In a similar approach to those of religious preachers who continuously warn of the looming judgment day as a consequence of the spread of sins, writers and commentators, during the last few months, maintained a cautious note of catastrophic implications if Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
Some of them have overplayed the tone, even depicting him as a dog, a pig and sometimes as manic and demented, while entirely ignoring the possibility that he may be elected president in the end. Freedom of speech grants each person the right to criticize, but alas, this was done in order to spread a campaign designed to psychologically impose rigid visions.
But Trump is now officially president-elect of the strongest country in the world, hence it is better to disregard and overlook all those overstatements and psychological inclinations, and with a pragmatic spirit try to re-examine the outlook.
Before discussing Trump, let us start by talking about Hillary Clinton. Though she is a seasoned politician, her foreign policies are not in tune with our region. She is a vigorous advocate for the Iran nuclear deal while soft when it comes to Iranian militias being deployed in other Arab nations. She is sympathetic to Islamist political groups contending that they are a better alternative to radical Islamism, in what can be illustrated as a frequent liberal American simplistic disregard. They are a two side of the same coin. No doubt, it would have been a remarkable and historic event had she been elected as the first female US president but her gender means nothing if her policies sides with the Iranian project that counters our interests.
There is an overall distinction between Trump the businessman and that of the presidential candidate, in the core that he is a liberal tolerant with no anti-Muslims or migrants’ slogans.Mamdouh AlMuhaini