One year ago businessman Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Since then things have gone downhill, but there is still hope.
At first Trump received tons of publicity, because of his ridiculous outbursts, which the media gladly showed to the public. He was somewhat popular among Republicans, but everybody thought that there is no way he can stay popular with statements such as “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me” or “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”.
But everybody was wrong.
Trump became even more popular and he got even more media coverage and came up with even stupider quotes. After that the blame game started? Whose fault is it, that he came to be what he is now? Republicans? Media? Liberals? Well, somewhat yes, but there is someone else to blame…
Yes you, who you clicked on articles, when he said something stupid or watched videos of idiots cheering for him. You can be rational and see through his bullshit, but if you read articles about his moronic ideas, you are basically telling newspapers, that you want more articles like that.
Online media works on clicks. If an article or topic gets a lot of attention, then journalists will write more about it, because “that’s what the public wants”. It doesn’t matter if you like what you read or not, what matters is that one click. With that click you told the newspaper, that you want to read more about Trump.
Now you may say “But I don’t believe Trumps bullshit, so it doesn’t matter if I click on it”. Actually it does. There are thousands who believe Trump and that overflow of articles about him eventually reached them.
By “them” I mean people who are tired of the same old political crap they hear from every politician. But then comes along a seemingly successful businessman, who’s different and says the first things that come to his mind. To that voter he seems honest and a leader who could make life better for him/her.
They don’t see the populism, but a politician, who says, what he means. From there on the snowball effect starts in the society and it will gain momentum if the person who started it, gets more and more publicity.
So what I’m trying to say here is that if you’re sick of Trumps idiotic statements or worried what will happen if he becomes president or just dislike seeing him on TV, there is one simple solution….
…STOP GIVING HIM SO MUCH ATTENTION!