The only thing worse than Donald Trump’s hair is his racist, sexist, and asinine remarks. It seems as though all of Trump’s supporters argue that even though he is an asshole, he’s an honest asshole and that defines his character. However, whatever way you spin it, Donald Trump is a racist public figure who employs scare tactics to sway the public to his liking.
For starters, Donald Trump has been quoted as saying, “laziness is a trait in blacks.”
As the king of generalizations and dangerous stereotypes, Donald Trump openly stated something that only he could shamelessly concede. Mr Trump said that African-American youth had reached “a point where they’ve just about never done more poorly, there’s no spirit, there’s killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places.”
Not only this, but there is also his most famous line, perhaps the line that will resonate even after his legacy:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with [them]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.“
Yet, reverting to Donald being an honest asshole, he at least isn’t on the Koch brother’s payroll, which is exactly what Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker demonstrate when they are expected to attend an event associated with the “Koch brothers and many other wealthy conservatives planning to spend close to $1 billion in the run-up to the 2016 election.”
However, ignorance is perhaps the most powerful aspect to Donald Trump winning the presidency. It’s as if everyone just assumes that the four aforementioned hopefuls are the only ones running for president. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, peradventure not as astronomically represented in the media, has some favorable qualities linked to his character. Perhaps he is not as proactive and progressive as many would like; however, he was the first hopeful to speak out against the injustice surrounding Sandra Bland. Moreover, he has maintained a strong view on the abuse of women having stated:
“The Violence Against Women Act has been extremely successful in Vermont and across the country. While the incidence of domestic violence has been reduced, too many women and girls are still suffering from domestic violence and sexual abuse. I applaud Sen. Leahy for leading the effort to reauthorize this extremely important law.”
To automatically assume that because Donald Trump is candid about his views makes him a suitable candidate should not engender Americans to believe he is the only candidate candid about views. He’s generalized African-Americans, Mexicans, and politicians. It seems as though his greatest talent is disseminating fear into the American society.
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