So why do people hate Trump so much?
1. He says he wants to “Make America Great Again.”
Yes, this is what he says. But what that means is that he wants to return to an America that was racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic. It means he wants to return to a time when white men ruled the country and received a leg up on others by stepping on their necks. In other words, he wants to move backwards and erase all of the progress America has made since the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s. The sad truth is that America was never great, but we were moving away from that. Trump wants to reverse progress.
2. He’s a former reality-TV star.
What’s next—Kim Kardashian cures cancer? Whoever wins The Bachelor gets appointed head of the World Bank? What sort of sad comment is it on this country that a reality-show star with ridiculous hair and an ego the size of the Empire State Building, a man who’s best known for firing people and losing money on casinos, is now the world’s most powerful man? He is nothing but a cheap act of bluster and attitude, and frankly it’s terrifying that this is a man whose ego could lead us into nuclear war.
3. He’s a billionaire.
He was born rich and just became richer by swindling people and stiffing workers. What’s most tragic is that a lot of working-class people, who have every right to be outraged by how our government has sold out their interests, have invested hope in a man who has never been poor, can’t relate to them on any level about anything, and who probably considers them all losers and suckers. They think he’s “working class” just because he has a foul mouth. Don the Con has fooled these people into voting against their best interests. At a time when wealthy inequality is reaching record heights, they elected a man who’s only going to make the gap between rich and poor wider.
4. He’s a businessman and not a politician.
What the hell does he know about politics or how government works? Can he even name his local Congressman? Does he know the difference between the House and Senate? He never served in any kind of political office, and then you make him PRESIDENT? He seems so dumb and crass and uninformed, he’s the type of guy who’d want to rename the Supreme Court as the Totally Awesome Court. No wonder all Democrats and a healthy slice of the Republican Party can’t stand him. He knows nothing about how government works, nor does he seem to care that a huge purpose of government is to protect your average worker and consumer against predatory businessmen such as him.
5. He hates the media.
Of course he does. He hates them the same way that a criminal hates the cops. The same way a wife hates a cheating husband. They catch him on every lie that comes out of his mouth, and that’s an exhausting job, because all he does is lie. If they seem “relentlessly negative” against him, it’s because he’s the most relentlessly negative egomaniac ever to hold this office. The media’s job is to keep politicians honest, and boy, do they have a job with this lunatic! He keeps them all working overtime.
6. He’s rude and mean.
At a time when our country is being ripped apart by hatred and division, when people can’t even talk to one another anymore because of political differences and we definitely need an kind an compassionate person who brings us all together with grace and wisdom, we get the equivalent of a teenager who farts loudly in class and thinks it’s funny. He makes jokes about the disabled and the underprivileged and the oppressed and basically anyone who’s had a harder life than he has.
7. He’s not “politically correct.”
He thinks he’s just “telling it like it is.” Sure, if you think that white males are superior and should keep ruling the world. Instead, he’s just a hateful asshole who likes to slam Muslims, Mexicans, women, gays, blacks, transgender people, poor people, and anyone who’s not a fat orange ball of hate with no innate intelligence or talent who’d be mopping floors if it wasn’t for daddy’s money.
8. He says he’s not a racist.
Which is, of course, why he calls Mexicans rapists and says “the blacks” love him. He even had the gall to claim he’s the least racist person you’ll ever meet. Well, the proof is in the pudding—Hispanics overwhelmingly voted against him, and he only got 8 percent of the black vote. Don, you can pretend you love “the blacks” all you want, but what’s crystal clear is that the love is not reciprocated.
9. He says disrespectful things about women.
This is the man who called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman,” who rates women on a scale from one to 10, who said Megyn Kelly was acting crazy because blood was coming out of her “wherever,” and who is constantly calling women “fat” and “ugly” and “pigs.” This is also the man who gave Rape Culture a big boost by saying that when you’re rich and famous, you can just grab women by the pussy and get away with it. It’s a huge shame, and a sign of al the progress we still need to make, that over 40% of women still voted for him. What’s even worse is that a majority of white women voted for him.
10. He’s against open borders.
Most of world history is a tale of war and bloodshed and cruelty and suffering due to the fact that people have an “us against them” mentality and divide themselves into group, when the truth is that we’re all human and when you cut us, we all bleed red. At a time when we’re making unprecedented technological progress that brings us all together as one world, Donald Trump wants to build walls rather than bridges. We are a nation of immmigrants—Trump is himself the descendant of German and Scottish immigrants—but Trump wants to revers the tide of history and keep us isolated, hateful, and paranoid.
11. He’s nationalist rather than globalist.
World War II was a fight between nationalism and globalism. Did you know that the “N” in “Nazi” comes from the fact that Hitler’s party called themselves “National” Socialists? So if you’re on the side of nationalism v. globalism, you’re taking the side of Nazis and the losers in the last tragic World War.
12. He didn’t sign the Paris Climate Accord.
While the earth is warming and the seas are rising and nearly every climate scientist on Earth insists all nations have to come together to solve a problem that threatens to render the human race extinct, Trump ignored all the experts and voted to choose death and cancer and pollution.
13. He appeals to rural voters.
You know the ones—the ignorant, toothless, inbred, Bible-thumping, cousin-touching, uneducated rubes who have always been the most racist, intolerant, ignorant, and hateful members of our country. Cities are synonymous with art and culture and sophistication, so it’s no surprise that the part of the country that produces no art, no literature, and no culture would be the one that supports Trump.
14. He does not think Russia is a threat.
Every intelligence agency has declared that Russia meddled in the last election and likely handed Trump the presidency on a silver platter, but Trump steadfastly denies it. All the evidence suggests the Putin represses dissent, steals elections, persecutes gays, and murders journalists, but Trump says none of this is a threat. He must be especially fond of the “murders journalists” part, because he knows that the media is on to him.
15. He is pro-capitalism.
He favors an economic system that strengthens the weak against the poor, that ravages the land, and that blithely stomps on indigenous cultures in order to render us all mindless consumers with no sense of self, virtue, or community. The world is on the brink of an economic collapse, and Trump wants to keep pumping life into a dying system that threatens all life on this planet as we know it.
16. He is pro-gun.
Even after all the senseless and high-profile mass shootings of the past few years in which countless innocent people were caught in the crossfire of some crazed lunatic loser who was working out his inadequacy and hatred on the world, Trump insists that we all need guns—the more, the merrier. He will tell you that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. That’s true, but people with guns kill a LOT of people—nearly 40,000 last year alone. Forty thousand beautiful lives cut down because to many men, a gun is a second penis.
17. He’s constantly battling with critics.
How thin-skinned is this raging tangerine? He’s the leader of the free world and would presumably have more important things to worry about, but if you dare say something about his hair or skin tone or his endless idiotic comments, he’ll launch into a full-blown, all-night Twitter war with you. Secure men don’t do that.
18. He gives the Republicans full control of Washington again.
This means that the gun-toting, Bible-thumping, woman-hating, anti-gay, anti-minority, anti-government, pro-war loons have full control of not only the presidency, but also the House and Senate, allowing them to gleefully and sadistically erase all the progress of the past few generations.
19. He cuts government services.
If you’re looking for work and need food stamps so you don’t starve to death before you find a job, or if you’re a single mother with a deadbeat husband and two babies to feed, or if you’re a mentally ill person in desperate need of care or you very might well harm yourself or others, don’t look to President Trump. He doesn’t care.
20. He obviously thinks quite highly of himself.
We don’t need an egomaniac with his finger on the nuclear button. We don’t need someone who might likely destroy civilization as we know it because someone hurt his feelings. We need someone who can put down the mirror and focus on the problems that threaten us all.