Trump’s America

America has had a long history of problems with racism, Islamophobia, and women’s rights. We’ve made huge strides in making America a more equal nation. However, this past election has showed that America isn’t fully ready to change. The winner of the presidential race and current president, Donald J Trump, has said and done things that go against hundreds of years of progress and taints the idea of freedom in America. Trump has said deplorable things about women, Mexicans, Muslims, as well as the disabled. This man has no political background but people still felt he was qualified. CNN reported that Trump received over 62,000,000 votes and received 306 electoral votes.

This overwhelming support for a man who has made suggestive comments about women is insane. According to The Washington Post, during a CNN interview, Trump was quoted saying, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base”. He’s said things that are blatantly offensive but yet he is running one of the largest empires in the world. Donald Trump has suggested outrageous things like monitoring Muslim neighborhoods, punishing women for getting abortions, and recently, that former president Barack Obama wired tapped his tower. Most notably, Trump has joked and bragged about sexual assault. In an unseen Access Hollywood clip, Trump was reported saying, “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful– I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything…Grab them by the p***y. … Do anything.”.

How can a person who is as horrible as Trump manage to become president in a country as free as America? Because America hasn’t completely gotten rid of their racist mindset. No matter how much progress we make, we can never shake the few, or rather millions, of people who still have racist mindsets. For the next 4 years we will not see America the Free but rather Trump’s America.

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Donald J Trump credit to CNN

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