As Hillary Clinton the first ever woman candidate for USA presidency picks Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential running mate,
Somalilandsun- Donald J. Trump, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome when he was officially anointed as a presidential candidate.
According to a Washington Post OP-ED “The lack of experience might be overcome if Mr. Trump saw it as a handicap worth overcoming. But he displays no curiosity, reads no books and appears to believe he needs no advice. In fact, what makes Mr. Trump so unusual is his combination of extreme neediness and unbridled arrogance. He is desperate for affirmation but contemptuous of other views. He also is contemptuous of fact. Throughout the campaign, he has unspooled one lie after another — that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated after 9/11, that his tax-cut plan would not worsen the deficit, that he opposed the Iraq War before it started — and when confronted with contrary evidence, he simply repeats the lie. It is impossible to know whether he convinces himself of his own untruths or knows that he is wrong and does not care. It is also difficult to know which trait would be more frightening in a commander in chief.
Read the OP-ED titled Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy
In the meantime his Democratic Party opponent Hillary Clinton has a few days prior to her part’s national convention in Philadelphi, picked Tim Kaine, the US senator from Virginia, as her vice-presidential running mate, turning to a seasoned voice on foreign affairs and a representative of a key battleground state to complete the Democratic ticket.
The announcement, which concluded a highly secretive vetting process which took over two months, comes ahead of the DNC in which Clinton will formally accept her party’s nomination for president next week when she will also enter annals of history as the first woman to be nominated by a major party as presidential candidate.