I recently got into a Twitter exchange with a Donald Trump supporter, who also turned out to be a customer of ours. For starters, I have nothing against anyone regardless of their political affiliation. Happy to do business with one and all – there’s always another side to the story, and I respect the reasons why some people feel Trump is the right choice. I don’t agree with them, but I respect their choice, and won’t hold it against them. I normally don’t respond to messages like this on Twitter, but since he brought the company into it, I felt it was only fair to respond. My contention was that all my anti-Trump tweets (mostly poking fun at him) were not politically charged, and that I am not a political person at all, which I still maintain. My rationale is that regardless of Trump’s policies (he doesn’t really have any) or his party affiliation, I’d still feel exactly the same way about him. He could have been running as the most liberal Democrat of all time, and I’d still call him an Oompa Loompa. I didn’t particularly like Hillary Clinton either to be honest, but this was an election of the lesser of two evils. You see, it’s not about politics, it’s about basic decency. And you Mr. Trump, have none.
If the word Unpresidential were in the dictionary (apparently it is), there should be a picture of Donald Trump next to it. Perhaps he’s going to be the great savior that much of the country needs. Somehow he is magically going to reduce taxes and the deficit at the same time. He’s going to turn us into Russia’s best friend, and make America’s networks strong enough that no hackers can infiltrate us. Heck, he may even solve our gun problem. And yet, even if he did all that, there is not one ounce of hope or patriotism that I feel when the man opens his mouth. He is everything parents hope their kids do not turn out to be. A rich spoilt brat who believes that simply drowning everyone out because he has a microphone will make things go his way. There is absolutely nothing presidential about Donald Trump.
Today’s press conference was the most despicable thing I have ever seen. There is an unwritten rule that you respect the journalists who cover you, by at the very least allowing a question to be asked, even if the answer is “no comment”. To call CNN a trash news organization and refuse to allow their Whitehouse Correspondent to ask a question is simply ridiculous. That is essentially the start of censoring the press.
Donald Trump is teaching the next generation that deny till you die is the way forward. That the person with the loudest voice and the most money can simply bully his way into getting what he wants. There isn’t another person on this planet who makes my skin crawl like The Donald. Not even Marylin Manson. Not to mention the fact that his grammar is horrible and his thought process as he tries to speak is like watching a youtube video buffering on a dial up connection. Most immigrants I know have better English skills than him. Step it the fuck up, Donald. You’re the President of the United States, not the International House of Pancakes (stole that one from the late, great George Carlin who is definitely rolling in his grave right now).
I really want him to do well for the country. We all lose if he loses. But I have never been more pessimistic about anything in my life – and that includes my chances to make the NBA. We have a giant orange baby who doesn’t have a clue how the real world works, in the most powerful position in the world. There is literally not one other job that Trump could have kept, saying the things that he says. One average tweet, and he would have been fired from the board of any public company. One leaked audio recording, and he would have been thrown out of a government position. And yet, somehow, the most important job on earth has a lower bar than I have set for the person who runs our social media accounts.
While I would like to say “what a time to be alive”, the truth is, America is on the verge of potentially becoming a dangerous place. We need to contain the damage this lunatic can do, and to start with, I’d say the best thing the press can do is simply stop covering his nonsense. Don’t show up when he calls for a press conference. When a baby keeps crying, at some point the only way to get it to stop, is to let it cry itself to sleep. Let’s let the strange orange man-baby exhaust himself into doing nothing for the next 4 years so we can all get on with our lives. God save us all.