On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.
A man who called an entire country’s people rapists, murderers, and criminals. A man who has been accused of more than ten accounts of sexual misconduct. A man who has filed bankruptcy four times. A man who has lost nearly a billion dollars in the course of one year. A man who openly bragged about cheating on his wife and grabbing women by their genitals. A man who called for a ban of an entire religion in the land of the free. A man who mocked an autistic reporter. A man who called to build a wall across our southern border, drawing comparisons to a Cold War Germany. A man who has been endorsed by the KKK and failed to denounce their support. A man who never has held political office or served in our military. A man who refused to allow African-Americans into his apartment complexes in the early 1970s.
This man beat out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A woman who has spent her life dedicated to bettering the people around her. A woman who played a major role as secretary of state in the Navy Seal operation that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden. A woman who stood by her husband when he faced the most intense scrutiny of any president in recent memory. A woman who has endorsed and signed off on numerous bills bettering women’s
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and children’s rights. A woman whose foundation has raised millions of dollars helping the poor around the world and dedicated its time to raising awareness for issues. A woman who gave others hope in an election where a country was divided, by becoming the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president.
This article has just listed all the positives about one of the most distrusted politicians in the history of the United States. It has also laid out all of the negatives of the billionaire with the most recognizable individual brand of the past 40 years. In any case, it is telling about what direction the country is going in. Not that the country is insanely racist and going to hell, but that people are fed up with the status quo and don’t like the way government is running. Whatever your view is on the outcome of this election, if there is one takeaway, it is this: People are done with politicians. Brexit showed it and now the US election has showed it. Countries in Western Europe are showing it too--just look at all the opposition to the recent EU-Canada trade deal.