Donald Trump may be one of the most outspoken candidates for the presidential elections thus far; however, the words that come out are derogatory and full of hate. He has stayed in the media and continues to surge despite a large sway of dismay towards him. I’ve had enough of Trump and I know many feel the same way towards the candidate.
Trump is doing well in the polls because he has no ties to the current political system. Like Ben Carson, with his medical background, this lack of prior involvement in politics brings comfort for people seeking change. For those who support Trump, they see someone with no connection to the current issues they are frustrated with, allowing him to look like the best option possible.
During his most recent act via Twitter on Nov. 3, he retweeted a series of photographs which depicted Jeb Bush and read “ADIOS, JEB aka JOSÉ!” The photographs show Bush wearing a sombrero while playing a guitar next to a cactus, a swastika, and photoshopped as Forrest Gump.
Not a stranger to Twitter, Trump also reheated a feud with Megyn Kelly of Fox News. The morning of Nov. 4, he tweeted “Isn’t it terrible that @megynkelly use a poll not used before (I.B.D.) when I was down, but refuses to use it now when I am up?”
In response, Megyn Kelly tweeted “@realDonaldTrump – Facts matter.” Kelly also responded to the obscene comments directed towards her after she questioned Trump about his treatment toward women by stating, “Trump will not apologize, and I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism.”
Trump is also known for his past statements in various debates where his hurtful, derogatory words were left to resonate in the minds of the American people. Some are in favor of Trumps views, but more often than not, most wish that he had not entered the presidential election. Trump has continually cut off people speaking, calling them naïve or telling them to not be naïve. He has stated that “our country’s going to hell.”
Trump claims that he’s concerned about everything in terms of the United States, but from what he talks about, all he seems concerned with is spitting rude remarks towards women, the Hispanic population in the United States, and anyone else that veers away from his picture-perfect view of his utopic American society.
“I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the presidency,” said Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.org and past political contributor for CNN. “But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.”
Conservatives such as Erikson have been veering farther and farther away from Trump’s candidacy ever since his obscene comments towards Kelly back in August.
The fact of the matter is Trump has done nothing but shine a negative light on himself by verbally attacking people and being a misogynistic, self-absorbed man of the “upper class” who ultimately cares about how much money is in his wallet. Albeit, countless amounts people continue to follow him and believe his views are what America is. I strongly believe in the notion “to each their own,” but I also believe that every person in the United States deserves to be equally cared for and should have a president who cares for them just as much as they care for their country. This country would be nothing without the people who embody it, most of which who are immigrants.
Editorial by: Mikaela Reinard, Contributing Columnist
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