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Abrasive, blunt and callous are words that normally wouldn't be used to describe a president of the United States, but, perhaps, America would be wise to make an exception.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know these adjectives have been used in reference to Donald Trump, real estate mogul and current frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the upcoming 2016 election.
No stranger to unwanted attention, Trump recently made the front pages of numerous media outlets yet again, after his first appearance in the GOP debate.
Moderated by a panel that included Megyn Kelly, it appeared as though Fox News had a hidden agenda to shrink the seemingly insurmountable gap between Trump and his closest adversary, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, by making him the target of the debate via relentless verbal jabs.
In comparison, the other Republican presidential candidates enjoyed straightforward questions from all three moderators, to which they had free-flowing answers. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the perfect example.
Fox News, a self-proclaimed "fair and balanced" outlet, was arguably the opposite of what it represents and, as a result, the recipient of some backlash after its dubious line of questioning toward Donald Trump.
In all fairness, Trump has never been one to hold back his public opinions of others. Evidently, Kelly and the rest of the panel thought it was grounds for testing Trump's credibility and fortitude.
Trump's behavior on social media, albeit reprehensible, was one of the major focal points of Kelly's debate questions.
She specifically addressed Trump's lack of respect towards women by quoting some of his infamous tweets.
The sabotage continued when Kelly, unconvinced that Trump is, in fact, a Republican, questioned his allegiance to the right-winged party.
This, of course, was a no-brainer, due to the fact that Trump himself refused to pledge his support to the eventual Republican nominee in case he would not be chosen.
Trump was forced to play defense once again when moderator Chris Wallace addressed his past economic woes, namely the four times Trump's businesses went bankrupt.
As if the party on Trump wasn't over, he was grilled about his earlier comments regarding both immigration and healthcare.
Meanwhile, all other candidates seemed to be enjoying the spotlight with little to no hesitation in their deliveries.
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
At the end of the day, I'm going to want a president who isn't meek, laid-back and complacent.
Our country requires someone who is proud to represent the red, white and blue, and who isn't afraid of saying what many of us are already thinking.
There's a reason Trump is leading in the polls; his "leave no stone unturned" approach to politics is resonating with the American people.
When most polls reveal Donald Trump is ahead of the pack because of his "celebrity" status, it is safe to say the man is pressing an American public that is sick and tired of the prototypical, over-promising and under-delivering politician.
Let's get one thing straight here: Donald Trump is not a politician, and if you were to ask him, he wouldn't want to be labeled as one, either.
Trump is using decorative language not because he lacks vocabulary, but because it gets your attention. Now that he has it, he's bringing forth some very important points to the table.
As far as turning the economy around, there is arguably no other candidate on either side more capable of rebooting our finances.
It's true: Trump's businesses have, indeed, filed for bankruptcy four times. Is that grounds for quitting? Not for this guy.
Trump has come back stronger than ever, and he now boasts a net worth of more than $4 billion.
That kind of resourcefulness is an essential quality of a president worthy of living in the White House.
Competition Is His Nature
Author of "The Art of the Deal," it is necessary to read between the lines of Trump's unpolished, yet effective, means of communication.
He regularly has used the phrase America "can't win anymore."
Trump is a proven winner, and his fighting spirit is showing no signs of wavering. Moreover, he hasn't discarded the possibility of running as an independent, in case he doesn't win the Republican nomination.
It would be easy to just throw in the towel after a conservative has been chosen, but Trump's will to win knows no bounds.
Donald Trump doesn't lack confidence, and even he knows that running as an independent will give him a second wind.
You'd be lying if you told me you wouldn't want a president who thinks highly of the people that elect him, and wants the best for you.
Trump's flamboyant nature is the reason why he's surging, and the more he speaks, the wider the eyes of the American people become.
This is a wake-up call, folks. It may be a rude one to many, but it's a much-needed slap in the face of American politics.
And guess what? It's working.
It Is Time For A Real Change
So why is it so easy to label Donald Trump a flash in the pan for having a different vision for the United States?
We're not talking about a career politician here. We're talking about a man who can definitely talk the talk, but has a proven track record of getting things done.
At the end of the day, isn't that what we want out of a commander-in-chief?
It's no surprise Trump's presence at the GOP debate broke ratings records; he is speaking in a way nobody throughout our history has even dared to.
Trump is drawing comparisons to Ronald Reagan, by former New York Gov. Rudy Giuliani. That tells me he must be doing something right.
Folks, I know Donald Trump is a little rough around the edges and a work-in-progress.
Let's get one thing straight here: Trump was never trained in the art of politics. He doesn't give you the famous Clinton Thumb when he's addressing a crowd.
He's never going to be "politically correct," and Trump is right when he says that, as a country, we can't afford to be anymore.
As of right now, I cannot scroll through my Facebook or Twitter feeds without seeing an article referencing Donald Trump, and I'm okay with that.
The reason is because I feel we're at least giving the guy a thorough screening, and he's on everyone's radar.
If Donald Trump is as serious as he says he is about becoming the next president of the United States, he should do whatever it takes to make a difference in our country.
Win or lose, you'd be hard-pressed to keep Trump out of the loop. If he's still around by election time, watch out.
I have yet to see a candidate as hungry to make America great again as Donald Trump.