With the election of 2016 rapidly approaching and the last debate of the season before the home stretch just about underway, I want to point out four different things I’ve noticed that have caused me to question Donald Trump’s character.
1. Donald Trump potentially mocked a disabled person.
Realistically, would I really want my future son/daughter to someday find a video online of the president of the United States mocking a disabled person? Absolutely not! How can you even explain something like that to a child – that it’s okay for the PRESIDENT to do that but not for anyone else? I am embarrassed at the thought.
2. Donald Trump has made sexist comments.
Though there are, of course, several takes on Trump’s choice of words, I have perceived several of Trump’s comments to be sexist. To me, one occurrence is enough to put a bad taste in my mouth, especially when we’re talking about someone who is to become the representative of Americans at large. I do not believe that someone who sarcastically references a woman’s menstrual cycle or nearly sexually harasses someone (depending on how you define sexual harassment) is fit for a world leadership role.
Real statements by Donald Trump with videos:
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump said during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Sexism on The Apprentice:
Trump: “Excuse me, you DROPPED to your knees?”
Trump: “It must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”
3.Donald Trump has generalized entire groups of people.
To me, something feels very wrong with the following statement by Donald Trump at his presidential announcement speech on June 16, 2015:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Let’s also not forget the wall that he is apparently going to build and have Mexico pay for. Should that money come out of all Mexicans’ wallets? And if so, why should we blame the majority for a problem being caused by a supposed group of troubled criminals?
It feels to me like he is trying very hard to persuade people to think negatively about Mexico and Mexicans altogether. And it doesn’t stop there – we could also reference the way he talks about blacks and Muslims. This type of language is the exact language that has caused such widespread divisions amongst the American people as it is...
4.Donald Trump displays signs of narcissism.
So if you were wondering, no, Donald Trump is not a diagnosed narcissist, but he sure as hell sounds like one (to me.) It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people are entitled, self-centered, and obnoxiously overconfident. These qualities drive me absolutely bonkers, and I just cannot stand having a president who might say something like “I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”