November 2016 gave America its biggest political upset in decades, perhaps in the history of the nation. Donald Trump became the fifth President to lose the popular vote but somehow manage to win the presidential election. A billionaire businessman who spent most of his campaign bashing his opponents, facing allegations of sexual assault, insulting people with physical and mental handicaps, disputing allegations he was working with Russians to win the election, knocking prisoners of war because they disagreed with him, yelling about his opponent, Hillary Clinton and her alleged emails, supporting openly racist newspapers, news outlets and other organizations, and basically complaining, all of the time, no matter what was happening. He really managed to win. 2016 quite possibly held the ugliest and most upsetting presidential race in history, and will go down as such. Most of Trump’s voters were white and working class, uneducated, white men, (Thrush, White, Hughes, Ratner, Strauss, & Zeitz, 2016). His unraveled tweets, his perpetual television presence and mass rallies made him a hero to his class of voters. Now, 11 months into his Presidency, even those who voted for him avoid the news due to the continual, anxiety driven updates about which world leader our President has most recently upset. It is clear as glass Trump is affecting the moral of the entire country, Americans are more stressed in todays political climate than ever (Sifferlin, 2017) but who is really being affected by him, his administration, and his polices?
The most important decisions can come when you least expect it. Being put on the spot can be stressful, but you always need to keep an open mind when choosing one way or another. From big to small, we all struggle with making the “right” choices every day. There are people in the world that are called upon to make difficult decisions as part of their profession, such as the President or a judge and jury. Others, like actors and directors, may not have life and death situations looming over them, but they still are faced with many conflicts within just one project or performance. When thinking about anything of importance, it is best to take into consideration knowledge and advice from a variety of sources before ultimately choosing one’s direction.
Trump must fight the urge to cry "Look how well I did in the African American community during the primaries" It's nothing but drivel spoken only to puff up Trumps own ego. If trump fights off the urge to tout his own "greatness," and on national TV during his acceptance speech puts forth REAL, honest proposals that are designed to help black lives he can start the process of having blacks remove the democrat blinders that they have worn for
On November 8, 2016 the US election took place. The two front runners, the Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump went neck to neck in the presidential race. On this frightening night, millions of people watched America’s worst nightmare unfold right in front of their own eyes. Donald J. Trump the islamophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic, sexist, racist bigot defeated Hilary Clinton and became the 45th President of the United States of America. Donald Trump shouldn’t have even been nominated to run for president.
The article states that fear has become a huge deal ever since the presidential elections divided the nation. The American President has bottled up fear within most minorities, especially in African Americans. The article suggests that Donald Trump’s focus was mainly on protecting confederate statues rather than protecting African-Americans and minorities from discrimination and violence.The author seemed to have gathered the information by completing a report on Donald Trump’s speech. The article was meant to be read by minorities who are being ignored by the president and to white Americans. This article is similar to the other article because they both describe the fear that is bottled up inside Americans, whether it is because of threats
There have been countless articles on the riots that arose right after the election. In high schools across the country, there has been chanting, vandalism that discriminate against race and ethnicity. Videos of children in the halls, yelling “build the wall”. On bathroom doors, in Minnesota High School “whites only” was written, following “TRUMP”. Even a Student in
November 8, 2016. As the clock ticked from day to dust, the American population sat down to the conclusion of the forty fifth presidential election. Within moments, the fate of the nation was broadcasted into the homes and hearts of millions. For the some, the results of the election bought upon a sense of joy and excitement. However, for the other half of America’s citizens, hearing the call for Trump to presidency emitted feelings of sadness, disappointment, and above all else, confusion. How did a multi-billionaire businessman defeat a former First Lady of the United States and Secretary of State to become the president on the United States? In fact, how did a man of such little constitutional knowledge obtain the amount of political attention
To all the people who are upset that the Constitutional right of protest is being used to show how unfit Donald Trump is to be President of the United States: People are protesting against his hate filled policies, and how he has instilled fear and hatred in people. Hate and fear have no place in this country, yet many Muslim women are removing their Hijabs for fear of being beaten in the streets. Immigrants who have gained the right to live in The United States by the citizenship process outlined by the Government, are scared that the rights guaranteed to them will be revoked. Women are scared for their safety. African Americans have already been called obscenities and told to go back to picking cotton. This all has happened in a matter of
Throughout history, president's have faced the decreasing approval ratings over their time in the White House. We see that when going into election voters tend to lean more to the individual persuading them things that seem like they are going to make the nation great again. However when elected president, over the years presidents have failed to meet the promises they have made. To win for the presidents is the "power to persuade," but when they lose the confidence of the people, they lose the ability to lead. This causes the next election process, to become very difficult because citizens do not see the right to put in another president who is not going to fulfill their job and promises. However, when the president's approval rating is
With the impending election looming closer and closer, the approach of the presidential throne seems to elicit a plethora of opinions on who is the most viable candidate. However, the candidate that has caused controversy at every angle possible is none other than Donald Trump. Famous for his extreme affluence and most notably his TV drama, The Apprentice, President-elect Donald Trump has integrated his unctuous persona into his campaign. The San Diego Union Tribune’s article on Donald Trump, “…Great Power and Greater Irresponsibility”, introduces us with the possibility that Donald Trump is not the “Make America Great American” man he claims to be, and in fact he is the exact opposite. While for some Americans, his aversion to political correctness is admirable and induces a strong support; many are adverse to his social conduct and view his idiosyncrasies polar to the fabric of the Constitution. The article brings forth a target audience of both non-supporters and supporters alike in grave attempt to eradicate this supposed allure of Trump.
