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Could Donald Trump really become the leader of the free world?  As the numbers rise in his favour it looks like a real scenario that we will see Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for 2016 and that he could truly be in the running for President of the United States of America.

The GOP debate has been subject of the weekend, with many seeing Trump’s shift in popularity as “just the beginning”.  He has recently surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival.

Recent public policy polling showed up the hysteria around the race.  Donald Trump came first with 34 per cent of the votes, followed by Ted Cruz at 18 per cent of the votes.

Behind them site Senator Marco Rubio with 12.4 per cent and the retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 11 per cent of the Republican nomination vote in polling.

In the long Republican primary campaign Trump has used controversy as his best weapon, and it might be a very powerful thing given how popularity and media coverage rule the political roost these days.  Trump, with his reality TV background is no stranger to harnessing it.

Paddy Power, a sports betting agency in the US is showing the popularity of candidates for the presidency online at the time of writing with Trump at 6/1 odds of becoming President which we suspect no one would have believed a year ago. And the pace of his rise puts the prospect of him winning as a very real prospect.

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Vladimir Putin sees him as a very real option for leadership in the race, and welcomed him openly in a press conference this weekend.

“[Trump] is a very colourful and talented man, no doubt about that.

“He is the absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level of relations, to a deeper level of relations with Russia. How can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome it.”

But do you think the world would be the same with Donald Trump at the helm of America? Does it make you wonder “what is the world coming to?” or do you think this media-savvy mogul might be just what Americans and the modern world needs right now?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. God help us and the free world if he becomes president! !!!!!!!

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    • God help the Free World if either Hilary or Jeb Bush are elected as President. Both of them are just incompetent political tools that will do whatever is necessary to gain power in the White House. I’m not for Trump but an Independent as President of the USA to my mind is exactly what is needed over in the USA because their Congress is fucking useless and then some…..

    • Absolutely terrifying thought! He has the finesse of a baboon and the intelligence of a flea. He will stir up problems worldwide with his ignorance.

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  2. Frightening !!!

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    • Wake up guys, he didn’t become a multimillionaire through incompetence and stupidity he is a very clever man and just because the lefttards of tgevworldbwant to sell us out is no reason to fall for their anti Trump propaganda.

  3. I reckon Yankies are stupid. Remember? They voted George w BUSH TWICE in office. That’s why the damn world is in total mess today. What can I say?

  4. Doesn’t surprise me, I’m sorry to say. America needs to be careful what they wish for, they might just get it.

  5. His politics are not mine, and some of his recent statements have bordered on the bizarre. Yet he didn’t get to where he is today by being stupid – he is playing up to the masses. Should he become president, I believe he would be more moderate than his lead-up suggests. Having said that, I would not vote for him. The one way trips to Mars are becoming an option…

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