By: Ashley Liriano
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s influence on voters is creating hateful and racist outbursts on social media. Trump’s “not so intelligent” comments aimed at specific groups have turned many voters off.
While some people think it is refreshing that a presidential candidate is so straight forward with his thoughts, in reality, it may just be this behavior that will soon be mimicked by the younger generations, who have yet to figure out what is really right and wrong. Children and teens are more easily influenced by technology than their parents were. Access to comments from Trump is easy and thanks to the media, “basically in their faces.”
Trump told MSNBC during the taping of a town hall-style event in Wisconsin on April 4, 2016, that abortion should be banned and that women who had them should receive “some form of punishment.” He later backtracked, releasing a statement that said only those who perform the abortions would be “held legally responsible, not the woman.”
Trump teaches children and teens that being a sore-loser is the way to go; he stated that Republican candidate Ben Carson was child molester after Carson began receiving more votes. Parents need to open their eyes and realize that a candidate like Trump is not what children and teens need as a role model for President of the United States.
Meghan Kelly, another victim of Trump’s hateful comments started after the GOP debate on August 6, 2015. He said, “blood coming out everywhere” implying her menstrual cycle but talking about her nose, and that she would end up with a bloody nose because she had pressed him about his hateful comments toward women. Is this what parents with daughters need to hear from a candidate – hateful comments about their gender?
America was never just “for one race,” it was founded on freedom. All Americans have ancestors who emigrated from a different country. “Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again,” Trump said.
Is Trump the type of person parents want the younger generation looking up to, a candidate who belittles and offends so many of the citizens of America? If so, then America is going against everything it has always stood for.