Trump causes staffer to question; ponder

Jen Sethe, Staff

I was raised to never judge a book by its cover but after listening to what Donald Trump has to say, it is hard not to wonder how far off I would have been in my judgement.

Trump is the biggest source of entertainment in this year’s elections and puts a lot of people off, yet he still leads in the primary results.

My friends and I scroll through his Twitter and cringe at the statements, opinions and accusations posted to his account. It may not be hard to offend people in this day and age but Trump has an exceeding talent for it and that is not a quality we need in a leader.

Trump’s narcissistic behavior towards his success as a businessman does not win him any points and only makes him look more self-centered and egotistical.

I have yet to meet a die-hard Trump supporter but obviously they are out there. They are strong in multitude and they are turning my nightmare of Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States into a possibility of the future.

Trump may as well cause more international conflict than we have currently with what he plans to do as our president. He wants to build a wall between us and Mexico and make Mexico pay for it despite their protests otherwise. He says he does not mean to be offensive or racist by this plan of action yet his actions speak louder than his words. If he plans on cutting off our country from another, what stops him from offending another country which could possibly become a huge threat to the U.S. in the future? America does not need any enemies or countries hating us.

In a debate he stated that countries will do what he wants without negotiation. That sounds absolutely insane and makes me even more terrified at the thought of him being in a pivotal position in our government.

He continues to insult his followers and it is getting harder to believe he is a Republican with his views and lack of religiousness in spite of the fact that he claims he is. Even the pope stated his doubt of Trump’s religiousness.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not a Christian,” Pope Francis said after his time in Mexico on his way back to Rome.

Now Trump did refute this statement and argues that it was extremely disgraceful. Nonetheless it does make a person question Trump’s morals after the pope’s statement.

He turns debates into a circus compared to debates in the previous years. His followers cheer and yell at them and it just seems a lot more out of control.

There is a reason Trump is the leading candidate in the Republican Party. It may be his business ethic or his brutal and crass honesty but personally I have yet to hear or witness anything good from him.

There seems to be a mystery surrounding where Trump gets his voter turnout. Everyone gossips about the outrageous doings of the candidate, growing his popularity amongst all ages. While his crazy antics are laughed about, they may just actually be the key to his success so far on the race to the White House.

Before young voters begin to vote, Trump and his proposals should be considered in a serious mindset. While some of his proposals are joked about and laughed at, something to consider is these things will become a reality to all of our lives in the future if elected.