How Reality TV Helped Donald Trump to Become a President?

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Donald Trump first showed up in the 1970s. He appeared to be a shabby, unattractive American in a suit with the wrong size. For a considerable length of time, he was a reference lurking around the edges of American culture, appearing in scenes of ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. He was such a cartoonish presence. When writers joked about somebody ridiculous getting to be president, they considered him. The Simpsons broadly clowned about a Trump administration in 2000. In ‘Back to the Future II’ , Biff transforms Hill Valley into a horrible form of Las Vegas, an oppressed world the motion picture’s screenwriter as of late conceded depended on what life would resemble under Trump. They released the movie in 1989.

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Presently, Donald Trump is elected as president.

There are a lot of reasons why the people elected Trump. However, nothing could have happened without the rising of reality TV. It turned out that his unorthodox campaign truly worked. The reality TV legitimized Trump and used his campaign to his advantage.

Some people find that reality TV is entertaining, but also trashy and lascivious. Reality TV shows such as ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Here comes Honey Boo Boo’ showed us that the more stupid or strange the stars acted, the more money they made. Americans respect the wealth. Hence, nowadays if a show or reality star is famous and productive, it’s enough for them to take them seriously.

Trump benefited from reality TV a lot.

One thing is for sure, reality TV spared his reputation. Before appearing on The Apprentice, he was essentially known for his failed marriages, bankruptcy, and business disappointments. He was popular, but not respected—perfect for reality TV.

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The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice helped Trump to gain power in the business world, a part that was strengthened by his catchphrase, “You’re fired.” From the beginning, they introduced him as “having everything”— planes, limos, yachts, resorts, a hot spouse. The candidates appeared to be awed by him. They didn’t just want to work for him; they wanted to be him. He over and again said that he picked up accomplishment through the “art of the deal,” suggesting that his wealth had nothing to do with originating from a rich family, but hard work, talent, and business smart. The show displayed that others could have it all too, but only if they work hard enough and know Trump’s trick.

The new reputation as a successful businessman was essential in his campaign. If he wasn’t on The Apprentice, he wouldn’t have possessed the capacity to persuade anybody that he could “make an arrangement” with different nations as president. If we didn’t see him as a judge of the business world, we wouldn’t have seen him as a serious president candidate. Indeed, even his catchphrase worked to support him. “. Trump over and over said that he would do the same in Washington.

Trump used the same TV tropes in his campaign as far back as 20 years.

At the end of the day, he used catchphrases: “Make America Great Again,” “Build the Wall, “We Don’t Have a Country.”Also, he used racial sensitivities much like a producer. From The Real World on, reality television has given individuals a role as models: the Virgin, the Racist, the Angry Black Person. They’re altered to sort and urged to battle with each other. Trump developed comparative accounts, introducing his rivals as scoundrels by calling them names—Crooked Hillary, Lying Ted—and offending them so explicitly that they weren’t certain how to respond.

The key to remain on TV is to carry on, say unbelievable things, and break the rules.

As a result, Trump demonstrated that governmental issues now work in the same way. The media reacted to his jokes with happiness and gave him innumerable hours of free introduction. Individuals began pulling for him to win. Americans adapted to react to the flashiest identity and to compare bare aspiration with insight, assurance, and solid qualities. Trump suited that precisely. Like an arrogant character on a reality rivalry, he bets on American regard for a maverick and avoided the rules of decency. He should have been yelling that old reality television phrase, “I’m not here to make friends.”

With Donald Trump as president, the reality TV culture has become too mainstream.

As a country, we’re currently making the most ludicrous adaptations of ourselves. According to Dan Greaney, the Simpsons writer, a Trump presidency would be predictable with the vision of America going crazy. Well, it’s currently happening. Reality television has moved into our politics and our lives. Clashes that used to be just on TV are now everywhere.

We should rethink about this harmless entertainment. As much as the TV appears to be senseless and trite, it could also be persuasive. We have to question ourselves whether we want the television entertainment to become our lives.


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