Washington D.C– (TFC) In a field full of clowns, Donald Trump has taken the reins as the biggest joke of the thirteen candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination. He is a man without political experience whose words and actions makes a mockery of the electoral process at a time when America can’t afford more jokes.
After Trump made disparaging comments about Mexicans, Univision decided to pull the Miss America Pageant from their schedule. It was a logical reaction for a Spanish language network who can’t afford to air an event co-owned by someone who made comments that insulted their viewership. NBC and Macy’s have since cancelled their business relationships with Trump after he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best- They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Trump has threatened to sue NBC over his termination and has already filed suit against Univision over their supposed attack on Trump’s right to free speech.
The worst thing about the lawsuit against Univision is the fact a presidential candidate does not understand what free speech is. The lawsuit claims, Univision engaged in a “politically motivated attempt to suppress Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech under the First Amendment as he begins to campaign for the nation’s presidency.”
The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech , or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of their grievances.” You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to understand the meaning behind the amendment. Either Trump doesn’t know what the First Amendment is, or he fails at reading comprehension.
The First Amendment was designed to protect the American public from getting arrested for speaking out against the government; it does not protect a person from getting fired over a distasteful comment.
Macy’s, NBC and Univision made decisions they had the right to make, because employing or airing an event co-owned by Trump is a poor business decision. NBC and Univision are funded by advertisers who want to make money. Those advertisers have a pulse on the public, and if those advertisers support a network that employs a man they risk losing profit from a public that refuses to support companies that employs idiots. Justine Sacco was famously fired by a PR firm over a bad joke on Twitter because her employment threatened business. The same applies to Trump. Any company that does business with him risks losing clientele.
Once again Trump has shown he is a lawsuit obsessed hothead who throws his money around to threaten people who dare to challenge him. He did exactly that in 2013 when he sued Bill Maher after the host of Real Time made a joke on The Tonight Show telling Jay Leno he will donate $5 million to charity if Trump can prove he is not half human, half orangutan. The joke was in response to Trump joining the birther movement by challenging President Obama to present his college records to prove he is American.
Trump is a tinfoil hat wearing malcontent who has no business making decisions that affects the globe. He brands himself as an outsider, but is too dim to know how to talk to the public and show how serious and qualified he is to be making decisions that impact Americans.
Although statistics show a high number of illegal immigrants are committing crimes, there is a right way and a wrong way to bring up an issue; and Trump is too stupid to tell the difference. The majority of Americans in prison for drug offenses are black, but no candidate has come out to say all African Americans are drug addicted criminals; because they are smarter than The Donald. They know the GOP has a huge demographic problem they must fix if they have any chance of regaining the presidency. Women, African Americans, and Hispanics are voting Democrat at an alarming rate, and the Republican Party can’t afford to have an idiot insulting those demographics.
Trump once called Arianna Huffington ugly in a tweet; and was twice accused of discriminating against minorities while he was president of a property management firm. Those accusations are joined by claims he once told a former employee, “laziness is a trait in blacks.” His comments towards women and minorities have painted him as a sexist and a racist who loves placing his foot in his mouth, and his claim he will be the best choice to bring jobs to America is faulty at best.
With a failing business empire built by his father, Trump went to his siblings to dig him out of financial ruin in 1993, and went to them again less than a year later asking or more money. That was caused in part by his failure to turn a profit with Trump Airlines which was turned over to creditors in 1992. This was followed multiple Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings over his failed casino and entertainment empires, and his laughable attempt to find success in vodka production.
Trump has had some successes in the business world, but his egotistical insistence he is the only candidate that would return America to prominence is overstated. His idea to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S border; and make Mexico pay for it, sounds less like bestselling book, and more like Trump Vodka; and his suggestion the U.S should take Middle East oil shows how dim he is.
Polls may currently show Trump ranks number two in the GOP presidential field, but this electoral season as shown a few candidates getting bumps when they announce their candidacy to only see them fall down to earth, and that is what will happen with Trump. He appeals to the Neanderthal within the GOP who wants to bully the world into cowering at America’s feet without contemplating how shooting first and asking questions later will impact global politics.
Former White House press secretary Ari Fliescher told Politico, “Donald Trump is like watching a roadside accident. Everybody pulls over to see the mess. And Trump thinks that’s entertainment. But running for president is serious. And the risk for the party is he tarnishes everybody.” It is no wonder Fliescher believes that. All you have to do is look at his litigation history, read a dumb tweet or listen to the crap that comes out of his mouth and find out Trump is an embarrassment to a party, so desperate to convince Americans they aren’t as crazy as the fool with a bad haircut.