In light of recent polls (here), I have decided to prepare myself for the conversation we’re going to have on November 9th. I think I need to be honest with you and let you know exactly how I feel about you and the choice you made for this country and I need to let you know that I hold you completely responsible for what will happen over the course of the next four years if Trump is elected. It’s a heavy burden to be so accountable for what he will do, but you should have thought about that before you voted for this man, and now you have to face the consequences of your actions. In fact, we all do. Thanks.
First, I want you to know that I don’t hate you. Your ignorance may not necessarily be your fault. Television news has numbed you and confused you, so you don’t know what to believe. And, because news is on a 24-hour cycle, you have become lazy and have chosen to do absolutely no thinking for yourself. Like a toddler being fed in their high chair, you don’t have to make any choices. You just have to open up and say, “Aaah” when the choo-choo comes around. You have accepted that complacence means happiness and that apathy means action. This is all a lie that you didn’t know was being told to you and you slurped it up like strained peas.
Second, I think you should know that Trump is not who you think he is. You think he’s a great businessman, despite the fact he has declared bankruptcy six times and has more failed businesses than I can count. He has business interests with Russia and owes a ton of money to China, the country he claims is killing jobs in the US, and he has ripped off numerous small businesses that did work for him. Sometimes they have gone bankrupt.
You think he will be good for the economy? Think again. His tax plan is estimated to cost the American public trillions of dollars in lost revenue. He just released a new tax plan, which seems to be irrelevant and not very well thought out and falls short of anything you can consider useful.
He seems like a strong candidate on national defense, but his policies and rhetoric actually make us less safe. ISIS has been hoping for him to win the presidency because it would help them recruit fighters. He has proposed waterboarding and bombing the families of terrorists, which is against international law, and he has even balked at declining to use nukes in Europe, as if Brexit wasn’t enough of a blow to them.
As for his key plank on immigration, besides his racist rhetoric (see above), he will build that damn wall come hell or high water. Of course, the wall will cost us billions since the Mexican President stated unequivocally he will not pay for it, despite what Trump says and how strongly he states it.
So, when all is said and done, you may not be a racist or a xenophobe or a misogynist yourself, but if you have not been paying attention to his policies, then you really are an ignoramus and “President Trump” is all your fault.
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