When we think of the presidency today, it is hard to understand how much it has change since its inception. Many of the founding fathers disagreed on the role that the executive branch should play, largely because they feared a leader with too much power. It is safe to say that if not for the persona of one man the presidency would not exist in the way that it does today but there are many other who have transformed the role of a branch that had merely a skeleton of an outline of what the office’s role should be. In the beginning it was like playing a game where we were making the rules up as we went; today it is an institution that the Founders would not recognize. To begin such a study, it is only just that we start with the man who
I am afraid of a lot of things, I am a very anxious person, my mind creates fearsome things all on it’s own. Last night, after I learned of the election results, I was afraid. Not disappointed, not dissatisfied, but genuinely afraid. I didn’t watch the election closely, neither me nor my parents were eligible to vote this year. I didn’t know much about either candidates or their policies, everything I know about this election came from things I heard from my parents, my friends, and random articles that I stumbled on by accident. Mostly I heard about scandals surrounding the election, naturally. And I heard a lot about Donald Trump, the way he talked about women, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants and all other minorities made it really surprising, at least for me, that he was able to go as far as he did in the election.
As a non- white Muslim, I am a part of the group of people including women and African Americans that you have chosen to ridicule and undermine throughout your presidential campaign. Coming from Mississippi, I understand what it means to be apart of the minority. Not only was I a Muslim who attended a predominantly white high school, I was also surrounded by many of your supporters who valued your oppression towards Muslims, women, and African Americans. I, on the other hand, chose to be against you because I am one of the many recipients of your hurtful and unpleasant comments towards Muslims. However, the people around me did not appreciate my opinion, and they looked down upon it. I did not expect them to be accepting. Why would I? These were the same people that called me a terrorist. The same people that mocked “colored” people. The same people that neglected any religious beliefs not involving Christianity. They were not going to suddenly change this unaccepting behavior especially if they see a prominent figure such as yourself discriminating others too. If they see a person with high authority such as a presidential candidate act harsh towards minorities, what is going to stop them from doing the same? By focusing on themselves, the white majority who have chosen to support you and your actions have simultaneously chosen to neglect the needs of the minority. This failure to recognize the disadvantages of the minority has caused a rift in our country which has led to
Donald Trump is a republican candidate who is leading the polls for the upcoming presidential election; numerous people are terrified that America would deteriorate if he was chosen as president. Furthermore, Trump is excessively publicized about since he has taken one sided views on controversial topics. For example, Trump wants to ban the immigration of Muslims into the U.S. (Diamond, 1), and he wants a border to be assembled between the U.S. and Mexico (McCarthy, 1), which he assumes Mexico will pay for. Trump accounts for 43 percent of all GOP coverage on network news so far this year (Cary, 1). When Trump insults war heroes, women, immigrants, his fellow candidates, and Congress people of
Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America on November 8th, 2016, and now has been running our country for over a year. As Trump’s first year in office slowly began, his reputation seems to be creating different outside views of our nation and arguments started producing everywhere. After competing with Hillary Clinton for the presidential term in office, Trump defeated her along with her democratic supporters causing one of the most shocking elections in U.S. history. Using public media web pages, we are reviewing both sides of the argument regarding Trump’s election and we are going to decipher why each arguer supports their side, and why each side is reasonable for the benefit of our country.