There are plenty of political reasons I oppose Donald Trump. From his vilification of minorities, to his devotion to the soundly debunked economic theory of trickle-down economics, or just the fact that he’s completely unfit to be “president,” I could write a book breaking down all of the political reasons why I’m not a Trump supporter.
However, for the sake of this article, I’m going to ignore all of those — because my disdain for Trump has almost nothing to do with politics. It’s possible to oppose someone politically without harboring feelings of contempt for them as a person, just like you can agree with someone politically, yet still think they’re a terrible person.
The truth is, I don’t loathe Trump because he’s a Republican. I detest him because he’s a disgusting, reprehensible, vile man. Donald Trump isn’t simply a lousy politician or “president” — he’s an awful human being. There’s nothing redeemable about him — nothing.
He’s a small, obsessive, petty, jealous, hateful, ignorant, racist, sexist, neurotic narcissist who, nearly every day of his life, has proven himself to be a loathsome bottom-feeder. He’d probably be some two-bit hustler bouncing in and out of a New York prison if he hadn’t been fortunate enough to be born into a wealthy family.
Look how many times he’s been sued by contractors and other small businesses for screwing them out of money in a business deal. Then also look at how many times he’s sued people for no other reason than spite.
All-in-all, Trump’s been involved in at least 3,500 lawsuits.
Now I know what his supporters will say: He’s a very successful businessman and it comes with the territory!
Sure, while many highly-successful business owners have likely been sued, or were forced to sue, at some point during their company’s history — you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s been involved in that many lawsuits.
Let me put those numbers into perspective.
Donald Trump’s 71-years-old, which means he’s been an adult for 53 years. If he’s been involved in 3,500 lawsuits (could be more, but let’s use that number since it’s at least that many), that averages out to 66 lawsuits per year — every single year — for his entire adult life. That also breaks down to about 5.5 per month, or slightly over one lawsuit per week.
Ponder that for a moment.
On average, Trump’s been involved in more than one lawsuit per week — for his entire 53 years as an adult.
That. Is. Insane.
What redeeming qualities does he have?
According to his first wife, he had almost nothing to do with his children until they were adults. That’s absolutely believable since he currently has a young son who, until very recently, was living in New York City — yet Trump, living in Washington D.C., seemed more focused on spending his free time playing golf in Florida.
It’s not as if he’s a great husband, either. He’s had at least one affair, is on his third wife, and was caught on video bragging about trying to cheat on his current wife — and about being a sexual predator — just after they had gotten married.
Is he a good friend? I can’t imagine how. I’m not sure I’d want to be “friends” with someone who, if you don’t cater to their enormous ego every minute you’re around them, or if you dare to disagree with them on something, could very well cause him to snap, turn on you, then spend much of his life doing everything he can to make yours miserable.
It’s clear no one can trust him. Having him as your “friend” today doesn’t mean he won’t use everything at his disposal later — including very personal information — to go after you if he feels you’ve wronged him in any way.
His sexism has been well-documented, especially as it relates to the appearance of women. I’ve always found that rather interesting considering I’ve seen clowns with more realistic looking skin color and better hair than Trump. The fact someone who looks as cartoonish as he does thinks so highly of himself that he’ll speak negatively and attack the appearance of others, especially women, is another perfect example of his warped self-delusions.
Even as a “bully” — and he most definitely is — he’s an absolute coward. That’s why he picks most of his “fights” either through lawsuits or on Twitter. He’ll run down all these various mainstream media companies practically every day, yet he doesn’t have the guts to go do a live interview and accuse them of the same “lies” he says they say about him on Twitter. He’s too afraid they could fact-check him to his face, making him look like an even bigger idiot in the process.
Another example of what a coward he is can be seen in his his obsession with Barack Obama. For years Trump’s hurled lies, conspiracies, and personal attacks against the former president. Yet, in 2012 when Obama was up for re-election, I didn’t see Trump rushing to run against him.
Oh, no — he was much too afraid to do that.
As much trash as Trump will talk about Obama, he’d never do it in a setting where Obama could respond to him, personally. Donald Trump knows if he tried to take him on, Obama would embarrass and humiliate him — bigly.
The truth is, for me, my opposition to Trump stopped being about politics long ago. This isn’t about me being a progressive simply rejecting a Republican based on ideological differences (though I most certainly don’t agree with most of Trump’s policies). Like I said, I can disagree with someone politically without loathing who they are as a person. So this nonsense from conservatives that the hatred many have for Trump is about “sour grapes over losing an election” is absurd.
Many of us would have likely opposed any Republican who would have won last November. I’m not going to deny that. But what we’re seeing now with such an intense opposition to this man goes well beyond simple political disagreements. Many people don’t simply hate and fear Trump because he’s a Republican — they hate and fear him because he’s an unhinged, vile, sexist, racist, incompetent, bigoted, piece of sh*t and an absolutely reprehensible human being.
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