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“The Donald”

On June 16, 2015, ‘Trump’ announced his candidacy for President of the ‘United States’ at ‘Trump Tower’ in ‘New York City’. ‘Trump’ drew attention to domestic issues such as illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the ‘U.S.’ national debt, and Islamic terrorism, and announced his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”.

‘Trump’ runs as a self-described conservative, particularly in fiscal and religious matters. His campaign emphasises ‘American patriotism’, with a disdain for political correctness. ‘Trump’ is the second major-party presidential nominee in ‘American’ history whose experience comes principally from running a business (Wendell Willkie was the first). If elected, ‘Trump’ would become the first ‘U.S.’ President without prior government or military experience. In part due to ‘Trump’ lack of political experience, ‘Republican’ leaders such as ‘House Speaker’ ‘Paul Ryan’ were hesitant to support him early on, doubting his chances of winning the general election and fearing he could harm to the image of the ‘Republican Party’.

However, ‘Trump’ candidacy succeeded with ‘Republican’ primary voters, partly because of widespread media coverage, his status as a political outsider, his defiance of political correctness, and his experience in business. ‘Trump’ extensive platform has frequently changed throughout his campaign trail.

In his ‘RNC’ acceptance speech, ‘Trump’ promised to combat illegal immigration by building a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, reform healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare, rebuild the U.S. military while improving veterans’ care, veto trade agreements that are unfavorable to ‘American’ workers, and tackle ‘Islamic’ terrorism by defeating ‘ISIS’ and suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism until the government has perfected its ability to screen out potential terrorists.


Smart Society

Drama film “Dead Poets Society” directed by ‘Peter Weir’ in (1989) and starring ‘Robin Williams’. Set at the conservative and aristocratic ‘Welton Academy’ in ‘Vermont’ in (1959) it tells the story of an ‘English’ teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.

The film was critically acclaimed and was nominated for many awards. The critical reaction to this film has been favorable. ‘The Washington Post’ reviewer called it “solid, smart entertainment”, and praised ‘Robin Williams’ for giving a “nicely restrained acting performance”. ‘The New York Times’ also praised ‘Williams’ “exceptionally fine performance”, while noting that “Dead Poets Society… is far less about Keating than about a handful of impressionable boys”.

“Dead Poets Society” won the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ (Tom Schulman). ‘Peter Weir’ received a nomination for Best Director and the film itself was nominated for ‘Best Picture’ of (1989). ‘Robin Williams’ received his second ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nomination and it has since been widely recognized as one of the actor/comedian best roles.

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