Are We That Blind?

Seeing Donald Trump run for president makes it seem as though anyone can run for president. I have yet to see Donald Trump do a speech, and actually tell us how he plans to “Make America Great” as he says. Every time I just happen to catch him on television, he is always insulting someone whether a political figure, veteran, minorities, or even a reporter with a disability. Not to mention the man even claimed to not know about the Ku Klux Klan, after former leader David Duke endorsed him, but that’s a whole different topic. I mean really? who doesn’t know about the Ku Klux Klan? Is this seriously the man that will possibly be our next President of the United States? Are you kidding me? This seriously has to be a bad dream! How can a man that promotes so much hatred, racism, and no agenda to back up his words be so far in getting elected? Are we that blind, or are Donald Trump’s views a reflection of what the average American thinks deep down?

What simply gets old to me is seeing him insult other people, and countries, which according to “The New York Times” he has insulted a total of 258 on Twitter alone. A few of those names include President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders. One thing that simply got old very quick was turning my television channel, and seeing Donald Trump’s attacking words on someone who chose not to support him. It’s very sick to see, and can you imagine someone like that as our President of the United States.

Donald Trump has insulted military veterans. As a veteran myself; serving 12 years in the military his insults really boil my blood, such as his claim to have sacrificed as much as fallen soldiers. In the interview Donald Trump compared his business success to those who have sacrificed their lives in battle for their country, but that’s not all! How can we not forget insults on John McCain, saying that “He’s not a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured”. Just imagine what it would be like having Donald Trump as our President of the United States.

For me as an African American male, I don’t feel very comfortable with the possibility of having someone like this as our next President of the United States. From my view this man puts minorities in a whole different category compared to Caucasians, and it stinks! Donald Trump doesn’t even know how to address minorities; so how does he expect to help minorities. All minorities are to Donald Trump, are just votes to get him into office, and he’ll make any promise to get that minority vote.

One thing that really dropped my jaw is when Donald Trump mocked a New York Times reporter that suffers from a chronic condition. That was flat out, not cool, and not very leader like! What’s sad, is that these disrespects are blatant, and viral, but yet there are still many that support Donald Trump, after these antics. All I can really say is that, if this man gets elected as President of the United States, God help us all, because we will need it!

 

REFERENCES

LEE, J. C., & KEVIN QUEALY, K. (2016, August 22). The 258 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List – The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html?_r=1

Easley, J. (2016, July 30). Donald Trump Insults Vets By Claiming He Sacrifices As Much As Fallen Soldiers. Retrieved from http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/30/trump-insults-military-claiming-sacrifices-fallen-soldiers.html

Ortiz, E. (2015, July 18). ‘He’s Not a War Hero’: Donald Trump Mocks John McCain’s Service – NBC News. Retrieved from http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hes-not-war-hero-donald-trump-mocks-john-mccains-service-n394391

Kopan, T. (2015, November 29). 10 times Donald Trump insulted groups this fall. Retrieved November 08, 2016, from http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/27/politics/donald-trump-insults-groups-list/index.html

Waldman, P. (2016, August 24). Donald Trump’s new plea to minorities: You’re pathetic, so vote for me. Retrieved November 08, 2016, from http://theweek.com/articles/644560/donald-trumps-new-plea-minorities-youre-pathetic-vote

Trump mocks reporter with disability – CNN Video. (n.d.). Retrieved November 08, 2016, from http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/11/26/donald-trump-mocks-reporter-with-disability-berman-sot-ac.cnn

Qiu, L. (2016, March 02). Donald Trump’s absurd claim that he knows nothing about former KKK leader David Duke. Retrieved August 01, 2016, from http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/mar/02/donald-trump/trumps-absurd-claim-he-knows-nothing-about-former-/

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