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Trump's treatment of women shameful

By JENNA DANIEL / VN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
On October 4, 2016

It’s hard for me not to cringe every time I hear about someone supporting Donald Trump. 

I think about all of the racist, sexist, homophobic and just straight-up rude comments he makes and wonder how anyone can get behind this guy.

It’s especially hard for me to comprehend why any woman could support him.

As a self-identifying feminist, I can’t imagine the idea of any woman, or any man who supports women, voting for this misogynist.

The examples are numerous: He said Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever” after asking him tough questions, said Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a “Presidential look” and, most recently, he’s been criticized for comments made about a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, who he referred to as “Miss Piggy” after she gained weight during her reign.

When confronted with those comments, did Trump apologize? No, he took to social media to tweet about Machado’s alleged sex tape, which has long ago been debunked as fake.

I know he is standing in as the Republican candidate for this election, and people generally side with the party that most strongly represents their beliefs, but in my opinion, none of that really matters if the guy you’re voting for hates or disrespects the gender, race, religion or sexual orientation that you are.

It’s no secret that many Republicans – including 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush - had a very hard time backing Trump, and some even refused to endorse him when he became the nominee. 

Many people originally thought that Trump was just in the race as a joke and likely wouldn’t last beyond the first Republican debate.

But no matter what Trump says or does, his poll numbers go up.  He has even said, “I could stand in the street and shoot someone and my poll numbers would go up.”

Sounds like a Presidential guy to me.  Not.

Now, being anti-Trump does not mean I expect everyone to be for Clinton. 

I know she has many faults and certainly was not my first-choice candidate.  However, compared to Trump, Clinton is basically America’s only hope. 

I am fearful of the idea of a Trump presidency and the actions that will likely follow.

There is no doubt in my mind that we will be emerged into World War III within days of his potential inauguration, not to mention all of the turmoil we will see within our country.

Trump’s main ideas all revolve around hate, anger and greed, which are three things this world would be much better without.

His Hitler-esque view of Islam is sickening, and it blows my mind that people aren’t seeing it. 

If a man of another religion was running and mimicked the rhetoric Trump uses against Muslims to rally against Christians, there would be outrage rather than agreement.

It makes me so disappointed to hear about young children telling fellow Mexican classmates that they’ll be deported when Trump becomes president, and it’s so obvious that that is what their parents are leading them to believe. 

I don’t know how some of these people can even sleep at night.

America is built on the “melting pot” foundation, so why is that all of a sudden no longer true?

All I can say is, white Christians are lucky in this election, because at least they’re not being targeted. 

The amount of hate flowing around this country is mind-blowing and deafening to well-educated and morally good people. 

As a person of higher education and real Christian faith, I know it is my duty to help the misrepresented, less fortunate and underprivileged. 

If that means speaking out against anti-everything-not-white-and-Christian, then so be it.

If I can convert even one person away from Trump, then I will have helped my country, my faith and my soul at least a little.

 

 

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