Myra Faye Turner, Writer
I normally keep my political opinions to myself. But this Donald Trump—David Duke—KKK situation compels me to speak up. Living in Louisiana, of course I know who David Duke is. Being a member of the race on the receiving end of the Klan’s wrath, of course I know who they are. The question is whether a man of Trump’s age would have knowledge of this racist group and the former Grand Wizard? I find it impossible to believe that he does not know anything about the Klan. Forget the fact that his father is rumored to have been among their membership, did he not attend school at some point in time? I’m pretty damn sure this was covered.
As for David Duke, he claimed to not know who is, yet he previously harangued him. So he either has a case of Alzheimer or he thinks that everyone is “the uneducated”. Also, I highly doubt he was unaware of the endorsement. I’m sure he have people keeping an eye on things like this and was probably aware of it. He should have gotten ahead of the situation and disavowed him before others demanded that he do so. Even if secretly he welcomes his support (and the support of other hate groups), he could at least , in public, act appalled.
I think this goes to show just how much of egomaniac Trump is. It seems that no matter what the controversy is, he feels he’s rise unscathed. And what’s worse, his supporters are still drinking his Kool-Aid.
Now, you have the right to vote for whoever you want and that goes for Trump supporters. My problem is he has no real solutions. He seems to spend more time berating and belittling others. I find it hard to believe that any intelligent person would think that Trump is presidential material. Yeah, he’s amusing to a certain point. But presidential. Fuck no.
He also seems to think that running the country would be like running his business. Like he can just command and it will be done. He’s gonna build a wall and send the bill to Mexico. Fool please. He keeps talking about how he will be able to handle the deficit, yet he has failed ventures and bankruptcy in his own personal life and is currently being audited and sued. But he wants to run the country. This is a man who, despite all of his wealth and upbringing is the type of person you can’t take anywhere because you know damn well they are gonna act up and cause of scene if they don’t get their way.
This is not the person that should be leading our country. Don’t waste your vote simply because you want the democrats out of office.