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Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump

Jordan Mann, Writer

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My entire life I’ve looked forward to the privilege of voting. Your vote is your voice in this country, and I think it’s a total waste if you don’t use it. I clearly still have an abundance to learn about the system, policies, taxes, etc. I am young, and I look forward to learning all about politics. Now, even though there’s a lot I need to learn; I do have a clue as to what is happening.

I haven’t decided what party I’m going to register as because I have views for both parties. The easy solution would be to register as an independent, right? Wrong, when you register as an independent, you don’t have a say in the nominees which I’m not willing to give up. I also don’t believe you should vote for a candidate just because of what party they are either. Now, I’m rambling about this because some may say I’m against Donald Trump because I’m a liberal or democrat, which is not the case. Political views aside, I refuse to support a man who is misleading, unqualified, and is just downright cruel.

Donald Trump stated, “I’m running for office in a country that’s essentially bankrupt, and it needs a successful businessman.” I would like to touch on why I think Donald Trump is a mediocre businessman. Fred Trump, his father, built a real-estate empire developing apartments targeted towards the middle-class all through NYC. Trump eventually took over his father’s business and built off of Fred Trump’s success. Donald Trump has been successful in real-estate. His hotels and golf courses have done well, but that success hasn’t translated into his other business ventures. Donald Trump has attempted to build casinos, airlines, and other industries, which have all ended badly. In the casino business, Trump had to file for bankruptcy four times, which lead him to sell personal items, airlines, and ownership of other businesses to make up for the damage done.

Let’s not forget that Donald Trump would be the most unqualified President in history. Every single other President has experience in the military or the government. Donald Trump is a businessman and former reality-TV star. He hasn’t served a single day in the office or military. Trump also fails to educate himself and prepare for interviews or debates. He is completely indifferent to learning and educating himself with most issues, so how can we expect him to master the qualities needed to be President? There’s also an etiquette to being the President. They have poise and portray themselves in a respectful manner. Donald Trump is erratic, inconsistent, cruel, and narcissistic.

Donald Trump maintains an infinite list of cruel acts, most likely adding to them daily. I will quote Trump on the following issues, but feel free to research each if you would like to know more about the situation. Let’s start with the issue of immigrants from Mexico:   “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. 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.” Next on the list is one of the multiple instances Donald Trump has degraded women, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. There was blood coming out of her wherever.” He said that about a Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly after a debate. Also, a lawyer during a court case who was opposed to Trump asked for a medical break to pump breast milk for her daughter, and Trump responded with, “You’re disgusting.” Last, Donald Trump is condescending and arrogant, which is not appropriate behavior for a President: “My IQ is one of the highest and you all know it!  Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”

Is Donald Trump the kind of man you want for President?  I believe young voters can be extremely misinformed. You need to educate yourself on the candidates before you cast your vote.

–This piece was originally published April 26, 2016.

 

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