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PopWrapped | Politics

Is There A Parallel Between Donald Trump And Bill Clinton?

Mary Kiser | PopWrapped Author

Mary Kiser

Updated 01/17/2017 1:13pm
Is There A Parallel Between Donald Trump And Bill Clinton? | Bill Clinton
Media Courtesy of The Independent

Since the presidential race commenced, President-elect Donald Trump was a superstar. Even his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, was dumbstruck by his presence. News outlets were fascinated by him; his supporters were inspired by him; his critics were stunned by him. As he bashed the Clinton dynasty, the irony flourished. He lambasted Bill Clinton, but Trump’s own flaws eventually seeped through the cracks. They made waves, too.

Scandals have rocked Trump’s empire, since the inauguration of his popular program The Apprentice. However, hookers, hackers, and Trump were never in bed together -- at least not publicly -- until now. The American public’s consensus remained divided. While people questioned Trump’s reliability, a two-way trip down memory lane presented itself.

In 1998, Bill Clinton was almost impeached. His liaison with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, shook the country's core. Aside from the clandestine affair, several women accused him of inappropriate behavior. His marriage survived, but his career floundered. Clinton infamously replied, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." He continued his term, but distrust forever marred his reputation.

Almost two weeks into the new year, and men and women witnessed a repeat. Trump berated Clinton for his mistakes, yet Trump fell victim to his own infidelities. Even his Twitter account failed to save him.

He ranted, "I win an election easily, a great 'movement' is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state! Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"

As the 45th President of the United States, Trump hadn't represented his title well. Like Clinton, Trump lied and cheated. Instead of unrelenting criticism, he should learn from historical blunders. If Trump doesn't, then Congress just might exclaim, "You're fired!"

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