My Opinion: Donald J. Trump: A Danger To The White House

My Opinion: Donald J. Trump: A Danger To The White House

Nigel Shoyoye

Warning: I am not trying to force you to change your opinion about the election. I just want to state mine and give evidence as to why I think this way. 

On November 3, Americans will rush to the polls and vote for either Joe Biden or Donald Trump for President of the United States of America. This very well might be the most critical election in U.S. history. Many people who have never voted once in their lives will make sure to vote this year because, as a whole, our nation cannot take another four years with Donald J. Trump running it. The President’s supporters who worship him so dearly will carry on-and-on about the so-called good things that he has done for the country, but when you try to educate them on the negative, they’ll plug their ears to block out the truth. 

President Trump had private information about COVID-19 before it even hit the United States. Instead of taking precautions to help the nation, he did his normal activities, including golf, retweeting passive-aggressive and racist remarks, and holding superspreader rallies. 

While Trump was continuing his typical day-to-day, the U.S. economy suffered the biggest blow since the Great Depression, with the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) rating dropping 32.9%. Since the middle of March, over 57.4 million Americans have filed for unemployment, with the unemployment rate rising to 8.4%. To top it all off, the nation has become the number-one-ranked country in the world for both total cases and deaths caused by COVID-19. As of October 10, 2020, the United States has a total of  7.64 million cases and over 213,000 fatalities.

You may still want to argue that Trump was just uneducated on the pandemic like the rest of us and that he did help after he got the right information. Well, on April 23 of this year, Trump stated,  “And then I see the disinfectant. Knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number. It will also be interesting to check that so that you’re gonna have to use medical doctors.” That’s right, a month into the national shutdown and four months into the outbreak, the President said that we should be injected with disinfectant spray to kill the virus. The same disinfectant spray that states “Do Not Consume” directly at the front of the canister. 

Not only did Donald J. Trump portray his incredible ignorance during the COVID crisis, but he also is extremely racist. The President will swear that he loves and supports people of all different ethnicities, then will contradict himself by doing the complete opposite. Throughout the pandemic, Trump has repeatedly referred to COVID-19 as the “China Plague,” “Kung Flu,” and “Chinese Virus.” He has also come out and stated multiple times that he disfavors the Black Lives Matter movement, stating that it is “toxic propaganda” and that the movement is racist and unpatriotic. Hundreds of other instances like these show how unfit Donald J. Trump is as President.

All in all, Donald J. Trump is an utterly awful leader, and the United States of America cannot take another four years with this man as the President. Thankfully, it looks like America is coming together to cause a change for the better, as Biden is leading the national polls with 51.6% against Trump’s 42.5%.