Trump insisted that a Federal judge should be removed from a case simply because of the Judge’s Mexican heritage.
When federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican heritage, ruled against Donald Trump in a lawsuit regarding Trump University, Mr. Trump said Judge Curiel should be removed from the case because he was Mexican (although he was born in Indiana).
Trump repeatedly cited Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage as the reason why he should be removed from the case. When asked to explain how his remarks about Judge Curiel were not racist, Trump dodged the question over 20 times.
Trump has taken political debate to a new low with his petty insults and snide remarks.
We usually want the US president to be a statesman – someone who treats people with civility and respect. More than any other president in history, Trump engages in personal attacks, insulting people’s appearance, ethnic background or physical handicap. He mocked a handicapped reporter, claimed Ted Cruz’ father was linked to the Kennedy assassination, insulted the parents of a dead US soldier, and ridiculed John McCain’s military service saying “I like people who don’t get captured”.
Trump uses nicknames like “lying Ted”, “little Marco”, “low energy Jeb” and “crooked Hillary”. Trump uses these endless insults as a substitute for real debate because he’s not capable of engaging in a meaningful discussion of the issues.
Trump’s complete lack of useful experience is hurting the United States of America
Every president before Trump either had military experience like Washington, Grant or Eisenhower or they had experience in state or federal government.
Donald Trump has no history of military service and no experience in governing or legislating. He claimed that his background as a successful businessman qualified him to be president but he refused to release the most useful information to evaluate his success as a businessman – his tax returns.
He refuses to take the time to learn what he needs to know to be president.
During the campaign, Trump demonstrated an appalling lack of knowledge about the topics being discussed and often didn’t understand the question.
Trump didn’t know the names of foreign leaders or the names of many Islamic militant groups, didn’t know that Russia had invaded Ukraine. He complained that any questions asking for specific information are “gotcha questions”.
When asked a question about our nuclear triad, Trump didn’t know what that meant and still couldn’t answer after the questioner explained it to him.
Trump said that he would learn about all of that after he became president. Sadly, his ignorance continued into his presidency. After the election, he even refused to attend most of his daily national security briefings.
In the summer of 2017, his own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, frustrated with Trump’s lack of knowledge about urgent matters, called Trump a “moron” in front of other cabinet members. When asked about this, Tillerson has not denied it.
He possesses none of the qualities we usually demand from a president!
At the very least, we expect our president to be tactful, civil and diplomatic, to be gracious, even when dealing with political opponents. We expect him to fully understand the issues and the way government works; to show humility and accept criticism gracefully so he can learn from his mistakes. We expect him to conduct himself like a gentleman.
Donald Trump constantly fails on every one of these levels. He has made America a laughingstock to the rest of the world. His obsessive bragging caused the entire United Nations General Assembly to burst out laughing during his speech after he said “We’ve accomplished more than any other administration in the history of our country.”
He made a fortune by bankrupting his casinos and walking away with his investor’s money
Trump bragged that declaring bankruptcy was a smart business move that enabled him to make a fortune. When Trump declared bankruptcy, he closed down his casinos, put hundreds of people out of work, defaulted on his debts to contractors and suppliers.
Trump’s charity made an illegal payoff to a politician and then lied about it on their taxes
The Trump Foundation illegally made a $25,000 contribution to the Florida Attorney General who was investigating Trump’s fake University.
To cover up the illegal payment, the Trump Foundation falsely reported the $25,000 contribution on their taxes, claiming that it went to a charity in Kansas which, in fact, never received any money from them.
Again, Trump violated anti-trust laws during a hostile takeover of a rival casino.
The Federal Trade Commission said Trump violated the law by using illegal methods to try to take over a competitor’s casino business.
Ultimately, Trump had to pay a $750,000 penalty for violating anti-trust laws.
Trump is violating ethics standards and profiting greatly from his presidency.
Before taking office, most new presidents put their investments into a blind trust to avoid any conflict of interest. Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the US Office of Government Ethics could not get President Trump to divest his business interests to avoid such conflicts. Shaub ultimately resigned over Trump’s ethics violations and conflicts of interest.
Trump has, in fact, profited greatly from his presidency. He doubled the dues for his Mar-a-Lago resort and doubled his profits at Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. During his presidential campaign, he charged the campaign for using his airplane and Trump Tower, making huge profits on each.
Don’t take my word for any of this. Every fact above can be independently verified and I encourage you to do so.
You may have noticed that many of these facts have little to do with Trump’s policies or political views. Trump’s unfitness for the presidency transcends political ideology.
His tenuous mental state, divisiveness, total lack of qualifications for the job, his personal corruption, his constant and obvious lies, and his vulgar, obnoxious personality make him the most horribly unqualified person for the presidency in history.