Trump Won Because of Bigotry
Everyone has now heard about President-Elect Donald Trump’s historic victory on November 8th. We all know why he won. Bigotry.
Before we begin, let’s define what the term “bigot” means. According to Dictionary.com, a bigot is an individual who shows stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own. Bigotry, by extension, is the expression of bigoted beliefs.
Having defined what a bigot is, let’s examine how bigotry propelled Donald Trump to the presidency.
Imagine describing Catholicism as "an amazing bastardization of the faith” and that “[Catholics] must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations.” How about saying that “[t]here needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship.”
Imagine calling Latinos “needy” and referring to Latino outreach as “taco bowl outreach.”
Imagine wanting terrorists to be white so your narrative stays intact. How would it feel if someone said, “Damn… [b]etter if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”
Imagine being excited that a black teen was murdered because it fit your narrative. Would it ever be acceptable to describe a murder as “great” because the victim was “killed by a white man?”
Imagine insulting half of the American public by calling them “deplorable” and “irredeemable.”
Imagine describing Muslims, blacks, and Roma as bound to fail, “almost irrespective of their circumstances.” Not only do they “fare badly,” they are “professional never-do-wells.”
Imagine starting birther rumors about the President of the United States which you later decry and blame on your opponent.
Imagine calling blacks “super-predators.”
Wow! What a bigot.
It’s obvious why Trump won. Hillary Clinton and her staff’s bigotry made her an extremely unpopular candidate and that propelled Trump to a victory. I didn’t think it was possible, but she probably insulted every single demographic in America. After second thought, I retract that statement. It would be impossible to insult every demographic when the number of genders is increasing faster than the universe is expanding. Nonetheless, the argument stands: how can a candidate win when her campaign has a proclivity of demeaning Americans and using minorities as political tools?
The Clinton campaign’s behavior was disgusting and, while Donald Trump is far from being a paragon of virtue, he campaigned for all Americans – not some Americans, not a majority of Americans, not for wealthy Americans, not for members of a minority group. His “America First” message juxtaposed next to the divisive rhetoric of the Clinton campaign was able to swing enough voters over to his side.
It truly is unfortunate that Trump didn’t win with a larger margin; or, rather, that Clinton didn’t lose with a larger margin. After the façade that she cares about all Americans came crashing down, everyone should’ve jumped ship. There were obviously partisans who stuck around despite these horrendous revelations and there were some who considered Clinton to be the lesser of two evils. While I disagree with these individuals, more worrisome was the fact that some Americans never heard of these comments by the Clinton camp because of Hillary’s strongest SuperPAC: the mainstream media (which, surely enough, she coordinated with – an unsurprising revelation considering she illegally coordinated with Americans United for Change, an actual SuperPAC, to incite violence at Trump rallies).
n the end, the better of the two candidates prevailed. Certainly Hillary’s bigotry wasn’t the only factor that contributed to her loss. It probably wasn’t even the biggest factor at play. Political pundits are attributing Trump’s win to a million different factors and most of them are, to some extent, probably right. If one thing is for certain, however, it’s that Americans don’t like being insulted and they made that clear at the voting booth.
By rejecting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, we took the first step in taking our country back by rejecting the left’s bigotry, divisiveness, and identity politics. One can hope that Trump governs as a conservative, that Congress passes conservative legislation, and that the Supreme Court and the federal courts stop serving as super-legislators, but all should rejoice at the notion that America’s most corrupt, criminal, and divisive presidential candidate was denied a position she so clearly did not deserve.
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