We have seen similarities in personality and character among Russian President Putin, former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi and now in Donald Trump, the prominent Republican front-runner for 2016 presidential race. In recent turn of event, Russian president Putin has endorsed Donald Trump for US president and gone as far as ordering the cyber attacks to temper with the Presidential election in favor of Trump's campaign.
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On glorifying himself:
Trump truly convinced himself and others around him that he is genetically superior. According to his biographer Michael D’Antonio, Trump and his son Donald Jr. are firm believers in the racehorse theory of human development in which you put together the genes of a superior woman and a superior man, you get a superior offspring. Trump was convinced that with his God-given superior gene will be able to lead America to the kind of kingdom Trump dreams to build, isolated from the rest of the world.
On being sexist, what he truly thinks of women:
In the book “The Art of the Comeback”, Trump’s take on prenuptial agreements and to him, women are all gold diggers: “There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”
Another post from Trump in May 7th, 2013, his take on sexual assault cases in military, he blamed on cohabitant, as to blankly point out that predatory behavior is inevitable, like animals. Quote from his post: “26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”
Even on political ground, he insinuated sexual context in his word fight with his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, posted on Twitter on April 15th, 2015:“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
Whether Mr. Trump would win or lose in this election, he has brought himself to stand on the same international notorious fame as Putin and Berlusconi. Would this help or hurt his presidential campaign, we just have to wait and find out.