Are we really going to do this?
Are we really going to elect Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President of the United States?
The man who won’t denounce the Klu Klux Klan. The man who wants to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. The man who will openly, brashly offend anyone when he gets good and ready. People seriously want this guy to be our Commander-In-Chief?
As I sit here and watch the Super Tuesday election coverage I can honestly say I’m flabbergasted. I knew that America was in dire straits, but I had no clue it was this bad. A man who has positioned his platform on the back of hatred is the front-runner for the Republican Presidential nominee. Not only is this indicative of the party, it’s a grim indicator of the state of American race relations.
Just look at the several incidents involving Trump protestors and Trump supporters.
In October 2015, a Latino immigration activist was cussed out and spat on at a Trump rally. To my knowledge, there was no word on if Trump was aware of these actions. Several Black Lives Matter activists have been thrown out of Trump rallies while people shouted threats of violence. They were called the n-word, and it was suggested they be lit on fire. Others were yelling, “Shoot him!” One endearing Trump supporter yelled Sieg heil, a Nazi salute. At a November rally, a Black Lives Matter activist was physically attacked by Trump supporters as they called him racial epithets. Afterwards, Trump voiced his support in the way the situation was handled stating, “Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”
Ladies and gentlemen, these are the type of people that support Donald Trump.
People will flawed ideas about race relations. People who are unabashedly sharing their hatred for another man. People who fight illegal immigration, but don’t realize somewhere down the line their ancestors may have been immigrants too. People who long for the days of open, brash bigotry. This is what Donald Trump brings to the table. And people are mad at President Obama about racial issues?
You haven’t seen anything yet.
Trump says he wants to make America great again. By the looks of it, his presence has already made it worse. If Trump gets into office, then we will see a reboot of the 1950s.
That America was not great.
This was only Super Tuesday. There is a lot more campaign to run. However, Trump is in the lead for the Republican Presidential nomination and I am saddened.
Super Tuesday was not super at all.
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