With the respective RNC and DNC conventions wrapped up, real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump is the official 2016 Republican nominee for president. With the support of prominent figures like Bobby Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Willie Robertson (of Duck Dynasty fame), Trump commands a P.T. Barnum-style media circus that has worn out its’ welcome as it has evolved from a fantasy sideshow into a very possible reality. This is not a Democrat versus Republican issue—it’s a competence issue. And when it comes to the highest elected office in the United States, we must choose the candidate who is most fit to lead.
Anyone in the creative community—artists, writers, animators, filmmakers, designers—who wants to have a voice in potentially affecting the November election.
MAIN IDEA (IN ONE SENTENCE):
Donald Trump should not be the 45th U.S. President.
REASONS TO BELIEVE:
Insinuated that a female reporter who pressed him on his platform during a debate was “bleeding out of her wherever.” Claimed that only 1% of shootings in New York City are committed by white people.
Referred to undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists and drug dealers.”
When challenged on this, responded, “Who’s doing the raping? Somebody’s doing the raping.” Claimed he could single handedly stop oil prices through negotiation by being the “guy in Washington who says you’re not going to raise that fucking price.”
Has called women he doesn’t like “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.”
Openly mocked a physically disabled New York Times Reporter. Has tiny, miniscule, baby-hands. It’s a wonder the man can pick anything up. Declared Heidi Klum “sadly, no longer a ten.” Bragged about wealth at campaign kickoff, closed with, “I'm not doing that to brag, because you know what? I don't have to brag. I don't have to. Believe it or not." Said to Forbes re: lying about his wealth: “I’m worth much more than you have me down [for}…I don’t look good, to be honest. I mean, I look better if I’m worth $10 billion than if I’m worth $4 billion.” Claims he made $557 million in 2015, yet received a tax break for households that brought in less than $500,000.
Refuses to release his tax returns. Is only major presidential candidate to refuse to do so in modern history.
Again, has very small hands. Threatened to build a giant wall between Mexico and the southern United States. Referred to position on campaign finance reform as: “I don’t care. I’m really rich.” Has “a strategy” to defeat ISIS but can’t elaborate on that “strategy” until he is elected president. Mentioned that he’d like to date his daughter. Frequently expounds on his daughter’s “fabulous figure.”
Has, as he describes it,
“a great relationship with the blacks.”
Has “always had a great relationship with the blacks.” After Orlando Pulse Shooting, rather than expressing solidarity or grief, congratulated himself on being “right about radical Islam,” and blamed the whole thing on Obama. In a Cinco de Mayo celebration post on Instagram, claimed, “The best Taco Bowls are made at Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics.” Asserted that John McCain was not a war hero, despite undergoing capture and torture. Said that he believes the real heroes are “the people who weren’t captured.” Claimed a judge was unfit to rule on the Trump University fraud case because of the judge’s “Mexican” heritage. Claimed that if Hillary Clinton couldn’t play “that card” (the fact that she is a woman), she’d have “nothing.” Told a female employee that her pregnancy was “inconvenient for business.” Suggested a political rival’s father was involved in the JFK assassination.
Has, on multiple occasions,
confused “9/11” with “7-11” in speeches.
Had strong emotional investment in the Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart breakup… went on a Twitter Rant about it… has declared himself “Team Edward.” His way of “praising” women: “The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye—or perhaps another body part.”
Questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Suggested there would be riots if he did not win Republican nomination. Publicly accepted endorsement of white supremacist leader David Duke, then claimed he “didn’t know who David Duke was.” On tensions and protests regarding police violence against black communities, said: “Our great African American president hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.” Has regurgitated the “inspirational words” of Dictator Benito Mussolini on Twitter. Credits his campaign victories to “the poorly educated.” Claims to “love the poorly educated.”
Said this, incredibly: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible." Claimed Hillary Clinton “could not satisfy her husband” and therefore won’t be able to “satisfy America.” Called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. Claimed that people wouldn’t vote for a female presidential candidate because she did not have “the face of someone who could be president.” Started Trump Vodka in 2006, which went out of business after just four years. Was sued by the Department of Justice for discriminatory housing practices in the 1970’s. Direct quote: “I will apologize, sometime hopefully in the distant future, if I’m ever wrong.” Has revoked the press credentials of prominent media outlets such as the Washington Post and Politico, effectively blocking them from covering his campaign. On Arianna Huffington’s criticisms of his campaign and positions, said: “Arianna Huffington is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man—he made a good decision.” Holds that vaccinating children is treating them “like horses.” Doesn’t believe in Global Warming, especially when it’s cold outside.
