Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cannot be president of the United States. Trump has continuously proven himself unreliable with misleading remarks and references, and is the worst presidential candidate I have ever seen.
Trump stands strong on his bigoted perspectives. Since the beginning of his campaign, he has expressed his prejudices on topics like immigration and national security. The points he made, such as “We need to build a wall,” made him unpopular with the foreign population of the United States. He has especially been insulting the reputation of Mexicans who have immigrated to the U.S. in search of work and protection of their rights.
As the child of Mexican parents, I find that Trump is ignorant, racist, and narcissistic, disqualifying him from being president of the U.S. Trump and his supporters have used a bigoted attitude when dealing with immigrant affairs. When asked about his plans for the immigrant population in the U.S during a May 4 interview with Lester Holt, Trump declared that “They’re all gonna be deported.” The next day, he shamelessly posted a picture on Facebook of him eating a taco bowl, captioned “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!” Was that supposed to be a joke?
Trump is not just a hypocrite and a demagogue, but also a dangerous inspiration for other bigots. His racist views have apparently inspired hate crimes. Brothers Scott and Steve Leader violently attacked a homeless Latino man in August of 2015. Scott Leader told the police that their justification for the crime was that “Donald Trump was right, all these illegal immigrants need to be deported.” Leader’s comments prove that Trump has influenced the weak-minded to believe everything he says. His job as president would be to keep the country safe and stable, not to inflict violence amongst the people. He is already manipulating the minds of his supporters and leading them to behave irrationally, making them a danger to others. Imagine what would happen if he held the most powerful position in our country.
We need a president who is willing to protect the union of our nation, someone who protects the foundation of the U.S. A prejudiced chauvinist like Trump will do us no good.