50 Reasons Why I’m Thankful That I Didn’t Vote for Donald Trump

Well, much like we’ve seen in the past, I fully believe that when history looks back upon the 2016 election, it’s going to view those who were foolish enough to support the closest thing to a dictator we’ve ever elected in this country with a similar type of disdain as we do those who supported slavery, segregation and bans on gay marriage.

I’m thankful that I didn’t vote for him because history won’t look back on me as someone who supported a man who:

  1. Mocked a man with disabilities.
  2. Attacked the parents of a fallen American hero.
  3. Belittled POWs and the war record of Sen. John McCain.
  4. Lied about how much money he raised for veterans.
  5. Called a former Miss Universe “disgusting” and fat, telling his Twitter followers to find her non-existent sex tape.
  6. Accused an American-born federal judge of being unfit to do his job because of his Mexican heritage.
  7. Avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades.
  8. Called most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, even though that’s not remotely factual.
  9. Lied about seeing “thousands and thousands” of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11.
  10. Lied about getting a letter from the NFL complaining about the debate schedule.
  11. Tried to exploit the death of an African American woman in Chicago to say that’s why black voters will support him.
  12. Found the “bright side” to tragedies because his poll numbers tend to go up.
  13. Settled with the Department of Justice after his company was found guilty of racially discriminating against minorities.
  14. Has cheated on at least one wife.
  15. Was just discovered on video admitting that he not only tried to cheat on his current wife, but he attempted to do so with another married woman.
  16. Had his first wife publicly say that he did nothing when it came to raising their children until they were old enough to talk business.
  17. Tweeted that women should have expected to be sexually assaulted when they mixed males and females together in the military.
  18. Said he wants to target the families of terrorists.
  19. Stated that he wants to ban an entire religion.
  20. Praised a Russian president who obviously hates the U.S. and Americans.
  21. Encouraged the Russian government to commit espionage against Americans.
  22. Insinuated that another Republican’s wife was ugly.
  23. Tried to implicate another Republican’s father in JFK’s assassination.
  24. Sought out the help of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes after he was fired following multiple allegations that he had sexually harassed women for years.
  25. Made Breitbart’s Steve Bannon one of his top campaign people and chief strategist.
  26. Had a former campaign manager abruptly resign after a report came out linking him to pro-Russian groups that were directly trying to undermine U.S. policy in eastern Europe.
  27. Called Carly Fiornia ugly.
  28. Has said climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese — then denied saying it.
  29. Was a leading conspiracy theorist when it came to the racist-driven birther conspiracies against President Obama.
  30. Dismissed nearly eight years of accusing the president of not being an American with a less than 30 second statement where he didn’t apologize for any of it.
  31. Tried to blame Hillary Clinton for his racism.
  32. Re-tweeted anti-African American propaganda created by a white supremacy group.
  33. Played dumb about knowing who former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke was.
  34. Skipped a presidential debate because he was scared of a moderator.
  35. Has, on several occasions, suggested he finds his daughter attractive.
  36. Called a husband doing things like changing diapers and helping with the children, a man “trying to be the wife.”
  37. Has said he wants more countries to have nuclear weapons.
  38. Feels he has the right to sexually assault women.
  39. Was elected president despite losing to Hillary Clinton by millions of votes.
  40. Had legitimate neo-Nazis celebrating his win.
  41. Settled a lawsuit right after the election for $25 million where he basically admitted to setting up a fake school to defraud Americans out of tens of thousands of dollars.
  42. Spent a few of his first days after being elected president continuing to whine about the press being critical of him.
  43. Threw a hissy fit when his vice president was booed during the play Hamilton.
  44. Called a meeting with the heads of several major media companies where he apparently proceeded to throw a massive temper tantrum because he doesn’t like the fact that they call out his lies.
  45. Publicly attacked the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live for making fun of him just like they have every other president since the show began decades ago.
  46. Tried to take credit for Ford not moving a manufacturing plant to Mexico that the company never said they were moving to Mexico.
  47. Apparently instantly began complaining about having to live in Washington D.C., asking if he could stay in New York three days a week.
  48. Ran on a campaign opposing lobbyists, Washington insiders, and big donors running the government — then immediately began appointing lobbyists, Washington insiders and big donors to key positions.
  49. Has already flip-flopped on more campaign promises within two weeks of being elected than most presidents do during their entire first term.
  50. Apparently had no idea what it meant to actually be the president until he sat down and talked with President Obama.

There are many more, but I think I’ve made my point.

But when it gets right down to it, I’m thankful that I didn’t vote for Donald Trump because I won’t be someone history looks back on with shame and embarrassment that I was ignorant enough to fall for the most successful con in American history.

Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook to let me know what you’re thankful for.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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