Editorial: Donald Trump more like Donald Dump

Sita Ahlen, Senior Reporter

Donald Trump, the man singlehandedly making a fool out of the presidential race, is currently leading at double digits, in 10 out of 11 polls (CNN,NBC). But why?

The memes are quite comical, and the bullying in debate is fun to watch. Citizens of the United States must understand the scary reality of this situation. How are we supposed to trust a man whose biggest concern is that people think his hair is fake?

The outlandish, bully remarks are changing the way people look at him, and for the better. Apparently his “Make America Great Again” is drawing people to his case. Little do they know, he’s going to make it “better”, by adding onto the already populous hate of every other country.

Amidst allegations of sexually violating his ex-wife and a history of racial discrimination, Trump is still going strong.

Dumb things Trump says #1: Building a wall across the Mexican border.
One of the basis of Trump’s campaign is to make the Mexican immigrants pay for a large wall. This way Mexicans would stop “raping” and effectively end the distribution of drugs into the U.S.
Little does he know, the 344.3 miles of the border that is already fenced, are already full of underground tunnels for drug smuggling. Also a large chunk of the land on the US-Mexican border is privately owned, and covered in Indian reservations, possibly resulting in legal complications.

Dumb things Trump says #2: Saying John McCain is no war hero.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Some veterans have backed down from supporting Trump because of these comments. Many people were very disappointed by what he said, but are still actively supporting him.

Dumb things Trump says #3: Compared himself to soldiers in combat, because he attended a military-themed boarding school. He was sent to this school in eighth grade because his parents were appalled by his horrible behavior, apparently nothing has changed. We can assume, that in Trumps mind, years in a desert landscape fighting for your country is very similar to wearing fancy uniforms and fixing your grievous attitude in a highly celebrated boarding school.

Dumb things Trump says #4: Joking about dating his daughter, if he wasn’t her father. He’s sexualizing his own daughter, how is this man polling well??? Attributing to the sexism that all women are accustomed to, isn’t exactly a worthy way to get voters, would assume.

Dumb things Trump says #5: His absolute inability to understand the danger of global warming “It’s freezing and snowing in New York — we need global warming!” While Trump may need global warming to make his winters more enjoyable, the rest of the world does not.

These are just five of the hundreds of ridiculous things Trump has said. Almost every word that comes out of his mouth is a bully remark or racist comment.

Many voters are opting for Trump because “he speaks his mind” and the idea of a president who will (probably) keep his word, is appealing. After extensive research into why the American would ever elect a billionaire reality tv star, I have come up with no good points, other than these.

According to Pulitzer Prize winning website, Politifact, Trump has said zero completely truthful phrases, and 46 percent completely false.

In the words of Donald Trump, “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move onto something that’s more productive.” So, please, for the sake of our country, move onto something that’s more productive than being a Trump supporter.