President Trump

In March, I wrote a column about Donald Trump. I highlighted the reasons I would never vote for him, and tried to persuade others not to do so as well.

Over the last few months, I have really tried to understand why any human being would vote for him. I wrote an article about Trump supporters at Castleton, and spoke to many people about him.

I didn’t go one day without defending my position about the election.

Then it happened.

He was elected, and I don’t know what to think.

Yes, I agree, Hillary has flaws. Some of the things she does are corrupt and she doesn’t sit well with many people.

But Trump? TRUMP?

Come on, America. A post on Facebook by a friend of a friend resonated with me deeply.

“If Hillary had won, many people would have been scared. Trump won and people are terrified. That’s the difference,” the post said.

I am trying, though.

I am trying to understand why this happened. I want to know why so many people from all over the country voted for a man who has personally offended so many, who acted unprofessionally so many times and no one predicted would ever be in power.

Seth Meyers put it perfectly on his talk show. In a minute and 12 seconds, he spoke everything I’ve been thinking for months. He highlighted that many people didn’t want to vote for Hillary because of her email scandal, and compared her to Trump. The list was staggering.

  • Called Mexicans rapists
  • Claimed the president was born in Kenya
  • Proposed banning an entire religion from entering the U.S.
  • Mocked a disabled reporter
  • Said John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured
  • Attacked the parents of a fallen soldier
  • Bragged about committing sexual assault
  • Was accused by 12 women of committing sexual assault
  • Said some of those women weren’t attractive enough for him to sexually assault
  • Said he would force the military to commit war crimes
  • Said a judge was biased because his parents were Mexicans
  • Said women should be punished for having abortions
  • Incited violence at his rallies
  • Called global warming a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese
  • Called for his opponent to be jailed
  • Declared bankruptcy six times
  • Bragged about not paying income taxes
  • Lost a billion dollars in one year
  • Scammed customers at his fake university
  • Bought a six-foot-tall painting of himself with money from his fake foundation
  • Bragged about grabbing women by the pussy              

But, yes, America, this was the right thing to do. Good job.

Trump has spoken about how we all need to come together at this time, and that he will be a president for every person in this country.

For the sake of this country, I hope that is true. I hope that he will become a more tolerant person and see that he has offended so many people. I hope that he does something about all of the hatred filtering through this country.

A friend of mine from Italy received a note that someone slid under her door that read, “Italians out. #Trump.”

Seriously? SERIOUSLY? People are taking this election as a power source behind their hatred. Is this how we want to live?

I certainly don’t.


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