If you’re considering voting for Donald Trump, consider some of the things he has said. These are all direct quotes with links that show the source.
When asked about abortion.
"There has to be some form of punishment”. For the woman? "yea"
When asked about how to deal with the enemy and enhanced interrogation techniques.
"I would bring back waterboarding, and I would bring back a hell of a lot more worse then waterboarding."
When asked about Mexicans,
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump was having a dispute with Megyn Kelly from Fox news, Trump said,
"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her, wherever."
This is one of Trumps tweets,
"Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed."
Regarding John McCain,
"He's not a war hero," "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." "I never liked him after that, because I don't like losers,"
RE: Voters that support him
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn't lose voters,"
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
“I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”
You hear people talk about the “real Trump” as if to say that the things he says may not actually be his real opinion. However, I believe his statements above reflect his true thoughts or lack there of. There are threads of racism, sexism, and ignorance. I believe he is gaslighting America. He has also openly admired Vladimir Putin, Saddam Hussein. And has been admired by Kim Jong-un.
Regarding the truth about anything, Trump exhibits a reality distortion field similar to what I’ve read about Steve Jobs. He will literally say anything if he thinks it will benefit him, it does not matter to him whether it is true or false. It does not have to matter, he has manipulated people his entire life in order to get what he wants, and many have and still suffer because of this. This is really important because he uses gas-lighting to manipulate his followers. This is why he can says he can shot people in the middle of Fifth avenue and not loose voters. His followers are gaslit. The reason he says believe me so much is because he has no real plan and someone with no plan would require peoples belief.
This article is a work in progress. I will to continue to refine my thoughts over time.