The biggest elephant in the room

3 years ago mreed Comments Off on The biggest elephant in the room

By Kayla Brown

What is it about this upcoming race that has everyone talking about it? Every time you switch to the news, or go on social media there’s always something pertaining to a Republican candidate who’s running for presidency for the upcoming election. Viewers are constantly tuning in to watch the GOP candidates go head-to-head with each other. According to Nielsen Media Research, 24 million viewers tuned in to watch the Fox News GOP debate on August 6th  making it the highest rated primary debate in television history. The history making doesn’t stop there.
The CNN GOP debate that aired on Sept. 17 attracted 23.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in CNN history. There’s definitely something special, and I might also add, different, about the 2016 GOP candidates representing the Republican Party. That “special” thing has five letters, T-R-U-M-P. Who would’ve ever guessed that Mr. Donald Trump would suddenly decide to run for President of the United States? We all know Trump as being a business man, and serving as the host for the television show, The Apprentice. I am a huge fan of The Apprentice, and I would always enjoy hearing him say “You’re fired,” with the most unemotional, yet sarcastic look on his face.
However, the tables have turned, and I am now looking forward to America firing him. As of now, Trump is still leading the GOP polls and Ben Carson, M.D. is right behind him. This is hysterical noting that Trump has made very offensive comments toward a variety of target audiences ever since he announced his candidacy to run in June 2015. I don’t understand why America would want a rude man with an ignorant tongue running our country. Trump is constantly making a fool of himself. He’s made offensive and inaccurate statements towards people from Mexico, stating that the “Mexican government forces many bad people into our country because they’re smart,” and that a wall should be built as a border between Mexico and the United States. He referred to the “Mexicans” as rapists, criminals and drug dealers. Not only that, but he also made a comment toward Jeb Bush’s wife stating that “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife.” Trump refused to apologize for making that comment. Trump is clearly aware that he’s offended thousands of people, yet he doesn’t care enough to apologize? Why would anyone want someone like that to represent their country?
Trump has also offended veterans, and those who are currently serving our country in our armed forces with his comment towards Arizona Sen. John McCain. The controversy exploded when Trump said that McCain is “a war hero because he was captured” and that he likes “people that weren’t captured.” I remember the day that I watched him make that comment, while tuning in to CNN. My mouth completely dropped.
My father, mother, grandfather and grandmother served our country. I also have cousins and friends who are currently serving our country. Therefore, that comment hit home, and I found it completely profane. McCain was a POW, a prisoner of war, during the Vietnam War. He was captured and tortured for five and half years in Vietnam. How dare Trump attempt to discredit McCain and his character? McCain will always be a war hero! The level of torture that McCain endured while being a POW was so severe that it left him incapable of raising either arm above his shoulders.
Excuse my French, but Trump is a complete imbecile. I get it, some find him to be entertaining to watch. If you actually take the time to listen to what he’s saying, I’m quite sure you’ll want to switch the channel as soon as you see his face on the television screen too. He’s more offensive than entertaining. So why even give him the time or day? His antics must come to an end.