Introducing a New Political Theory- The Trump Paradox

Introducing a New Political Theory- The Trump Paradox

By Abdulkabir Olatunji

I have postulated a new political theory, it is called the “Trump Paradox” and it works this way: the more you attack and seek to expose the flaws of an unorthodox political candidate, the more he is likely to win.

The classic example here is Donald Trump winning the Republican primaries and then going on to defeat Hilary Clinton in 2016.

Barack Obama also benefitted from this theory in 2008 disrupting the Democratic establishment and then going on to win the general election.

Nigeria’s current president, Muhammadu Buhari is also likely to benefit from the Trump Paradox in 2019 should he run. Although he is a politician, he is an unconventional and unorthodox one. He is often willing to sidestep political norms to achieve his objectives based on strong convictions. A few examples are the 6 month delay in appointing Ministers and the insistence on placing security concerns above the judiciary which is as controversial as you can get.

If this theory is going to be proved right, the more the President’s opponents seek to expose his shortcomings or weaknesses, the more he is likely to succeed in the next election.

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