Trump is a genuine madman. That is all.
The funny thing is that I tend to read reports, cross-reference data and claims, hear about his antics through twitter, and experience 90% of his actions through a third party. I don't live in America, I'm not directly linked to him in any way, I don't watch TV so I don't see him speak, and very little of my understanding of his shittiness comes from direct experience with him.
However...after actually seeing the man speak, after actually watching some of his speeches I'm even more astounded that anyone could vote for him. I don't know how anyone can stand to be near him without smacking him upside the head and telling him to shut the fuck up. I don't know how he's not banned from social media platforms or kicked out of country clubs. The man is verifiably unhinged, unintelligent, and sad and pathetic in virtually every way.
There are so many ways the man is pathetic. From his 'traditional right-wing' policies (The basics wherein brown people of all kinds are hated, women aren't respected, the only religion that has a right to exist is christianity, Gays and trans folk don't deserve rights, healthcare is a luxury, rich people deserve more tax breaks, Gun rights are more important than safety, and all this 'America First' rhetoric) to his personality, he's a mess. Even without his abhorrent beliefs on shithole countries or whether or not trans people are real, listening to his talk is the rantings of a delusional wanker.
I don't want to go off on an ad-hominem rant about how his personality devalues his points - those points are disgusting enough on their own to do that - but all things considered he's just the worst kind of person short of actual murderers and rapists. Trying to suffer through one of his speeches is the sort of ordeal that makes me think like I'm in a bad movie. He lies about everything, rolls from one lie to the next without a second thought, is wrong about the stuff he doesn't outright lie about, Refuses to acknowledge even the slightest hint of wrongdoing, rambles on about absolutely nothing, recites the same broken rhetoric repeatedly, and is clearly not intelligent. Half the time he has no idea what he's talking about, making him woefully ill-equipped to be in such a position of power, and the other half of the time he's lying or trying to bolster his reputation or whining about how mean people are to him.
He's an unhinged madman, a juvenile brat of a trust fund baby, and an intellectually deficient fool.
Regardless of his party's platform, he himself is a terrible, stupid man. A pathological liar of a madman and woefully unfit for office. The fact that there are people out there who have faith in him as a person saddens me. The idea that people care more about witholding healthcare and hating muslims and building some stupid, stupid wall than having a president that actually conducts himself with any sort of respect and poise is rage-inducing.
And his existence and further perpetuation in pop culture is a reminder of just how DIFFERENT the American Left and the American Right truly are.
Obama was a respectful, mature man with dignity and poise. He conducted himself with respect and honour, he acted as the president should. You may not like some of the democratic policies he championed (or lets be honest, most people hated that he was black and democratic, not that he himself was a bad person or believed bad things), but the man himself commanded proper respect. you can't say that about trump. And if you care more about 'upsetting the status quo' by electing someone who's 'not like other politicians' just for the sake of trying something new without any care for policies or societal progress or healthcare or tax reform or equality or equal rights....well, you're a terrible person. Not you, TallSilhouette, but in general.
If you support Donald Trump - be it his regressive political stance or his unhinged immature personality - you are a bad person.
You can like republicans, you can prefer the concept of right-wing politics (LEss government interference or regulation in your day to day lives), but modern Republicans and Trump Especially are utter trash people. Disgusting, unqualified bigots who hate women and brown people and gays and any religion that isn't christianity. Right wing and Left wing policies need to be intermingled, balanced, and shared with compromise, but Trump is a monster and his modern republican followers are all deplorable and will be looked back upon with the same scorn we see the confederates or yes, even the nazis. It's okay to want change, it's not okay if that change takes rights or respect or healthcare from others.
Ethics are surprisingly straightforward, I'm astounded that modern Republicans are, almost uniformly, on the wrong side of history on that and Trump is their ignorant, bigoted, hateful, immature figurehead.