Donald Trump vs Bernie Sanders

By: Al Pendergast

This is Super Tuesday in Missouri and I had the pleasure of watching Ted Cruz and Donald Trump speak. I also had the pleasure of going to the political rallies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Now I have been casually following the politicians, but until recently I have not heard them actually speak. There are many news articles about all of these politicians that I have followed and read, but there is nothing like actually listening to them live. Especially since I have only ever heard quotes taken out of context. The main thing I noticed was how similar Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders speak in public. They both are known for rallying people to their sides and known for being very charismatic. They are also known for being very liberal and conservative. Listening to them separately I was very moved by both their speech patterns, because of their passion and the passion of the crowds. While they are opposites on the political spectrums they are also very similar in how they present themselves to the public. So I decided to do more research after going to the rally for Bernie Sanders on March 14, 2016. I went to politifacts.com, which my professors in College use to fact check different people in the news and politics. I found Bernie Sanders tends to have a pretty even number of comments between true and false, but has no pants on fire ratings. Unlike Trump has a majority of false reports. Now this confused me a bit until I listened to even more of Trumps and Bernie’s speeches. Like I said they are very similar in how they speak, then after listening to more speeches I looked at the pool of supporters. Bernie has many millennials and minority groups following him while Trump has middle class white people as his followers. That is where the difference truly lies. Millennials are very socialists in how they want complete equality in every aspect of life typically unlike middle class individuals who have a solid career and would like to keep their life very comfortable. This is all based on their bases income and life style. Also the other thing that is very similar about these two politician bases. Bernie has followers that are very politically right while Donald has followers that are very politically left. So we have two opposite politicians who bases are very radical in both sides of the field in many cases. Also Donald Trump follows a speak first and apologize later style of speech. This may be because he has spent decades building up his character or it could be because he was on the apprentice and learned the best way to act on media. So while they are very similar in their portrayal on television, because of their base support, they are very different in how they show that persona. sure of going to the political rallies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Now I have been casually following the politicians, but until recently I have not heard them actually speak. There are many news articles about all of these politicians that I have followed and read, but there is nothing like actually listening to them live. Especially since I have only ever heard quotes taken out of context. The main thing I noticed was how similar Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders speak in public. They both are known for rallying people to their sides and known for being very charismatic. They are also known for being very liberal and conservative. Listening to them separately I was very moved by both their speech patterns, because of their passion and the passion of the crowds. While they are opposites on the political spectrums they are also very similar in how they present themselves to the public. So I decided to do more research after going to the rally for Bernie Sanders on March 14, 2015. I went to politifacts.com, which my professors in College use to fact check different people in the news and politics. I found Bernie Sanders tends to have a pretty even number of comments between true and false, but has no pants on fire ratings. Unlike Trump has a majority of false reports. Now this confused me a bit until I listened to even more of Trumps and Bernie’s speeches. Like I said they are very similar in how they speak, then after listening to more speeches I looked at the pool of supporters. Bernie has many millennials and minority groups following him while Trump has middle class white people as his followers. That is where the difference truly lies. Millennials are very socialists in how they want complete equality in every aspect of life typically unlike middle class individuals who have a solid career and would like to keep their life very comfortable. This is all based on their bases income and life style. Also the other thing that is very similar about these two politician bases. Bernie has followers that are very politically right while Donald has followers that are very politically left. So we have two opposite politicians who bases are very radical in both sides of the field in many cases. Also Donald Trump follows a speak first and apologize later style of speech. This may be because he has spent decades building up his character or it could be because he was on the apprentice and learned the best way to act on media. So while they are very similar in their portrayal on television, because of their base support, they are very different in how they show that persona.

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