Forget Politics, I Oppose Donald Trump Because He’s a Vile Piece of Sh*t

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!

Wrong.

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.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.




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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  • jonjstrine42

    Trump is a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. He is Franklin Hart, Jr. from the movie “9 To 5”, just without Dabney Coleman’s charm and wit.

  • Vivian Fahle

    Spot on Allen!

  • Still, I shine

    He shows every symptom of the Dark Tetrad: narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and sadism. There is not one policy he has ever proposed that does not further the satisfaction of these malevolent traits. Currently, one could say that of many, if not most, of today’s important Republicans, but besides all that, he’s deranged. I would not be astonished if he nuked Chicago.

  • strayaway

    Obama was articulate and generally charming although prone to being small, obsessive, petty, hateful, a coniver, racist, a corporatist tool, and narcissistic. If he hadn’t been raised by his bank vice-president grandmother affording him the best private schooling, who knows how he would have fared. But history will remember him for his vile foreign policy resulting in the resumption of the cold war, hundreds of thousands of dead Arabs, millions of resultant refugees, and, perhaps, someday their effect on European culture and Western civilization.

    • noah vail

      hey strayaway…lunch is ready…tRump just shit in the corner fo you…and there is some kool-aid for you to wash it down…

    • Rebecca Glesener Davis

      Pour yourself another big glass of Kool-Aid.

    • Birgitta Nostring

      Are you tRump in disguise?

      • strayaway

        Didn’t Hillary’s vote to support Bush’s Iraq war and her policy as Obama’s SOS result “in the resumption of the cold war, hundreds of thousands of dead Arabs, millions of resultant refugees”? That’s my definition of ‘vile’ but obviously less important to you than Trump’s crassness. Yes, Obama was upbeat but he left a lot of cemeteries in his wake. The use of “tRump” is very clever and soooo original by the way.

      • Karl Kaiser

        You’re in the land of Hillbots, strayaway. If LOSING to the most unpopular person ever to run for President didn’t wake them up to the corruption and elitism of their party, nothing you say will open their eyes.

      • Dan E Gordon

        What an idiotic response. We didn’t like Hillary any better than Trump. That’s why more people didn’t show up to vote for her but trying to talk sense to a republican is like talking to a donkey.

      • Tim

        Thank you for so eloquently demonstrating what so many people think is wrong with the Democratic party and liberalism in general – the ideal that you’re the party of open-mindedness and tolerance – and anyone who disagrees should be horribly tortured to death.

  • noah vail

    if you are a republican you are a racist…everything you stand for is based on race hatred, woman hatred, or anyone not like you hatred….you’re known by the company you keep…

  • Irma Ponce de Leon

    I agree with you 100%. His politics are driven by his narcissism or sense of self.

  • Sue Boland

    EXACTLY RIGHT – couldn’t have said it better myself…..

  • heyblinken

    Then you should have gotten more people to vote for your candidate. Elections have consequences…..and you lost. That’s the exact advice y’all had 8 years ago….time to listen to yourself.

    • Patsy Berryman

      We didn’t know our candidate was going to have to run against Republican witch hunts, Putin, Comey, Trump’s nasty name calling and a Republican Party so corrupt that didn’t mind playing dirtier than dirt because Party is more important than Country to thieves and Traitors.

      • Tim

        Absolutely. Fronting people like Trump and Hillary – how could either side ever have guessed anyone would play dirty?

  • Jeff Beck

    Very well stated, I despise the man far more than his politics, he is Scum of the earth

  • Karl Kaiser

    “Forget politics” – sure. You’re a ready-made sucker for manipulation by Democrats who have nothing to offer their voters but endless identity politicking and personality cults and anti-cults.

    People who have the luxury to forget politics to indulge in personal cults of adulation (Clinton) and disgust (Trump) are how the Democratic party became so corrupted and useless that Trump could be elected.

    • Tim

      As awful as Trump is – Hillary would have been just as bad. Didn’t Hitler teach us anything? We can do better than to front the worst humanity has to offer to the highest office of the land.

      • Karl Kaiser

        The country is collapsing from neoliberalism. That collapse would continue under Hillary Clinton. We are doomed if we do not break this corrupt duopoly where the Democrats are just lite Republicans. And as loony as he is Trump is actually a moderate Republican, but idiotic Democrats want to oust him, so they can have President Pence!??

        I’m with a growing group who is finished with the Democrats –
        no matter what – because if we do not get back to a movement of the Real Left we’re all fucked, we are doomed.

        In that case I’ll take Republicans just to deny the neoliberal war-mongering Democrats the satisfaction of being in office at The End.

  • Kathy Heinisch

    Yup…didn’t like him before he announced his candidacy…my opinion of him has only changed, in that , I dislike him even more..”When someone shows you who they really are..believe them”

  • Phil Gagler

    Well said

  • Tim

    I couldn’t agree more. And frankly, I couldn’t agree more if this article were written about EITHER Trump or Hillary – right down to a wholehearted rejection of either Trump or Hillary’s supporters that they’ve only done what everyone in politics and/or business does. Sorry – everyone who has ever run for office HAS NOT willfully destroyed people’s lives just for disagreeing with them or being a voluntary or involuntary obstacle to their agenda. Not everyone who has run for office has left wake of people – including so-called ‘friends’ – who ended up in prison, dead, or otherwise had their lives ruined after their usefulnessin a wore out. Not everyone who runs for office blatantly commits crimes over and over again the rest of us would serve serious time in a federal penitentiary for. This entire election should serve as a wakeup call on both sides – we can do better than to support the worst human beings on the planet for the office of the highest office of the land.