As a Canadian who has been besieged by US Presidential election coverage for over a year and a half I have to say it was Donald Trump who actually made me by attention for the better part of that year-and-a-half. Heck, I even watched half of one of the debates.
If this were Canadian politics, I would have watch both debates in their entirety and would be bitching and whining on my blog.
But how could I not maintain interest in this election? The 1st woman President was only going to be held back by her husbands wandering genitals until Trump, always the entertainer, told us she was dying, unfit, stupid, and that she would continue to do nothing for the US public…
He made her package of Hilary Clinton as confusing as his comb-up, comb-over, comb-across hair style, or the colour of his skin.
Sure, we have a Trump Tower here in downtown Toronto which, if I recall correctly, has been dropping panes of glass for a couple of year, but it’s Donald Trump! He’s rich, he’s owned parts of Vegas, and he’s been bankrupt before once or twice. Heck, he’s the host of the Apprentice!
While everyone was discounting his chance of winning, Trump kept zinging left, right and centre at anyone and everyone in his way. Sure, there was talk of a wall between Mexico and the US (Mexico is paying for it!), or the talk of a wall between Canada and the US (can’t trust those friendly Canadians, eh? Might want to come to the US because our health system sucks). Trump made noise which resonated with more and more people for all the wrong reasons, and he was gaining momentum.
Attacks on US soil by Americans who may or may not have had ties to Islam prompted Trump to propose a ban on “Muslims” coming to the US, which morphed into a “loyalty” test for Muslims travelling to the US, or applying for citizenship.
Call it crazy, insane, stupid, or impossible but it got people talking Trump. The bigots bought into it, while the tree huggers called him a fascist. He was in the news for all the right reasons.
The campaign progressed and out came comments praising China, Russia, Putin, etc., and Trumps popularity grew as he became the unpolitician. Everyone knew these countries were huge violators of human rights, but boy were their leaders ever popular!
Trump campaigned as being different than the rest. He was going to make America great again, and save citizens from the same “politicking” that goes on day in and day out.
He said Hilary Clinton has Parkinsons disease and his legend grew along with his approval ratings.
He deflected negative talk, had answers for everything except for his policies, and he was great to watch for his entertainment value…
He WAS entertaining.
Now he’s not.
Trump is in deep trouble because someone left the closet door open and there are a LOT of skeletons in his closet!
He sexually assaults women.
And he’s okay with it.
No, he brags about it.
He bragged about grabbing a woman by the “pussy” and kissing them if he feels like it.
He’s gross, vile, and a criminal who just admitted to sexually assaulting woman.
“Just locker room talk” he said.
Rob Ford said he wasn’t addicted to crack cocaine.
If that isn’t enough reason to not vote for him, I don’t know what it.
Say what you will about Trump now… It really doesn’t matter. He’s tainted himself and the American public. If he gets elected, he’s the US President who grabs woman by the crotch. If he wins, the American people voted in a leader with extremely poor ethics.
While voting for him doesn’t mean that you’re condoning sexual assault in the same way that supporting the Conservative party here in Canada doesn’t make you anti-abortion, pro-guns and anti-immigration, it does mean a man who admits to sexually assaulting women becomes the US President over a woman and that just seems wrong.
As a parent, of a girl and boys, do we really need to send the message to our youth that even if you sexually assault, or admit to / brag about sexual assault, it’s all okay and you can be anything you want. I don’t think so!
Sideshow aside, Ronald Reagan was US President, and if Bobo can go to college, anything is possible…