After Day of Ridicule Donald Nominated

GOP delegates nominate Donald J. Trump for president July 19, 2016. Photo Credits: ABC News
GOP delegates nominate Donald J. Trump for president July 19, 2016.
Photo Credits: ABC News

After a day of social media ridicule real estate Mogul Donald J. Trump has done the improbable. Donald Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee for President. Social media was abuzz over what appears to be the best job of plagiarism, by Melania Trump, this side of a high school term paper.

Nothing and I mean nothing has been able to unlodge him from atop the GOP tent. No insult, no distortion of the truth, no flat out lie, not even theft of intellectual property by his wife, Melania Trump, has tarnished his appeal to primarily white Americans who are fed up with the Obama narrative of “One America.”

The Donald started out polling less than ten percent, but after the first debate, his bombastic insults hurled towards Mexicans and women during their menstrual cycle catapulted him into first place. He has never relinquished that position.

During the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump had the most disastrous convention since the 1972 Democratic Convention when the Democrats nominated Thomas Eagleton for Vice President over convention whispers that Eagleton had been hospitalized three times in the 1960s for depression. Seventeen days after the convention, George McGovern reluctantly accepted Eagleton’s withdrawal from the contest.

Back in the old days a candidate had to be squeaky clean, or at the very minimum, they had to be able to hide their dirty laundry out of the public view. Even the hint of a possible scandal lurking down the road would kill a prospective nominee.

This was all in the pre-Donald Trump era of presidential politics. Had the same rules applied in the minds of the American people this year as in the past, Trump would have been history after the first Republican debate last summer. Instead, he is poised to become the 45th president of the United States of America. Only the first woman in history to receive a major party nomination, Hillary Clinton, is standing in his way.

The Trumps and Clintons have a long personal history. Their retorts thus far, suggest that the families fell out of favor with each other over some matter that has not surfaced to this point. Their past friendship will make this one nasty mud slinging presidential contest.

Hold onto your hats, lady and gents, Trump is making a move on his most expensive real estate acquisition (The White House) to date.

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist, the author of Paper puzzle and Justice in the Round. He can be contacted at


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Harold Michael Harvey is a Past President of The Gate City Bar Association and is the recipient of the Association’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award. He is the author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, and a two-time winner of Allvoices’ Political Pundit Prize. His work has appeared in Facing South, The Atlanta Business Journal, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Black Colleges Nines, and Medium.