|By Dianne Weaver July, 2016|
Will Donald Trump be our next president?
Granted, he has received millions of votes during the primaries, and has more than the number of delegates needed to be nominated.
But I can tell you I'm terrified of the possibility - Donald J. Trump (the tweeting) President of the USA.
His demeanor and speech alone is enough to tell me he is seriously lacking in the diplomacy department, a public figure whose narcissism has exceeded all bounds taught to me by my parents.
He says he alone will make America great again.
The following are just a few of the statements he has made during his campaign, making me wonder what if anything he has said that is encouraging enough for anyone to really want him as president.
He says, "I don't have to listen to our generals or ambassadors, because I have a very good brain," and "I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me." I can't, don't or won't believe him.
Surely any man who is that braggadocios about himself doesn't inspire a lot of trust.
He says, "Nobody has more respect for women than me."
But he said about one of his Republican opponents, Carly Fiorina, "Look at that face!" "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?" - "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" Is he serious? What exactly should a president look like Donald Trump?
He says, "I have foreign policy experience because I ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia." Does he have even a clue of what foreign policy is and what it entails?
Trump's business dealings with foreign governments are being kept secret.
"I will build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me. Believe me. And I'll build it very inexpensively. I'll build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words." Has he explained just how he proposes to make Mexico build and pay for the wall?
Basic thinking people will understand the failed history of wall building to keep "others" out.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue (New York City) and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay?"
He may not lose voters, but can he serve as president behind bars, or does he think he would get away with it, simply because he is Donald Trump?
Worse yet was his filmed quote about woman wanting him to grope their pussies.
This brings me to the subject of his persistent "tweeting." I often wonder why posting a message on a Twitter account is called "tweeting," - "twitting" seems far more applicable, especially when it relates to Donald Trump, and Merriam-Webster's definition of twit.