The mass news media narrative during the 2016 presidential election is that Mrs. Hillary Clinton, a decades-long public servant who has already spent tremendous time inside the White House, is corrupt and comprised, while her opponent Mr. Donald Trump, a sexual predator, former reality-television star and businessman with a history of stiffing vendors, is unqualified to serve as commander-in-chief.
But that narrative isn’t fully accurate, given that Mr. Trump, when measured in acts of corruption, is greater than Mrs. Clinton, who, when measured solely in the knowledge and application of governance, is not an equal to Mr. Trump but rather his quintessential superior. Consistent throughout this election hasn’t been the two candidates’ position but rather a false equivalence of them by the news media.
Though Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump are equally disliked in terms of disapproval ratings, and while they’re both among the demonized top 1 percent of income earners in the United States, the two are incomparable, particularly in the area of perceived or actualized criminality.
So when thinking about which candidate, if elected, would likely be impeached soon after their inauguration – Mr. Trump, his traveling crew of carnival barkers and the right-wing news media have already begun exaggerating the severity of the FBI’s revelation last week that they’re reviewing potentially new emails connected to the investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private server and proclaiming that the malfeasance is so great that the former Secretary of State, were she to win the election, wouldn’t finish out her term – great probability leans towards the real-estate mogul who at the end of November 2016 will stand trial in a racketeering lawsuit.
In the following month, Mr. Trump – who once bragged about using his fame to commit sexual assault and now wants the public to believe he was lying then or rather just engaging in “locker-room talk” – will on December 16th appear for a status conference in the U.S. District Court of New York for a child-rape case, wherein the 2016 Republican presidential nominee is the defendant in a lawsuit filed in June by a woman who claims she, at age 13, was tied down and raped.
Of course, Mr. Trump rebuked the aforementioned allegation, as he’s done before with the dozen or so women who have been made prominent this year due to their accusing the unconventional candidate of sexual assault – the type of sexual assault Mr. Trump once boasted about.
After the election, Mr. Trump has pledged to sue the entire female cohort who came forward against him. And even if Mr. Trump doesn’t follow through on his threat of litigation – he rarely does, though he makes plenty of threats – those women, who Mr. Trump called liars, could sue him for defamation of character.
Given the circumstances, if Mr. Trump were to win, it’s likely the majority of his first 100 days in office would be spent in a courtroom, not mitigating the many issues he raised while on the campaign trail.
The same can’t be said for Mrs. Clinton, who has a pending lawsuit against her filed by the parents of two Americans killed in Benghazi, a lawsuit which Fox News, a news media outlet rarely fair to the Democrat presidential nominee, said has a lesser value than toilet paper.
And though Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server to communicate government information was extremely careless, it didn’t amount to a crime. Furthermore, for all of the denigration of the Clinton Foundation by Mr. Trump and others, no pay-for-play scheme was unearthed, though FBI agents allege their investigation into the charity was blocked by the Department of Justice.
Judging on facts alone, and taking into account all impending and/or initiated litigation, Mr. Trump is far more dishonest, and more susceptible to an impeachment as President, than Mrs. Clinton.
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