Donald Trump for President? Maybe the World IS Coming to an End

Maria F. Estrada, Staff Writer

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At this early stage of the 2016 presidential race, media platforms are already dominated by the inadequacy of GOP candidates. However, one candidate seems to rise above the rest with his unique way of blatantly discriminating against minorities, and his name is Donald Trump. Widely known for his savvy business deals in his career as a real state mogul and for being CEO of various beauty pageant organizations, the infamous Trump announced his candidacy on June 16. Since then, his dominance in the polls has been a turbulent mixture of scandals and insincere apologies. Many praise Trump for his blunt approach at politics – he refuses to sugar coat his criticism of current leadership, which speaks to those who are frustrated with the federal government’s incompetence. While his bold platform attracts many, his ideas fail to provide consistency. In his journey to “make America great again,” Trump often speaks out against minorities.

To comment on Donald Trump’s political platform is to comment on something nonexistent. His ideas are bold – they are unafraid of the American political trap. However, he lacks a solid and sustainable plan for the country’s future. I have no idea what he would do were he to actually acquire the presidency. The man does not even follow the party lines to give the slightest predictability for his actions. Electing Trump is electing a firecracker.”

— Senior, Joseph Villafane.

Below, we explore Donald Trump’s stance on several relevant issues.

Women:

“Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building or a work of art, is not just superficial or pretty to see,” writes Trump in his book Trump 101: The Way to Success. Through this, Trump conveys his utter objectification of women through which he depicts females as possessions rather than equal beings. Attempting to highlight all of the instances in which he has degraded women would be impossible.

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For instance, following the conclusion of the GOP debate, Trump attacked one of the moderators, Megyn Kelly. He claimed that her tough and unfair questions were a consequence of her monthly cycle.”You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon.

Trump prides himself in not succumbing to the restraints of political correctness, but many times, his comments serve only to demonstrate his misogyny. When asked by a reporter what he looks for in a future Miss USA, Trump said, “Well, obviously it’s great outer beauty. I mean, we could say politically correct that look doesn’t matter, but the look obviously matters. Like, you wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.”

Immigration:

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Immigration reform is a hot topic in the Republican platform, and no one has taken a more drastic stance on it than Trump. If elected President, Trump claims that he would ensure the deportation of over 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States. What Trump fails to acknowledge is the impossibility of his radical ideas being adopted. The implementation of his plan would not only significantly deplete budgetary and law enforcement resources, but also create national social crisis. What’s even more astounding is Trump’s utter hypocrisy when regarding illegal immigration; he claims to be so opposed to the notion, yet his own parents are illegal immigrants.

Trump has a particular vendetta against the Mexican government; he claims that the only effective way to control immigration influx is to build a massive wall along the Mexican-American border. While this may seem ridiculous, what’s even worse is that he promises to coerce the Mexican government to pay for this wall. Trump has continuously spoken out against Mexican immigrants, stating that: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … they’re sending people that 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.”

The problem is that Trump’s platform is to say whatever gets him on the news the most. Personally, I don’t support him, and I think both what he’s said in the past, and his current views relating to immigration and foreign policy, are crass, offensive and unwarranted. The more troubling issue, however, is that we have a candidate running for the highest office of the United States who’s gained support purely by saying ridiculous things.”

— Senior, Stephan Chamberlin.

To many, it seems improbable that Trump will even make it past the primary nominations. Still, his numbers in the polls continue to rise. It may seem ridiculous for the people of the U.S. to support such a crass politician who has no regard for the actual interests of the people and whose policies are nothing but offensive generalizations. But it’s emblematic of a broken system, an uneducated electorate, and a foreboding trend towards ignorant decision making and lazy habits of thinking.