Why Donald Trump is Not Just a Bad Candidate, but Bad for America.

Below is a collection of articles highlighting the flaws in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and personal character.  This will eventually be turned into a long-form editorial.   Jump past the break to read more.


Until a week ago, Trump had said nothing true in his entire campaign. Now he has… one true statement.   http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/

 

Trump is far from being the brilliant businessman his supporters think he is. In fact, he’s a hack and little more than a spoilt heir.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/09/03/if-donald-trump-followed-this-really-basic-advice-hed-be-a-lot-richer/ 

 

Trump’s surge is all about less educated Americans. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/27/donald-trumps-surge-is-heavily-reliant-on-less-educated-americans-heres-why/

 

Trump tax plan cuts taxes even further for the rich, balloons debt. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/12/22/analysis-of-donald-trump-tax-plan-sees-a-boon-for-wealthy-and-trillions-in-debt/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

Trump rails against hedge fund managers in speech, then writes tax plan giving them massive tax cut. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/10/02/donald-trump-revealed-he-wants-to-give-hedge-fund-guys-a-huge-tax-cut/

 

Trump’s tax plan would add $34 trillion to national debt by 2036, making it 80% of the annual GDP. http://taxpolicycenter.org/UploadedPDF/2000560-an-analysis-of-donald-trumps-tax-plan.pdf

 

Trump’s property management company was investigated for racist housing policies as early as 1973.  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9803E6DE1739E73ABC4E52DFB6678388669EDE

 

Trump is wrong about immigrants, regardless of legality, being more violent and criminal than native-born Americans.  Legal and illegal immigrants have lower rates of violent and non-violent crimes than people born in the U.S.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/02/surprise-donald-trump-is-wrong-about-immigrants-and-crime/

 

Would-be anti-Muslim bomber is a Trump fanatic. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/trump-supporter-charged-in-plot-to-bomb-muslims-ill-follow-this-man-to-the-end-of-the-world/

 

Trump supporter wants to exterminate Hindus, raid yoga studios. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/trump-loving-conservative-calls-for-armed-raids-of-demonic-yoga-studios-to-christianize-the-land/

 

Trump is breathing life into White Supremacist movement: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/21/how-donald-trump-is-breathing-life-into-americas-dying-white-supremacist-movement/

 

White Nationalists among Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. http://www.ibtimes.com/white-nationalists-among-donald-trumps-most-enthusiastic-supporters-2220618

 

Trump shares neo-Nazi propaganda straight from White Nationalist site. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/that-racist-trump-tweet-about-blacks-killing-whites-isnt-just-false-its-neo-nazi-propaganda/

 

Trump’s property company has been investigated for racist housing practices.  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9803E6DE1739E73ABC4E52DFB6678388669EDE

 

5 ways Trump perfectly mirrors Hitler’s rise to power. http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-comparing-donald-trump-to-hitler-makes-perfect-sense/

 

How Trump’s rhetoric is strikingly similar to Hitler’s. http://www.poynter.org/news/mediawire/358895/commentary-the-danger-of-laughing-at-donald-trump/

 

Overall, how Hitler and Trump are similar and why it’s dangerous. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/donald-trump-rhetoric-gop-opinion-213441

 

Satire: Eleven reasons Trump is not like Hitler. http://theredshtick.com/2015/12/01/eleven-reasons-why-donald-trump-is-not-adolf-hitler/

 

Trump calls for bombing suspected terrorists’ families. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/12/02/donald-trump-says-terrorists-families-should-be-targets/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Black protester beaten at Trump rally speaks out. https://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/black-protester-assaulted-at-trump-rally-speaks-his-fans-proved-all-lives-matter-means-shut-up-nger/

 

Trump condones supporters beating homeless Hispanic man. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/20/a-beating-in-boston-said-to-be-inspired-by-donald-trumps-immigrant-comments/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Trump says he’d “absolutely” require Muslims to register. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/11/20/donald-trump-says-hed-absolutely-require-muslims-to-register/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Trump crumbles under interview pressure. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/us/politics/testy-news-conference-exchange-puts-donald-trumps-quirks-on-display.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Young Trump was kind of a prick. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/opinion/putting-donald-trump-on-the-couch.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Trump threatens America’s pluralism with divisiveness. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/opinion/thomas-friedman-bonfire-of-the-assets-with-trump-lighting-matches.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

Trump disrespects veterans; let’s look at what Trump was doing when McCain was a POW. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/20/what-donald-trump-was-up-to-while-john-mccain-was-suffering-as-a-prisoner-of-war/

 

Trump flip-flops on abortion. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/aug/11/carly-fiorina/fiorina-trumps-abortion-flip-flop/

 

Video montage of Trump’s flip-flopping. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/12/the-massive-flip-floppery-of-donald-trump-explained-in-238-seconds/

 

Trump flip-flops on minimum wage after being called out by Bernie Sanders.  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/28/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-minimum-wage

 

In 2008, Trump gave Bill Clinton a pass for lying about Lewinsky but execrated George W. Bush for invading Iraq on falsified evidence.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiRwnicBhKY

 

How Trump used to be a liberal, a then/now comparison. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/09/ths-many-ways-in-which-donald-trump-was-once-a-liberals-liberal/

 

Trump once proposed a massive one-time tax on rich. http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/11/09/trump.rich/index.html?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

 

Trump used to support legalized drugs. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-04-15/news/9001310473_1_donald-trump-drug-czars-enforcement-efforts

 

Trump was “very pro choice.” http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/trump-in-1999-i-am-very-pro-choice-480297539914

 

Trump flip-flops on wind farms to appease voters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/11/19/donald-trump-hated-wind-farms-until-an-iowa-voter-asked/?tid=sm_tw

 

Trump called for universal healthcare: “We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by health care expenses. We must not allow citizens with medical problems to go untreated because of financial problems or red tape…. We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.” http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jul/24/erick-erickson/conservative-columnist-trump-once-backed-single-pa/

 

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