George Clooney recently called Donald Trump a “xenophobic fascist.” Louis C.K. went off on a Trump tirade which included this comment:
“A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he’s president, you’re going to regret it.”
Some people are voting for Trump because they actually agree with his ideas and they like that he comes off as honest.
More and more, Dan Newlin and his legal team are wondering how many people are voting for Trump simply because they are completely fed up with the American political system. Newlin asks, is voting for Trump a way to get back at a government that seemingly gets nothing done?
Then the question becomes: Just how much power does the President actually have? Just how much power does the president really have? President Obama has been blocked by the republican congress at every turn. It really feels like nobody can agree on anything in Washington and that the entire system is a joke.
It isn’t much of a leap to go ahead and decide that if the whole system is a joke, why not vote in a joke for president?
A vote for Trump in some ways really feels more like a vote against American politics more than anything else. It’s a declaration: “We’d rather have this clown in office than one of you.”
It’s an amazing and terrifying time to be alive.