Good day ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2016. Every step you take and every decision you make this year, in both the classroom and in life are steps that will shape your future. Probably one of the most pivotal decisions we all have to make for our future is the upcoming Presidential Election in November.

Truthfully, we don’t have a lot to choose from. But, are you kidding me with this Donald Trump guy? This guy is an absolute clown. This article may offend some readers, and I assure you that is not my intention, this is just my opinion and the collective opinion of my inner circle of friends and colleagues.

I could throw many colorful adjectives around to describe Trump, but factually he is first and foremost a business magnate. He is a very shrewd and cutthroat businessman. He is very vocal about this as he “tells it like it is.” But, while he does “tell it like it is,” he is also talking from a very elitist perspective. He claims to be able to empathize and relate to “the common man” and “the working class,” but this is not possible. Never in his life has he been a “common man.”

According to the New York Times, at the age of 22 he started working for his millionaire father who was a successful slumlord developer/owner in parts of Queens and Brooklyn, New York.
By age 28 he was a multi-millionaire, he bought his father’s company, which essentially provided him ownership to roughly 30,000 different homes, apartments, and businesses in the southeastern boroughs of New Cork City. From the 1980s until now Trump has been successful in building luxurious Resort Hotels and Casinos, as well as other commercial real estate, all plastered with his name, in Manhattan, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.

He is one of those “1 percenters” we hear about. The “upper 1% of the population that control the majority of the “wealth and power” in this country.” He obviously wants to remain in his soft, rich, white cushiony bubble, and he will run our country like that and for them. Look, whether or not you believe in conspiracies, the fact is that the richest people in this country are white men of European names and origins. Forbes gives more insight on the 100 richest people in this country by sharing that all but 3 are not Caucasian, and 88 out of those 100 are male. The overwhelming majority are white men. It is a very exclusive, close-knit group, and they do not like outsiders.

The proof is in the way they talk. Here are a few gems from Trump:
“Laziness is a trait in the blacks. … Black guys counting my money! I hate it.”
“Rosie O’Donnell’s disgusting both inside and out. You take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a truck driver, she doesn’t have her facts, she’ll say anything that comes to her mind.”
“‪@ariannahuff‬‬ is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”
“If you can’t get rich dealing with politicians, there’s something wrong with you.”
“All the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
(On The Syrian Refugee Crisis) “They’re not coming to this country if I’m president. And if Obama has brought some to this country they are leaving, they’re going, they’re gone.”

“The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yamakas every day.”
“You have people coming in, and I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re coming into this country.”

These are actual words that really came out of this person’s head and mouth, on television and in print, to be documented in the annals of history. When I see the attitude and hear these words from such an important and influential figure, my heart truly hurts.

I am a Caucasian native of Alabama with Native American and Polish Jewish ancestry. I have an extreme amount of pride and respect for the prestigious and historic blood that beats through my heart. I have friends that are African American, African, Canadian, Mexican, British, Asian, Auburn fans, Homosexual, from New England, Catholic, and even Vegetarian. Donald Trump continues to offend me, and insult the majority of the people I have ever cared for.

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