Though, one article couldn’t really cover it all.
Written by: Aymen Sherwani – Grade 11
Sometimes I wonder if Donald Trump is actually running for President, or if he’s just a joke the White House paid to bring the U.S Elections more attention. I mean if you think about it, Mr. Trump talks like he’s more fit to be a sideshow than the President of ‘Murica. In the light of recent events, the White House Press Secretary stated that Donald Trump was technically disqualified from the election, but that only meant he was unfit to run. So, while J.K. Rowling defends Lord Voldemort when people on twitter compare him to Trump, here are 9 reasons why Donald Trump is the laughing stock of the 2016 election.
1. He wants to put up a wall on the Mexican borders and make Mexicans pay for it.
Okay that in its own essence and logic is migraine inducing. Speaking as if making a “Great Wall” was an idea of his own originality; it actually appears that Donald Trump is more interested in China’s economy and state than he is with the U.S. as a whole. #UnitedStatesofChina
2. He doesn’t really have an actual constructive campaign on what he’ll do for the citizens of the U.S if he gets elected.
To Donald Trump, being President is putting up walls, deporting innocent minorities and banning policies which actually help people. What hasn’t occurred to many is that Trump hasn’t exactly introduced a reform plan to “Make America Great Again”.
3. He’s shamelessly Islamophobic and wants to ban Muslims from the United States.
4. Even the politicians from his own party think he’s going too far.
You know things are bad at the White House when even Republicans think Trump is a nutcase. There can be the argument that the only reason members of the Republican party are denouncing Trump is because it would tarnish the name of the GOP party (more than it already is), but Donald is technically the leading candidate for the Republican party. If that doesn’t speak volumes…
5. He wants to get with his daughter Ivanka.
I think this one speaks for itself.
6. Scientifically, he speaks at a fourth grade literacy level.
According to Politico Magazine, regarding the Republican most recent GOP debate, Trump was “run through the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, his text of responses score at the 4th-grade reading level. For Trump, that’s actually pretty advanced.” Trump’s dependability on an abusive sort of vernacular is consistent throughout the majority of his speeches. Despite predominantly using words such as “moron”, “loser” when faced with opposition, and even going as far as fat shaming protesters in his campaign audiences instead of responding with logic and diplomacy, Donald remains in the lead of the GOP Presidential candidate race. #Murica #GoFigure
7. He has ties to organized crime, and was involved in a $40 million fraud case.
Wayne Barrett, who had written an unauthorized biography on Donald Trump in 1992, suggested that the tycoon and now presidential campaign front runner had ties to the Philadelphian and New York Italian-American Mafia families, in regards to business. In 1979 Trump was also under investigation due to a federal bribery case. Yeesh.
8. Violently sexually assaulted his wife, Ivana Trump.
You’d think the business tycoon who rose to fame because the kickoff of his presidential campaign accused Mexicans to be rapists would oppose the idea of violent sexual abuse, but apparently not? Former wife, Ivana Trump shares an anecdote in The Many Lives of Donald J Trump by Harry Hurt III about an infuriated Donald who viciously attacked her, ripping out fistfuls of hair from her scalp and then proceeding to rape her, after her plastic surgeon didn’t fix his bald spot properly.
“As she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: ‘Does it hurt?’” Hurt writes.
Ivana was later allowed her divorce in 1990 only under the condition of a gag order, which would prevent her from talking about her marriage to Trump without his permission – and now he wants to be leader of the free world.
9. His presidential campaign speeches reflect those of Adolf Hitler’s.
Fun fact: According to Ivana Trump, Donald kept a book of Adolf Hitler’s speeches on his bedside. My 4th grade teacher used to tell me that one becomes what they read, and well… in the case of Mr. Trump it’s quite evident what’s on his reading list. There is no question that his speeches, debates and political campaigns reflect the anguish and style of reaching out to the people of a nation with brash unorthodoxism as Adolf Hitler did as well.
Time Magazine stated that
“Trump’s pattern of elevating emotional appeals over rational ones is a rhetorical style that historians, psychologists and political scientists placed in the tradition of Goldwater, George Wallace, Joseph McCarthy, Huey Long and Pat Buchanan.”
The men were all notorious American hate-mongers like Adolf Hitler who used vile language, propaganda, and fear to win favor with scared Americans.
There’s no question as to why people like him, because his campaign is solely comprised of propaganda and information which politicians wouldn’t normally think out loud. (Aside from being extremely dense.) However, this being said, what if this is the man who will be sitting at a desk in the White House, instead of hosting Celebrity Apprentice, next November? Perhaps U.S voter turnout would finally skyrocket, whether Trump wins or not.