Am I CUSU’s Trump? It depends.

The Tab has apparently noticed some parallels between Donald Trump’s and my campaign (live blog here). Since I’ve promised that I will take the student press seriously and engage with it, here’s my take on that suggestion.

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How my campaign is like Trump’s:

  • We’re both of German ancestry, maybe that explains why we’re both so hard working
  • We’re both getting a lot of media attention (check out my post here for more detail)
  • Trump says what he thinks, so do I frequently
  • The establishment was very critical of whether Trump could ever win, same for me (e.g. The Tab’s editor Xavier Bisits)
  • We both boast of our extensive experience in getting things done (though I’m not so sure that’s actually true in Donald’s case)
  • Trump gets a lot of hate, so do I (though the hate against me is often completely unjustified)
  • We both don’t really give a shit about election rules
  • We both feel the need to trump-et our achievements (Courtesy of Nick R.)

How my campaign is not like Trump’s:

  • I’m reasonable, Trump is crazy, a racist and many more things I’m definitely not
  • The American people are clearly very different from Cambridge students
  • He’s never had political office, I’ve had plenty of experience
  • Trump holds a number of very weird political positions, I don’t. I’m right in the middle of the spectrum.
  • He’s ruthless towards other candidates, I’m not.

Ways in which the parallels are yet to be decided

  • People were not convinced Trump could win, can I?

If you have any further ideas of parallels or differences, feel free to contact me via cr492@cam.ac.uk or my anonymous contact form.

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