World's No. One Headliner
"I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools. My first day, it gets signed, OK? My first day. There's no more gun-free zones."
"[The] two million criminal aliens now inside of our country? We will begin moving them out day one. As soon as I take office. Day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone. They're going out. They're going out fast."
"I love it [waterboarding]. I think it's great. [That American general a century ago in the Philippines who slaughtered 49 terrorists, sent the 50th] back to your people, and you tell them what happened. And for 25 years, there wasn't a problem, OK? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem."
"When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it [the protest] down with strength. That shows you the power of strength."
"I would bomb the shit out of them [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]. You have to take out their families when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. When they say they don't care about their lives, you have to take out their families."
"When they [Iranian naval vessels] circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats, and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water."
Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for U.S. presidential election
The problem is that ALL of the people in the United States of America have no wish to be represented by this monumentally inappropriate charlatan. That some Americans see their way clear to voting for this unabashed and unregenerate buffoon, racist, misogynist, braggart, liar, is quite beyond comprehension. Even granted that Americans are fed up with an administration that appears to have bungled every international situation of grave moment it has turned its attention to, and has been equally incapable of internally administering the affairs of the nation instead of alienating the expectations of the citizenry and failing to diplomatically achieve a measure of bipartisan cohesion, the situation is utterly inexplicable.
The democracy that has led the way for the rest of the world to feel secure in their choice of political will appears to have collapsed inward upon itself. Both Republicans and Democrats have done inestimable harm to their political reputations. The liberties and freedoms that the United States exemplifies has left it free to remain obliviously ignorant of what constitutes reliable leadership both from within and without. It is unspeakably inane, frighteningly so, that this great country, so long a beacon of the free world, has been unable to field candidates of merit and trust to represent the nation and instead is prepared to elect one of two inadequate, unreliable, morally bankrupt candidates sends shivers of apprehension down the spines of foreign onlookers.
On one hand there is a crude exhibitionist who is convinced that every fatuous word he utters represents divine wisdom, and that he is entitled to behave in a manner that would never be countenanced in civil society were it not for his acquired and inherited wealth and his 'celebrity' status among the easily led and gulled. And on the other there is an equally entitled egotist whose capacity for bald-faced denials is readily identified as similar to Trump's. Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill, a former president who shamed the White House with his uninhibited sexuality, preying on women from the height of his status, again the equal of Trump, offer little comfort as the solution preventing Trump from sitting in the Oval Office.
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Hillary Clinton used her executive office as a conduit to enrich herself and her husband by clandestinely offering access to the State Department for political hearings bought through generous contributions to the Clinton Charity, which appears to be a nominal charity, one that has served to benefit a high-flying couple who hadn't the financial wherewithal they craved for, even as he held the highest office in the land. Access bought and paid for is responsible for the Clintons' net worth of an estimated $150 to $200 million. The emails she so zealously filtered away from access to information requests by not using the official, secure server were hers to dispose of as she chose.
Labelled a liar and skirting criminality consequences for her lies under oath, unequivocally identified as such by the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who chose not to prosecute the candidate for the presidency, leaving her free to win by the default of an electorate thankfully -- when all the chickens come home to roost -- squeamish enough to backtrack on their deadly fascination with Trump, come the new year she will be inducted into the presidency of the United States.