Senior adviser to President-Elect Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Mr Trump himself feel the need to lead with arrogance. At this point when the sentiment in the United States is still divided Ms Conway has not managed a single conciliatory public word. In the meantime Mr Trump has taken to Twitter to declare there were millions of illegal votes counted, later pointing towards specific states, however starting quite general. “Million” seems to be a preferred word for the president-elect, like millions of criminal illegal aliens to be deported, etc.
BREAKING – Sources: Trump ‘furious’ over Conway comments about Romney https://t.co/Sd4kogEPGz
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) November 28, 2016
As Mr Trump is considering Mitt Romney for Secretary of State, Ms Conway was stated to go “rogue” and present her own agenda in suggesting that Donald Trump was betraying his voters to appoint Mr Romney. The Trump camp is stated to be “angry” over Ms Conway’s statements.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
No evidence of such was presented. For Mr Trump protocol doesn’t seem to be of essence. Last week the president-elect appeared to desire to side step the Leader of the Conservative party & Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Mrs Theresa May with some special relationship with the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage whose party has been instrumental in racial tensions within the UK and the arise of Brexit. Again tossed onto Twitter, without a shred of protocol respected.
A leaked Brussels audit found the party broke spending rules by diverting taxpayer money to its own polling ahead of the EU referendum and in key constituencies for the 2015 general election. – The Independent
Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
We have seen a week in which the Mr Trump offered a retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson (who made a bid for Republican presidential candidate), the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr Carson’s response was that he’d no knowledge of the sector, had never held political office (although he found himself fit to run for presidency), however having grown up in a inner city such as Detroit and treated patients in that area, he may have some insight. Mr Trump and his campaign adviser, former mayor of New York City Rudolph Guiliani speak in coded language in reference to “inner cities”, “urban”, etc synonymous with black and minority communities.
What one may gather is that Dr Ben Carson’s one qualifying virtue for this position is probably his ethnicity, in such that for Mr Trump “inner city” and “urban” are associated with the black communities within the United States. Mr Trump repeatedly referred to inner cities when questioned by a black voter in the second debate about being the president of “all” the people.
“Philadelphia’s Republican party and an investigation by the city’s Inquirer newspaper found claims of fraud or wrongdoing were baseless, and larger studies have found cases of in-person voter fraud have been exceedingly rare over the last six years.
Giuliani and Trump, however, have continued to argue that it does exist, and blamed “inner cities”, which Giuliani said Republicans “don’t control”.
That phrase has offended many African Americans, who hear in it a outdated and hyperbolic vision of their lives that does not match with rising quality of life for many minorities.Trump has repeatedly said that black and Hispanic Americans are “living in hell”. When a black voter asked him in the second debate whether he would serve “all” Americans as president, he began speaking of “inner cities”, unprompted by anything in the man’s question.” – The Guardian
Mr Guiliani has suggested that black voters were being bussed in from Camden, New Jersey to vote in Philadelphia, stating “dead people generally vote for Democrats”.
The Guardian made suggestion that this perspective was borne of a conspiracy theory pertaining to the 2012 election in which Mitt Romney failed to win a single vote in 59 black (urban) precincts.
While Mr Carson is most likely an affluent American, having been a neurosurgeon, how would he fit in a Trump Administration as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development?