Never before in American history has there been a candidate less qualified and more mean-spirited than Donald Trump. He may have some business skills, but that is not self-evident. He started rich and he’s still rich, but along the way he acted despicably many times. The fact that he has used the bankruptcy laws 4 times to rid himself of legitimate debt should disqualify him immediately. Once? Maybe. Twice? Maybe. 4 times—you’re out!!! No respectable person aspiring to be president can act in this manner and still believe he is “entitled” to be running for the highest office in the land.
I’m pretty sure I know why he hasn’t released his tax returns: They will show that he has paid little if any taxes for many years. Between the charge-offs for depreciation and net operating losses for all of the disastrous ventures he has create, most if not all of his income is eaten up by deductions and credits. This may well be totally legal, but it doesn’t suit the image he has attempted to portray as a tremendously successful, taxpaying citizen. He may get away with this in the primaries, but if, God forbid, he is the Republican nominee, the Democrats will chew him up and spit him out.
There is nothing presidential about this bully. Many of those who support him are (sad to say), the losers in our current economy—those who are out of work, under-employed, feel they are unappreciated, want to get even! The even sadder part is that the Donald won’t help them—he’s only in it for himself, and doesn’t give a damn for anybody else. He will also be unable to deal constructively with the rest of the world: First, because he’s an ignoramus, second because he has already insulted them, third because his policies of high walls and high tariffs will destroy not only the American but the world economy. He’s not just a jerk—he is that—he’s a mean-spirited, self-aggrandizing bully, and easily the worst candidate in U.S. history,