5 reasons Donald Trump is unfit to be POTUS

How in the world did we get here?

Donald Trump – the celebrity billionaire businessman – is the 45th president of the United States.

It has been just over a year since he was elected and nearly 300 days since taking office.

Much like the first 100-days-in-office milestone, his first 3000 days also reflects whatever progress has been made so far in his presidency.

And Trump’s presidential progress may be reflected most in his approval raitings – with 58 precent of the country disapproving of his effort so far, according to the Gallup Presidential Approval Ratings.

His time in office so far reflects nothing but broken promises and failed leadership for our country, making him completely unfit for the job.

In the interest of time, here just a few of the many reasons Trump is – and always will be – the wrong man for POTUS.

Donald Trump can’t ‘close the deal’

Trump has failed to achieve 80 percent of what he promised in the first 100 days.

“Lock her up,” “build the wall,” “drain the swamp.”

Those were three of Trump’s signature promises we heard time and time again during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump wanted to investigate his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, after her private email scandal, and spent much of his campaign saying things such as, “Hillary is a dangerous criminal who ruined the country” and for that, he was going to lock her up.

Although Trump is bullying his Attorney General to revisit this issue, his crows still chant “lock her up!” to this day, – perhaps because Hillary’s email scandal ended up being nothing compared to his own son-in-law using personal emails for government business.

Trump’s earliest and most famous campaign promise pledged to build a “big, beautiful” wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and would demand that Mexico pay for it.

There has been no progress on the border wall  as Mexico continues to maintain that it will not pay for the wall.

And although Trump has tried to convince Republicans to put it into the budget bill, no Democrat or Republican is going to ask Americans to pay the $21.5 billion tab to build a stupid wall.

One of Trump’s main promises on the campaign trail was to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C.

He claimed he wanted to get rid of lobbyists and Wall Street money and give D.C. back to the people.

But now he admits that he only said “drain the swamp” to get people into a frenzy and that he never actually meant it.

Gotcha – “Build a wall! Lock her up! Drain the swamp! Just kidding …”

Another one of his major campaign promises was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), but he discovered in office that “it’s not so easy” to fix the healthcare problems – especially when it turns out most Americans actually want ACA.

 

Trump hasn’t replaced the Affordable Care Act 

How many times has the GOP tried to repeal and replace Obamacare?

It’s almost comical at this point how Trump and the Republicans can’t get a single healthcare bill passed especially with a major part of his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare from day one.

“We’re going to do it. If you remember, so important, from day one I’ve been saying, repeal and replace Obamacare,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Milford, N.H.

But of course, within two days of his election, he softened his approach, saying he wanted to keep the “strongest assets” of Obamacare.

His promise to preserve Medicaid and provide healthcare for everyone has dissolved into a GOP bill that would gut Medicaid and rob millions of their access to health care.

President Trump is unlikely to propose a solution that the American public actually wants and needs.

 

He has been accused of sexual assault and/or harassment

Many of these allegations happened during Trump’s presidential campaign when a 2005 video recording was leaked in which he boasts about groping women.

In the video, Trump was bragging that being a celebrity “you can do anything you want” to women, and “just start kissing them… I don’t even wait,” and “grab ‘em by the pussy.”

During the 2016 second presidential debate (two days after the video was leaked), Trump disputed that his comments described sexual assault and denied ever inappropriately touching women.

Trump made a public apology and stated his comments reflected what he called “locker room talk.”

Host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah pointed out the fallacy in this excuse.

“There is a big difference between saying dirty words and glorifying non-consensual sexual contact,” Noah said.

Trump talks about women as if they’re just sex objects, and not humans.

It’s disgusting.

Trump’s denials of sexual harassment provoked many of his accusers to go public with their allegations.

At least 15 women have come forward saying that he has either groped, kissed, or assaulted them, including his ex-wife Ivana Trump.

Why would we want a president that is a sexual predator?

Many children say, “I want to be the president of the United States when I grow up.”

Well tell me, would you want your child growing up and acting so demeaning toward women?

I know I wouldn’t.

 

Hate crimes have increased since his election

Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again,” but do we see an America that is greater or do we see an America that is meaner?

What Trump’s campaign slogan should really be is “Make America Hate Again.”

There has been a massive increase of reported hate crimes and violence in the United States since his election.

Trump’s rhetoric sets a tone that legitamizes violence.

When he says things such as “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them would you?” “I’d like to punch him in the face” at his rallies; he is promoting violence within his supporters.

The most recent of the terrible hate crimes that have occurred in our country is the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

The Charlottesville rally was a far-right rally in which hundreds of white nationalists and their supporters gathered for a rally over plans to remove a Confederate statue.

Counter-protesters showed up to the rally and violence broke out between the white nationalists and counter-protesters.

At one point, a vehicle drove into a crowd of counter-protesters marching through downtown before speeding away, which resulted in one death and leaving more than 19 others injured.

“The violence in Charlottesville is the result of the dangerous rhetoric and hate speech that Trump has promoted,” Andrew Patrick from the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence stated.

Trump fails to stand up against the hate in our country.

President Trump addressed the violence, saying there was “egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”

“On many sides” – Trump is making it pretty clear that he believes those who opposed the racists were no better than the white nationalists who put their prejudice on display.

Many people were shocked by Trump’s quibbling.

Perhaps his lack of standing up against violence and hate reflects that he favors those who incited the violence or he is afraid of losing their support.

Either way, it is no excuse for our president to be resistant to stand up to such a prominent issue in our country.

The Charlottesville white nationalist rally, along with the associated deaths and injuries linked to it, follows a nationwide increase in hate crimes since Trump’s election victory.

As a result, we see a nation that’s more and more divisive and violent.

I have to say, I am looking forward to studying abroad in another country where hate and violence is not a prominent issue dividing the nation.

 

The Donald doesn’t know what he’s talking about!

There are a variety of things Trump is absolutely clueless about.

For starters, he is not exactly a student of history.

In an interview with Salena Zito, he asked, “Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”

I don’t know about you, but I think our president should have at the very least a basic understanding of American history.

Ask a fifth-grader why the Civil War happened, and I am sure most of them could give you some variation of a correct answer.

Trump can remember what cake he ate but not what country he bombed!

He also said that he launched 59 missiles to Iraq instead of Syria.

Now that’s scary.

Our president should know what country he is sending nuclear weapons to… no matter how good the chocolate cake is.

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