Believes that Global Warming is a conspiracy “created by the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
Claimed he could have gotten the $5 billion Obamacare website made for “three dollars.” Has “educational” venture, Trump University, currently embroiled in a fraud lawsuit brought upon by former students who feel they’ve been ripped off. Holds that his tactic of “screwing” people in business deals is the best way to conduct U.S. Foreign Policy. On the idea of “black guys” counting his money: “I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes.” Compared LGBTQ community/relationships to golfers switching to long-putters. Said those long-putters were “very unattractive.” Claimed every woman who appeared on The Apprentice flirted with him. His business acumen and never-failing gut instincts led him to create “Trump Mortgages” on the eve of the 2008 Financial Crisis. On why Trump Mortgages was a good idea (one year before it failed): “I’ve been hearing about this bubble for so many years from you and everybody else in your world, but I haven’t seen it. I will let you know when I see it.” Campaign paid $30,000 to Draper Sterling for advertising in May. Draper Sterling’s registered address is a residential home in Rural New Hampshire. On what separates Trump from other presidential candidates, "I think the only difference between me and other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful." When a female lawyer asked for a medical pump to pump breast milk for her infant, his response to her was, “you’re disgusting.” Consistently sues reporters and comedians for making fun of him or questioning his claims or positions. Rebutted “losers” and “haters” on Twitter by claiming “My I.Q. is one of the highest—and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure. It’s not your fault.” Has teeny-tiny small hands, so small he can’t get the chips at the bottom of a Pringles can.
When asked if he would start a war with China as president, responded, “who knows?” Mentioned that he would “bring back Waterboarding and bring back a hell of a lot worse than Waterboarding.” Said, in regards to Waterboarding subjects, "even if it didn't work, they probably deserved it anyway." Has regularly mentioned how he’s self-funding his campaign while simultaneously accepting more than $5 million from donors. Direct Quote: "You know, it really doesn`t matter what [the media] write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass." Held that American volunteers who went abroad to help manage the Ebola crisis should not have been readmitted to the country. Blamed the Paris terror attacks on the lack of guns in civilian hands.
Claimed that the U.S. is “losing jobs like never before” after the U.S. added 2.65 million jobs in 2015.
Claims favorite part of Pulp Fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson pulls a gun in a diner to get a man to tell get his girlfriend to stop talking. As Trump put it, “’Tell that bitch to be cool. Say ‘bitch be cool.’ Man I love those lines.” Categorizes women in three groups when it comes to prenuptial agreements: “One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle…The other is the calculating woman, who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker…There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit.”
Praised Scotland for voting to leave the E.U.—while in Scotland promoting a golf course—despite Scotland’s overwhelming plea to remain in the E.U.
As a result, was deemed by Scottish Twitter users to be: a “polyester cockwomble,” “hamster-headed bampot,” “weaselheaded fucknugget,” “ferret-wearing shitgibbon,” and an “incomprehensible jizztrumpet.” Thought selling “Trump Steaks” at retail store The Sharper Image, was a good idea. On women in the military, said this: “26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military—only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?” Has allegedly done business with the Mob and other organized crime units.
Claims he’ll be tough on companies that move jobs overseas, despite the fact that the vast majority of his own branded products are made in China and Mexico.
Seriously, his hands are so small. They’re like the tiniest baby carrot that comes in the tiny baby carrot bag. Has made press attacks and judicial system complaints that are so alarming, they could affect the U.S. rule of law, according to legal experts. Endorsed by the K.K.K., a convicted neo-nazi terrorist, the Chinese Communist Party, and a Serbian war criminal, among others. Once told a female reporter, “You wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.” Trump’s spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, has bemoaned the United States’ reluctance to use its nuclear arsenal. Stated during the debate that he wants to invade Syria with 30,000 soldiers. During the 2012 election, Pierson also noted that Barack Obama’s father was born in Africa and Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico. Subsequently asked whether “there [were] any pure-breds left?” By one count, 62% of the Twitter handles Trump re-tweets are owned and operated by White Nationalists. Praised Saddam Hussein’s methods openly, then doubled down on his praise when questioned. Direct quote, “Bad guy. Really Bad guy. But you know what he [Hussein] did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read them the rights .They didn’t talk. They were terrorists. Over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism.” Once brushed off Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against his own citizens saying, “Saddam Hussein throws a little gas, everyone goes crazy. ‘Oh he’s using gas!’” “Gives credit” to Kim Jong-Un. Direct quote: “He goes in, he takes over, and he’s the boss. It’s incredible. He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one.” Told a crowd of supporters he'd love to punch protesters.
Retweeted an image of Hillary Clinton with the tagline “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever” emblazoned on a six-pointed star.
Image had already made the rounds on a number of white supremacist and anti-Semitic internet forums. Trump’s response to criticisms of the image, “These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the star of David with a basic star showing an inscription that says ‘Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever’ with anti-Semitism is ridiculous.” Has stated he wants to appoint his sister as the next Supreme Court Justice. Ran a television ad in which he promised to seize foreign oil fields. Moved the ACLU to make a list of his comprehensive list of unconstitutional propositions, which totaled 28 pages.
Appealed to Russia to "find Hillary Clinton's e-mails."
Was sued by Jill Harth, who ran the American Dream Pageant in the 90’s, for sexual misbehavior towards her and pageant models. Vows to take steps to close the gap between Church and State. Called for the execution of Edward Snowden. Direct quote: “Honestly, when I bought [Miss Universe], the bathing suits got smaller and the heels got higher and the ratings went up.” Openly advocated for the United States to commit war crimes. Says he would "declare a World War" as President. Had dozens of black supporters ejected from a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Georgia for no apparent reason. Chose well-known Neo Nazi leader William Johnson as a delegate. Has encouraged his supporters to use violence on multiple occasions. Stated that he "won't rule out" using nuclear weapons in Europe.
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