In every four years, citizens of United States of America choose their president by presidential election.Each party selects one candidate to become the president.This is an 10 month long process in which the candidates creates their own campaign.In 2016,Donald Trump ran for president as a Republican candidate and Hillary Clinton runned for president as Democrat candidate.
They both started an election campaign in order to gain votes from all around of United States.In order to do so,they both followed similar propagandas such as videos,social media and website..Even though both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton followed similar propaganda sources,their use of media and the messages they delivered were different;Donald Trump focuses on fears and anxieties by blaming specific ethnic groups,Hillary focuses on reliance and safety. Trough his campaign,Donald Trump mostly focused on immigrants and minorities of America .
Trump and his followers believe that immigrants use resources and damage the economy while bringing crime and violence (Balie) .Even though by saying immigrants he talks about all of the ethnicities,he spesifically targets Mexicans and Muslims.In his campaign,Donald Trump shared a tv ad which directly targets Muslims in America.In the ad ,first scene is a shot of Obama and Hillary Clinton.
A battleship launches a cruise missile strike which goes to the border of USA and Mexico.In the border there are terrorist attacks. A narrator starts to talk in the background saying that Trump will shutdown of muslims entering United States.The narrator continues to speak by saying Trump will cut off the head ISIS and stop illegal immigration by building a wall.(Rucker) Firstly,this ad blames muslims for all of the terror attacks which is one of the main concerns of Americans.
By showing the border of mexico and America,he blames Mexicans too.As a solution to the terrorism,the video offers to deport all of them.Even though it’s the immigrants who got blamed mainly,Donald Trump also targets his opponent Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama.
It shows that they are aware of the terror attacks and have done nothing to stop it.In this ad it can be clearly seen that Donald Trump uses a propaganda in which he offers a explaining to the problems that worries American citizens by mentioning that these problems have simpler solutions. The explanation is that other groups which he believes are malevolent are responsible for the issues of America.He suggests the solution for the problems is to choose him for president and he find the solution for the problem by eliminating the groups.