Personality over policies

Politics aside, Donald Trump is a horrible man

By Camyle Cryderman, Editor-in-Chief

Everyone has their own opinion on Donald Trump. Whether they love him or hate him, typically these opinions are very strong. Throughout his presidential candidacy he has proposed many political policies that he would implement were he to become president. Regardless if voters agree with these policies or not, people need to realize that politics aside, Donald Trump is morally, a terrible person.

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Donald Trump’s campaign tactics are immature and unprofessional. (image from tappedout.net)

When Trump began his campaign, many people thought it would fizzle out quickly. But uncouth comment after uncouth comment, his run for president has only gotten stronger. Much of what comes out of his mouth is ridiculous and insensitive, he does not think about what he says before he says it and is extremely disrespectful. Regardless of political agendas, these are not suitable qualities to run a country.

Although Trump claims to want to “make America great again,” he has proven time and time again that he doesn’t really care about anyone but himself.

Less than three years ago, on May 8, 2013 Trump sent out a tweet from his personal twitter account saying: “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”

His ego has only inflated since then, especially with his increased popularity. Would it really be wise to elect a leader that is so blatant in his narcissism? The answer is no. An American president should not only have high hopes of improving the country, but also humbly improving oneself along with it. Humility is something that Donald Trump lacks.

“If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all” is a phrase that most people learn by the time they are young children, but countless times Trump has resorted to basic name calling, using terms like “bimbo” and “fat pig” to refer to fellow candidates, celebrities and citizens. No matter what, everyone should be addressed respectfully from someone in a position of power, yet Trump has proven he doesn’t know how to hold his tongue. I cannot even fathom a president who is so quick to belittle others, regardless of disagreements. He will not only cause unrest within the American people, but with leaders from around the world.

As Trump said himself at an Iowa rally in January, “I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Not only does this quote represent a complete disregard for human life, he is directly saying that his supporters are blind followers. He is essentially calling his own voters stupid.

While I morally disagree with Trump and thus certain beliefs of his supporters, I would never consider calling them stupid.

Trump’s disrespect would prove vital if he were elected president. Imagine his meetings with world political leaders that he does not agree with, he could drive America into a time of international turmoil not because of his politics, but because of his morals. It wouldn’t matter if Trump had the best political policies in the world, if he continued to act like a hateful child as he is now, I still would not vote for him.

Many people claim to support Donald Trump due to the fact that he is not a conventional corrupt politician, but he is corrupt in many other ways including his disrespectful actions and words. How he has become so successful in his candidacy is unbeknownst to me. I know that America is better than this, yet his poll numbers continue to rise. Yes, it should be a goal to make America great, but crude comments and inappropriate interactions are not the way to do so. America deserves a fair and just leader and politics are important in determining this, but with no consideration of these political policies, Donald Trump is not the man for the job.