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Not fit to be our president: Donald Trump

July 2015 will infamously go down in American history as the month that real estate developer and successful entrepreneur Donald Trump first decided to run for the presidency of the United States. However, in the timespan of these 15 months, the racially unjust, and misogynistic Donald Trump has indiscreetly transformed America into the laughing stock of the world.

This man is poisoning the mind of America’s youth with his impulsive and derogatory actions and language. His most notorious comments vulgarly insult and debase women, discriminate against Latinos, label and ostracize religious groups, and advocate violence at his campaign rallies.

It is difficult to focus on the logistics and importance of the presidential campaign when chaos is a constant variable in the election. However, the disorder and disorganization in Trump’s campaign isn’t the only factor that should completely disregard him from being considered a frontrunner for such an esteemed position. According to, only 4 percent of the words that come out of Trump’s mouth are deemed true, meaning that more than half of Trump’s deceitful promises to “Make America Great Again” are, in fact, lies.

In addition to the degrading actions this man continuously demonstrates, he also has some highly questionable policies he plans to implement if he wins the election. They are genuinely bad.

Trump first gained the attention of many with his talk about “building a wall.” Trump’s first and foremost policy on immigration is based on the construction of a wall along the 1,900-mile U.S-Mexico border that stretches from California to Texas. On his website,, he describes his “10 point plan to put America first” with “1. Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one,” and emphasizes that, “Mexico will pay for the wall.” The fact that Trump believes he would be able to impose a multibillion dollar payment on Mexico is ridiculous and completely impolitic. It will destroy hundreds of archeological sites along the border zone. It will completely go against the Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act. It won’t stop illegal immigrants from coming into America, and Mexico will not pay for it. Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s president, says that there is “no way,” his country will pay for the wall.

These are all facts that should ultimately lead people to question why this man is even a possible candidate for president. If he cannot even impose a reasonable immigration policy, how can he expect to lead our country to defeat ISIS and restore the trade balance with China? The only thing he is doing with talk of the wall is discriminating against Hispanics

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people who 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,” Trump said as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president at Trump Tower Atrium in Manhattan on June 16, 2015.

Trump also claims to have immense respect for women while repeatedly proving to be a misogynistic candidate.

“I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” Trump said at the second presidential debate. However, recently, audio tapes of Trump and Billy Bush were released in which Trump describes himself sexually assaulting women. Rather than taking responsibility for his actions and admitting to the heinous mistake he made, he instead disregards the scandal and characterized his words as “locker room talk.” To generalize the male sex and say that they casually speak in such a manner is a disgrace to men in general. It is ironic that Trump would be degrading men when he has previously stated that men are superior to women and that they are entitled to more money until women, “do as good a job as men.”

The facts are there, proven in quotes and statistics. Donald Trump is in no way fit to lead and protect our country. Wake up, America. He shouldn’t have gotten this far.