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GOP ‘ill-equipped’ to handle Donald Trump: Analyst

The US Republican Party has been incapable of handling Donald Trump who was formally announced as the nominee of the party in the 2016 presidential election, says a political analyst.

Trump clinched the nomination on the second day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday.

“The Republican Party establishment was ill-equipped to handle him and had grown so disconnected from its base, from its members that Mr. Trump’s victory was a foregone conclusion,” Rodney Martin, a former US congressional staffer, told Press TV on Wednesday.

However, Martin said that Trump will not introduce a “great change” to the status quo.  “Trump has been trumpeting,” he added.

“We’ll see some gross disappointment, what is scary will be his complete ignorance in the area of foreign policy and his complete ignorance of social policy and his complete narrow-mindedness of the diversity of America” as a multi-cultural nation, he noted.

“I think in the areas of foreign policy and world peace, Mr. Trump will overplay and use the military to prove his manhood on the world stage and at home his domestic policies will be horrific to the poor and to the marginalized, and his promises of jobs will be farcical and will only benefit the upper class,” Martin stated.

He also blamed the rise of Trump on the “failure of the Democratic Party” and President Barack Obama which “left millions of Americans out in the cold.”

Trump is set to formally accept the nomination during a speech at the convention on Thursday.

The real estate mogul will now have to face his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to win the white House in a national vote in November.

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