Presidential ‘hair’ apparent isn’t Trump

Staff Editorials

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has turned our country’s presidential election process into a farce.

Trump’s insults regarding other candidates, ethnic groups and women have all crossed a line. Rather than debating the effectiveness of Republican candidate Carly Fiorina’s proposed policies, Trump resorts to making rude comments about her physical appearance.

He also has made countless offensive remarks regarding Hispanics and Latinos, referring to them as “rapists” and “criminals.” To make such brash generalizations about an entire ethnic group is downright racist. It’s ovious that America does not need this trait in its leader.

To make matters worse, Trump has no actual policy ideas proposed. The only semblance of an actual idea he has to help our nation is to build a giant wall along the Mexican border, which he, for some ludicrous reason, expects Mexico to pay for.

When actually asked what he plans to do in areas other than immigration, Trump stutters and evades the question, simply repeating his mantra that he plans to “Make America Great Again.”

Despite all of these red flags, somehow Trump has remained the front-runner for the GOP with a little more than a year away from next year’s election.

He’s been dominating the polls, leading by as much as 12 points in swing states such as Ohio and Florida. He’s also been deemed the winner of the first two Republican debates.

America needs to wake up and realize that our elections are not a joke. While some may find Trump’s ramblings amusing, no one should actually vote for this man to run our nation.

This new trend of “joke candidates,” ranging from Kanye West to Vermin Supreme, makes light of a serious political process. The person elected president will have to work with Congress to produce legislation that affects everyone in the nation. Do you really want to vote for the leader of our nation simply because you think he or she is funny?

Voting for Trump would in absolutely no way be beneficial to our country. America needs a strong qualified, leader, not a misogynistic, racist who wants to be funny. America has become a laughing stock of the rest of the world, and rightfully so.

Even his entry into the race has made a mockery of America’s election process.

It is concerning that a presidential candidate’s hair is more accomplished than his political career.