Saying that he’s tired of the direction our country has taken during the last decade, conservative voter Eric Collins of Charleston, South Carolina expressed his desire for things to go back to the way they were when Donald Trump was a constant presence on our televisions. Citing the six seasons during which “The Apprentice” ran on NBC as “a time when things were good for a lot of Americans,” Collins believes this election is about recapturing a time when America was a great nation in which to watch Donald Trump on television.
“I remember the good old days when you could just flip on the TV whenever you wanted and see Donald Trump berate and insult people, say crazy s–t, and bully everyone into getting his way,” says Collins. “I want my kids to be able to enjoy the same benefits of being entertained by The Donald that I had.” Collins believes that the country has been going downhill ever since 2010, when ‘The Apprentice’ was cancelled, although he believes that Trump’s recent presence on popular media during the campaign is a sign that things are on the right track again.
“He’s kicking people out of his rallies who don’t agree with him, he’s saying he’s going to torture people, he’s feuding with every media outlet — even with Fox News! He’s making it up as he goes along, and he’s still winning. It’s such great TV! You almost want him to end a debate by turning to Ben Carson and saying, ‘You’re fired!‘”
“What he’s doing,” Collins continues, “is restoring America to the kind of can’t-look-away television that our country used to lead the world in. If he gets elected, think about it — every day in the Oval Office will be like a Trump reality show. It’ll be like the golden days of 2004.”
Current president Barack Obama, in Collins’s opinion, has led the country down the wrong path. Although conceding that “at least [former White House Chief of Staff] Rahm Emanuel would give people the finger and curse them out once in a while,” Collins believes a lot of voters are fed up with their leaders not living up to the ideals set by their reality TV entertainers. “He [Obama] just sort of soberly considers the biggest questions facing our nation,” says Collins, “and then responds with answers that reference the nuances of running a large, diverse country. It’s incredibly boring. That’s not the America I grew up in.”
When asked who he thought would be a good vice presidential running mate for Mr. Trump, Collins immediately considered another big media personality who might help restore America to its former reality show glory.
“I think Simon Cowell would be a perfect Vice President. Too bad he’s not an American. Although come to think of it, that didn’t stop Obama, did it?”