When Donald Trump announced his intent to run for President in 2016, journalists and media personalities rejoiced. Trump is a man who has never been afraid to speak his (delusional) mind, or attach his name to anything (or everything), but does the billionaire-turned-reality television star (turned orange) really have a chance at winning his party's nomination?
Well, if you are even considering checking Trump's name on the ballot, check out these Tweets that embody why he should never be allowed near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
10. (Very) thinly-veiled racism
Thugs, the new N-word. And insinuating that the President has some sort of special power over America's black population is both idiotic and racist. By his logic, would "President" Donald Trump be responsible for controlling the actions of billionaire CEOs?
9. His preference for birds over your grandchildren:
Statistically, 0.013 bald eagles died on that particular Friday. Overall, 85 bald eagles died in the U.S. from wind turbines from 1997 until 2014. That's 5 per year.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill, a singular event that dumped 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and onto its shores has been credited with 6,147 dead birds, 613 dead sea turtles and 157 dead mammals (including dolphins). That is as a direct result of the spill. Environmental officials estimate the long-term effects of the spill will result in more than 1 million wildlife deaths.
8. His attitude toward victims of a pandemic:
Punishing acts of international heroism. How American!
7. Pettiness in response to media criticism:
Is this how you are going to respond to your critics from the Oval Office? If you don't grow thicker skin, you are going to start challenging the First Amendment. (P.S. Don't mess with my boy Jon)
6. He doesn't seem to get what "refuse to say" means:
Hey DT: Saying what you refuse to say is actually worse than just saying it.
5. Advice like this:
Trump to advisers: How can I come across as inspirational to aspiring entrepreneurs, while making it abundantly clear that unless they're already rich, they don't stand a chance?
4. Pandering to the "Truther" crowd:
Trump's next "truth bomb": Plaque is a figment of the liberal media and the dental industry to scare you into buying useless appliances and pastes. Now, I've heard the arguments on both sides, and there is nothing to convince me of the need to brush your teeth.
3. I don't think he knows how global warming works:
Not only is it clear that Donald Trump has no idea about how climate change works, he is also dead wrong. Here are some facts on Climate Change:
2. Or what "credible source" means:
If you remember, Trump was t the forefront of the "Obama is not an American" movement, and as soon as Obame did produce his long-form birth certificate, he refused to accept that it was real.
1. He needs to have at least a vague idea of how democratic elections work:
The Representative Republic form of Democracy in the U.S. is based on appointing leaders that the majority of its population select, not the elite few. I think you're looking for an Aristocracy. Maybe you should go live in Ancient Sparta, since the form of government you seem to want does not currently exist in this world, because it's stupid.
But, on second thought... He IS friends with Robert Kraft.
Your argument is invalid.