I understand the allure of the political outsider. Partisanship aside, an eloquent speaker with a vision for our country, one with a stellar business story, someone principled and respectful of all people, someone with a grasp of foreign affairs, one that demonstrated strong leadership traits would be alluring. That caliber of individual would be a valuable contributor this election cycle. Donald Trump is not that individual. #Imwithher.
I can’t get behind a candidate whose behavior is so reckless and unpredictable that he couldn’t keep a job at most companies across the country. I mean seriously. I would have written this guy up or terminated his ass for most of his antics. He would have gone on probation months ago. Well, I take that back. I wouldn’t have hired him in the first place. He would have been ill prepared for his interview. His "I’m going to be the best person you ever hired. Trust me, I will make you so much money. People love me. I’m going to make your company great again” schtick wouldn’t have impressed me. That Donald made it this far in the interview process for the most important job in the country is troubling. Granted the guy has money and a brand, but let's face it. If this guy wouldn't make it past an initial phone screen 7 out of 10 times, why the hell would we want to hire (elect) him for the most important job in the country?
Whether a person wants a job in my office or the Oval Office, I don’t want someone who:
- doesn’t recognize or acknowledge their racist and misogynist attitudes and behaviors as such, or make any attempt to apologize for them or change
- belittles people with name calling, mocking, and bullying
- limits the press and labels major media outlets as second rate and reporters as idiots and losers
- doesn’t understand how things work but insults people for not doing it right
- seemingly doesn’t stand for anything until pressed to do so but then walks back what they stand for to clear up their position or lack thereof
- refuses to release financial information when it's all part of the vetting process
- has thousands of lawsuits, claims of fraud and lacks proof of charitable giving
- says they will force people to do whatever the hell they want even if it violates the law
- threatens people with smear campaigns or insinuates they better get in line, or else
- rarely if ever has anything substantive to say preferring to just wing it
- thinks they are the smartest person in the room and are so narcissistic that the notion they are not, never crosses their mind
No, I don’t want this person in my office. Do you? If Donald gets to the Oval, you’re going to see someone just like him in the office, cubicle or open space next to you. I guarantee it. Unless, he or she is already there and being more vocal because of Donald's antics. And, if that's the case, it's only going to get worse. And, remember this is character, temperament, and behavior. We’re not even talking about our laws and policy yet. That's when it will get really ugly.
No candidate is perfect. I get that. Tweets and snippets don't tell you the whole story. Read. Research. Be informed. Make your own decision. As a young professional your decision is important. Here's an article from the Washington Post (Trump banned from his events) stating Trump is a unique threat to our democracy. It is worth reading.
One of my posts Taking a Stand is not political in nature, but offers tips when you are standing up for yourself, your opinions and beliefs. And, as always share your comments. You know I want to hear them!