New Delhi, Jan 20: United States President-elect Donald Trump will assume presidential office on Thursday. Many rich and famous people will attend the inaugural function that will be organised in Washington DC. The celebratory functions will start on Thursday and will stretch till Sunday. The 45th President of the US will also take part in the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington.
Donald Trump’s big victory in November was shocking to the world for the tycoon centred his electoral campaign on divisive racial discourse, Islam phobia, and misogyny. The mercurial leader made several crass comments on individuals and communities and came out scot-free. The people of the United States rewarded him for his insensitiveness by making him the President even as he made a mockery of the liberal values enshrined in their constitution through his toxic commentary. Here are a few comments that shed some light on his negative persona.
Trump hates diversity
On June 16, 2015, when Donald Trump announced his nomination for President at Trump Tower, he made clear with his comments on immigrant Mexicans that his campaign would be fraught with hatred. He said in his speech that Mexico sends people who bring drugs; who are criminal; who are rapists.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump doesn’t respect women
Trump made several misogynistic comments during his campaign. This is what he told about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her, wherever.”
Trump is mean
Donald Trump made several personal comments during his campaign. He made disparaging comments on an opponent’s looks. Here is what he said about Kentucky Senator Rand Paul:
Trump intimidates media
Donald Trump has a love-hate relationship with the media. While his predecessor Barack Obama thanks media for criticism, Trump doesn’t take it too well. In 2015, Trump threatened The Wall Street Journal on Twitter: “They better be careful or I will unleash big time on them.”
Donald Trump spreads rumours and fear about Islam
In November 2015, Trump said he saw thousands of Muslims cheering when the World Trade Center was brought down by terrorists.
“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”
This is how Donald Trump tackle dissent
Trump in a rally in Nevada said he wanted to punch a protestor in the face.
Clearly America, you messed up big time!