Don’t be a chump who votes for Trump



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Savannah Tarbet | Ranger Reporter



The rise of Donald Trump represents how broken the Republican Party really is. The Republican Party is facing a historic unravelling that is being torn up from the inside by a name-calling reality television star. Trump has taken the 2016 political race and turned it into another one of his reality television shows.

A few months ago no one took Trump seriously, but his continuous wins throughout the primary and caucus elections shed light on how dangerously powerful he is becoming. He has turned the 2016 race into political entertainment, and I’m not laughing. He brings the reality star quality to the race, and while he can be fun to watch, it’s easy to lose sight of how terrifying his rise really is.

Donald Trump is a serious candidate to win the Republican nomination, and if he wins the nomination, he could win the general election and become the 44th president of the United States of America. Trump could be the next man in charge of what bills are turned into laws, what wars are fought and the representation of the American people.

Trump is unapologetic in the way that reality television stars are. He has a complete lack of shame. He has the reality TV star quality of not caring how he appears on camera. It is alarming because the president is a public figure who has to be careful with each thing he does and says, because the world always is watching him.

Trump is a sexist, racist bully and narcissist. He’s dangerous because he does things other politicians won’t. At his rallies, he amplifies and acknowledges the angriest voices in the room and promotes violence against protesters. A leader is supposed to be someone who, though they don’t agree with the opposing side, listens and shows respect despite the difference in opinion.

Supporters hold the opinion that Trump is a “self-made man” and has built his wealth alone, that none of his companies have gone bankrupt and that the country’s economic system needs a man like him. What they haven’t realized is that although Trump is wealthy and successful, he built that wealth off a “small loan” of $1 million from his father. I wish I could get a “small loan” of $1 million from my father.

What Donald Trump didn’t tell you about was his four big business bankruptcies, including the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza Hotel, Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts and Trump Entertainment Resorts. This is not reality TV; this is real-life politics. Everyone needs to stop laughing and be seriously afraid of Trump’s rise to power.

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