As 2016 approaches, Republicans are salivating over the hopes and dreams that Hillary Clinton will be defeated by someone the Republicans select to run against her. Per usual, the Republican side of the aisle is a hot mess. They have candidates on top of candidates, sitting on top of candidates. They have everyone from pastors to celebrities looking to run for POTUS; it’s like Gary Coleman and pornographic actresses running against Arnold in California. It stands out as a huge joke. The craziest punchline, however, is actually in one of the Republicans’ most serious presidential prospects: Donald Trump.
Trump is someone the entire world knows, and thus the entire world knows that he’s a blowhard in a bad hairpiece. Even still, some misguided Republicans out there actually believe the man would make a great president. Oh, those poor, lost people. It’s hard to be angry at people you should probably feel sorry for. Since Republicans cannot seem to figure these things out for themselves, let’s examine some reasons why Donald Trump would be a horrific president and actually harm America indefinitely.
Ten Reasons to Not Elect Donald Trump
1: The Man is a Jest
Donald Trump is not a serious political figure who commands respect. He’s a joke, a bad one at that, who hosts a television show and builds crappy hotels and ugly golf courses. He’s the punchline of the world, quite literally, as he was once the honorary punching bag of a celebrity roast. He has no shame and even less professionalism. Donald Trump as president makes the whole of America look like a joke.
2: His “Values” are Actually Bigoted
Many Republicans are seal-clapping in anticipation that a religious conservative will actually get to have his views forced upon America. For the rest of us, however, this is a scary prospect. Trump believes marriage to be between one man and one woman, which means he’s openly bigoted against the LGBT community and the rights of same-sex couples. Donald Trump as president sends America’s progress back 50 years!
3: He’s Not the Business Genius People Believe
“But Trump is a billionaire businessman,” people scream. True, but a couple of points here. (a) He inherited his wealth from a father who made a name for himself. (b) Most of his money today comes by way of his celebrity, not his business acumen. (c) He has filed bankruptcy multiple times, which means he’s make horrible decisions and has gone broke – more than once. Can America afford bankruptcy?
4: He’s Too Cocky to Help America
Trump is so self assured that he makes Napoleon looks like he wasn’t entirely sure of himself. He’s far too self-important to ever be an effective politician, much less the POTUS. In foreign peace talks, the man would probably stand up and walk out, throwing a tantrum if people didn’t agree with him. And sorry, Donald, but you cannot fire the leaders of other nations! What will he do, besides whine like a toddler?
5: He’s Not Intelligent Enough
Trump did attend the Wharton School and went to Penn, so he’s not unlettered. However, when it comes to knowledge outside of business (which has still failed him more than once), he’s really painfully lacking. He knows nothing of science or mathematics and thus doesn’t lend any credence to stem cell research and other scientific advancements. With the way his mind works, he would simply re-inflate the housing bubble and hope that it held this time.
6: He’s Uninformed on Key Positions
The most glaring here would be that Trump was the ringleader of the Obama’s-not-a-citizen crazies. But he also seems to know next to nothing about how sanctions on nations work, evidenced by his screaming for “more sanctions” and “more sanctions,” without ever addressing any positives or negatives from these “sanctions” whatsoever. He just likes saying the word, but he doesn’t know what it means.
7: He Has a Greedmonger’s Spirit
America has been making strides toward social justice and leveling an uneven playing field for nearly a decade now. Trump, with his ultra-capitalistic beliefs, threatens to rip away welfare monies and job programs and education funding in favor of more of a meme-style of American living; e.g. “pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” Easier to do when one can afford bootstraps! Trump’s greedy spirit will cripple the poor.
8: He May In Fact Be a Racist
Not only has Trump said on Twitter that blacks and Latinos commit most crime in America, but he’s also on record saying that we should be giving Europeans access to America and a path to citizenship, but not Latinos south of our American/Mexican border. Why, Donald? Why does he seem to have disdain for racial minorities? We’re not saying he is a racist, but it smells, walks, quacks and swims like a duck. You do the math.
9: He Has a Shady Character
Donald Trump is not a man of high moral character. He recently left Scottish citizens homeless in order to build a golf course, bulldozing their lands and displacing proud residents of the nation. And he’s done the same to minority communities by destroying their areas for hotels and casinos. Plus he has spoken out repeatedly against affordable health care for American citizens who are poor. His morality meter’s needle is too low to read; his character is as shady as it gets.
10: He’s Far Too Impulsive
Trump is a man of more base desires and vainglorious pursuits. He’s been known to have Sean Penn-like outbursts, and the biggest part of his multiple bankruptcies was because of his impulsive behaviors leading to bad investments and overspending. An American President cannot afford to be so impulsive. A President needs to be measured and calculated and willing to compromise. These words do not exist in Trump’s vocabulary.
This list could have gone on for at least 50 solid reasons, but listed above are the top ten why Trump should never be America’s President. We cannot afford to have a guy like him in our highest office.