist rally violence in Charlottesville (AP) 

“On many sides”, meaning that he supports the violence to an extent. Words that should NEVER be spoken by someone in his position.

Little wonder why his ratings are low and people hate him with a passion.

No one is saying Obama is a saint, but at least act like one.

Trump is changing governing strategy. Good sign?

Maybe, just maybe, the 45th U.S President finally realizes that people hate him.

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Sad-faced Trump. Could he really be changing for the better?

His willingness to work with minority White House staff might be a signal that the infamous President is changing tactics for the better.

Also, his increased relationship with Democrats might be yet another positive signal.

Trump, a personality often in self-denial, is having people question if after 7 months in office he’s finally seeing that bad publicity, though still good publicity, is ineffective.

Americans hate Trump

Trump will probably go down in history as the most controversial president ever. His statements are raw, his personality is provocative, his policies are a bit good, but his handling of sensitive political situations is poorer than any of his predecessor’s.

And this poor handling of political issues has reflected in Trump’s approval rating.

Trump is below the 40% line, getting the approval of only 34% of Americans. That’s the lowest any president in American history has ever done.

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Trump appears to be crying. Well, what do you expect when your approval rating is LOW (AP).

And it’s at 34% because his fellow republicans are backing him up, which means it could be lower!

So why does America ‘hate’ Trump so much?

First of all, talk about uncontrolled rash speech. Trump just doesn’t know how to shut it sometimes. He gets ’emotional’ which is very uncharacteristic of his political level.

How did he ever win the election, you’d ask. Well, you know what they say, bad publicity is good publicity? That’s how. In fact, Trump’s poorer than poor approval ratings could be a blessing in disguise. You know when people hate you that much, and then a little thing makes them turn all that hate to love?

I mean, the line between love and hate is so thin and fickle.

So is Trump gonna get elected for second term? Is hate gonna turn to love?

As I said, a fickle line. Hate could very well remain hate, or could turn to love, or could turn to violence. We just have to wait and see.

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