What is Alarming about Donald Trump
September 19, 2015
There's no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump will not make it to the White House lawn, let alone making it to the Oval Office. However, what is alarming is that despite his radical views on many issues, Mr. Trump has become the first Republican presidential candidate to top 30% support in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, which finds Trump pulling well away from the rest of the GOP field. These issues are: women, immigrants, and Muslims.
Nina Bahadur, Deputy Editor, HuffPost had listed "18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women". These included calling women he didn't like: ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals."
Trump took liberty in insulting and sexualizing women in any and every occasion. He also said in an interview with Esquire, "it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
When it comes to immigrants, Mr. Trump suggested that "all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals." The funny part is that he insisted that he "will win the Latino vote."
Gallup's survey results and Hispanic Americans have responded with a very clear "no way Jose."
Political opinion research group Latino Decisions has estimated, that "a Republican presidential candidate will need more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote to win the election". Well, it doesn't look like Jose (in this case Trump) would even get 20 percent of the Hispanic vote.
As for Muslims, Donald Trump came under fire on September 18, 2015 in Rochester, New Hampshire for his mishandling of a question at a town hall about "getting rid" of Muslims. Again, Trump failed to manage the situation as a candidate for presidency.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley spoke out against Trump, via tweet: "Muslim” is not a slur. You cannot scapegoat your way to the presidency."
I will not make a comment about the average IQ of the American voter, as I have many intelligent American friends. However, what is alarming, is that Trump is still ahead, increasing campaign lead, and holding a 98% favorability rating among his supporters.