There are so many things that you can nit-pick and focus on in last nights debate, where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in a response-long and answer-less debate. This was also the first opportunity for Americans (and people around the world) to see what Donald Trump is like in a formal and respected forum like the Presidential debate. And even though I was live-tweeting most of it, most of my tweets happen to be jokes about what was being said instead of any actual policy debate.
This is what I want to focus on. Donald Trump said something which raised a huge red flag for most people. And that was this:
“She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina, I said she doesn’t have the stamina, and I don’t believe she does have the stamina” – Donald Trump, Presidential Candidate
Stamina? If stamina is a criteria, you might as well hire The Rock or Seth Rollins or even Rusev (I mean he was WWE United States Champion before last weekend, amirite?)
Donald Trump has changed American politics.
Now that he is the official Republican contender for the presidency, the Republican party has to accept the campaign that Trump ran on. Trump is known for wanting to ban Muslims from coming to America and saying that most Mexicans are rapists.
Donald Trump’s opinion on Muslims are always so interesting.
When Sadiq Khan became the newly elected Mayor of London, Donald Trump expressed his happiness and even offered for Khan to be the ‘exception’ to his no-Muslim rule. This, to me, came off as kind of patronizing and sounds like “if when you’ve proven you’re a nice enough Muslims you can come into the United States of America”.
But Donald Trump recently said in an interview with UK’s ITV that Muslims should work with the police and “turn people in”.
You know, as if all Muslim communities are like those friendly cul-de-sacs where everyone is friends with everyone and that one guy who lives in the corner house, Rasheed, is up to no good.
After the Brussels attack, Ted Cruz proposed patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods. It sounded like something taken from a history book, but is it something that Republicans would historically do? Let’s find out!
Politics is usually about discourse and debate. Politicians debate each other on how to handle issues, whether it be economic or foreign policy. That is why there is a government and an opposition, so that we can make sure we have a civilized and purposeful debate.
What’s sad is we’re not seeing any of that in the current GOP debate.
Instead we are seeing a wacky competition of who can out-bigot the other candidate. It would be a great reality show if this weren’t all so real.