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Vote for TRUMP??? by @jmikey

Vote for TRUMP??? by @jmikey

Vote for Trump???

I watched some on CNN on 3/1, and I saw how much the other Republicans/the Democrats/the CNN moderators/and the “experts” all hate Donald Trump. Yes I know he has some crazy sound bytes that get played over and over again and I know he comes off as racist, but that couldn't be it. None of them cared when Trayvon Martin was killed by neighborhood watch, they don't really care that Trump says he wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, not at all. So I decided to take a look into Donald Trump and his platform and see what’s really got them so unhappy with him, and more importantly I wanted to see what was making Republican voters come out in record numbers for him.

So www.donaldjtrump.com lists six issues Trump is running on, the one that is brought up most by his rivals is his Healthcare plan, and the reason for that is because Trump feels “Obamacare” didn't go far enough. Trump has said he wants to repel “Obamacare” and he does, but he, wants to replace it with something that would be even better, actual real healthcare for all. Trump wants to open the Healthcare market up totally ( a battle Obama didn't want to fight). Trumps website also says he wants America to “stand up to China more” “improve the state of veteran affairs” “change the tax code” “make sure Americans keep their guns i.e. 2nd amendment rights” and lastly of course “immigration”.

Yes he is wrong on immigration but how much more is he wrong about?

Then I took a look at those who hate trump the most, and those people weren't Mexicans Blacks or Muslims, they were those w/power that Trump doesn't need or want. It was the other candidates who have big money backers who hate him, because the big money wasn't working. Trump is funding his own campaign so he says and does what he wants (and yes being racist is one of those things apparently), The CNN and FOX “experts” hate him too, because he doesn't care to do their interviews and he doesn't need to. And most importantly the “Establishment” hates Donald Trump, and they hate Trump because he isn't in on their plan - he's an outsider.

Trump has promised to keep the U.S. neutral on Iran, and also to stay neutral on Israel - Palestine relations, which is a far cry from what every other candidate has said for the last 40 years. Trump is also not a fan of the endless wars our Federal Government has been leading us into since 2002, even blasting Jeb Bush saying “your brother invaded Iraq for no reason, destroyed the country and destabilized the region and there were no WMD’s” during a televised debate. Trump is no friend to the military industrial complex (Google that if you don't know what it is) or to the endless wars our country has been wasting money on and he wants to stop it, and that is what scares the establishment most. He is an outsider with his own money who is fed up with how things have been going and there is a large group of Americans who agree with him. And I am not making this establishment vs. Trump thing up, Trump even has a section on his website addressing “the establishment”.

“The Establishment - I want to win for the people of this great country. The only people I will owe are the voters. The media, special interests, and lobbyists are all trying to stop me. We won’t let that happen!”

Maybe Trumps supporters are racist; I'm sure most of the loudest ones are, but maybe the record numbers are coming out for more than that. Maybe they are tired of the way our country is being run and they want change. Not that 2008 change that ended up being the same thing as before that “we” fell for. Yes Donald Trump is a racist, he says unacceptable things about fellow humans that makes me cringe, but knowing what I know about the way things have been going and the establishment, I know I am more afraid of four years of President Hillary Clinton then I am of a racist President Donald Trump. Fighting racism at home sounds easier then fighting WW3 abroad and at home.

- JMikey

 

P.S. I’m NOT voting for Trump.

 

P.P.S. Donald Trump is racist.

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