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Trump's Top 25: Lies, Incompetence, and Bigotry

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Mitt Romney's campaign was felled by his "47%" remark.
Newt Gingrich, resigned from the House after an affair with his intern while married to his second wife.
Sarah Palin's interviews with Katie Couric revealed the utter incompetence that helped her lead the Republican party to an election disaster.
Yet not one of these politicians, nor any other in American history, has combined the lying, incompetence, and mean-spirited bigotry of a Donald Trump.
His transgressions arrive so often -- seemingly on a daily basis -- they form a swirling fog of ugliness, impossible to visualize or characterize in one word or idea.
Any one of the following 25 "qualities" would dis qualify a normal person from ever being President. But Trump is abnormal, at least in America, though perhaps more typical for countries with historically autocratic leanings.
The following "list of shame" is nowhere near complete. The campaign still is young, and Trump too, is relatively young, so the list surely will grow.
But perhaps it might help to clarify the strange and frightening world of Donald Trump:
  1. Insults all who dare to disagree with him, by calling them childish names.
  2. Disparages Latinos, especially Mexicans.
  3. Claims he somehow will find, wrest from their homes, and deport 11 million men, women, and children, even those who are American citizens.
  4. Disparages American-born citizens if they are of Mexican heritage.
  5. Would ban all Muslims (exception his "rich, Muslim friends").
  6. Will deny gays equality.
  7. Insults women whom he decides are not beautiful or otherwise pleasing to him.
  8. Plans to construct a coward's wall behind which, he wants Americans to hide.
  9. Cheated on his first wife and reportedly, his second wife, too.
  10. Created an organization, Trump University, using lies and high-pressure sales tactics to cheat students.
  11. Said America should cheat its creditors via bankruptcy and similar renegotiation devices, as he often did.
  12. Said he stands behind no proposals, only "flexible suggestions."
  13. Repeatedly flip-flops his proposals, i.e. "flexible suggestions."
  14. Is a compulsive and pathological liar
  15. Wants to break up NATO
  16. Claims his knowledge of Russia comes from running a Miss Universe contest.
  17. Praises, and receives praise, not from his own party, but from Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un, while disparaging President Obama
  18. Gladly accepted praise from the Ku Klux Klan
  19. Plans to remove the troops protecting South Korea
  20. Continues to deny the conclusive evidence showing President Obama is an American
  21. Would allow people to carry any kind of gun they want, everywhere.
  22. Advocates violating international law by torturing prisoners
  23. Lied about revealing his tax returns.
  24. Never has served in any elected office, nationally or locally, but claims he needs no advice on foreigh policy, because he has a "good brain."
  25. Repeatedly sends childish and insulting Twitter messages.
  26. Psychologically, Trump is a teenager, an unstable bully, quick to anger, slow to admit error, a child who craves only glory, while lacking common sense, compassion, and the will to learn.
    He demands we trust him to rest his finger on the nuclear button, but like a recalcitrant child, he belligerently demands that his parents trust him to drink, stay out late and drive the family car.
    He has very many characteristics of a banana republic despot, but none for America's highest office.
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