Up to the beginning of the Republic convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I, as most people worldwide, was holding to a shred of hope that the American Republican Party would come into its own sense and find a logical and legal means to replace Donald Trump with a reasonably tolerant and reconciliatory candidate for the American presidency election that will be held on November 8th, 2016. However, the official nomination of Mr. Trump during the convention shattered the hopes of sensible people everywhere.

History will mark that day as a sad event for democracy and peace. Nevertheless, some optimistic individuals are still holding a glimpse of hope that Mr. Trump will be decidedly defeated by Hilary Clinton. However, we must be realistic enough to consider the fact that Mr. Trump may become the next American president.

Mr. Michael Moore, the liberal filmmaker, predicted that Trump will win the November election to become the new occupant of the oval office in the white house. He emphasized the fact that most people who hold reservations about the logic in having a president who, so far, offended Muslims, Mexicans, women and the Chinese people, as the president of a country that claims to be the most democratic and tolerant society in the world, live inside a shield of denial. They can not grasp the concept of seeing someone like Trump as their president.

Up to the beginning of 2016, people took Trump as the joke of the election season bearing in mind that he indicated in previous elections that he would enter or entered the race but withdrew at the last minute. His entrance to the presidential race was an eternal source of ridicule to the hosts of the American television shows.

Who could have imagined that he would earn enough votes to be officially declared as the Republican nominee for the presidency? However, here we are facing that ludicrous concept of seeing him defeat all attempts to dump him to win the nomination.

Most people thought that they were living a horrible nightmare hearing him uttering divisive statements that offended most decent people including the citizens of the USA.

How did that happen? He referred to use rhetorical statements such as “Let us make America great again”, “Let us keep America safe”, “Let us send all Hispanic people to their countries”, “I will ban Muslims from entering the USA” and “Let take a tough stand against China in trade issues” to recruit those who felt insecure regarding their safety under the presidency of Barack Obama.

He used the tragic events that took place during the election year to convince the weak and vulnerable that his presidency will restore order and eliminate tragic events to keep them safe.

It is logical to assume that the Muslim countries will reciprocate by banning Americans from entering their nations, which may lead to isolating Americans from the rest of the world.

Despite despising his divisive ideas and views, one must admit that he had enough resources at his disposal to employ devious strategies to gather enough delegates to win the nomination of the Republican Party.

Some of the objective and neutral political observers suggest that he may refer to the same strategies that helped him to win the nomination, to gather enough votes to win the presidency.

Political analysts emphasize the fact that despite the liberal views of Americans, they may be reluctant to elect a woman to be their next president. All the black spots in the history of the Clintons such as the Benghazi incident, Bill’s affairs and the issue of using personal emails to deal with national diplomatic issues could lead some Americans to believe that Trump, despite all of his shortcomings, a viable alternative to Hilary Clinton.

That for sure would be a nightmare that could last for the next four years. Under his presidency, relations with China and other countries will deteriorate. With all his intolerance toward women, Hispanics and Muslims, he may lead the USA into a society filled with chaos and turmoil that could be heading toward disastrous civil war.

What can we do to prevent that from happening? Unfortunately, it is not up to us. It is up to the American people. However, we must encourage our citizens who hold the right to vote in the USA to be conscientious enough to use their privilege to support the other candidate.

We hope that, for the sake of peaceful existence and prosperous future for people worldwide, Americans would take few moments to reflect upon the consequences of having Trump as their future president prior to voting for him.

Author's Bio: 

Holding an honorary professorship from China, Sava Hassan is a Canadian author, poet and educator. He had published three books and wrote numerous articles in various topics in Canada, USA and China. For a year, he was writing an advice column for a major English magazine in China. Sava, occasionally, writes articles for several Chinese English Newspapers. He won several writing awards including five from China.