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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

One question: Why are we all so surprised that Donald Trump could be a candidate in this upcoming November election? Truthfully we all know the answer and most of us are too scared to admit it. Trump is the only candidate that has done what the majority of Americans are too ashamed to do– own up to the fact that he is racist, homophobic, sexist, and just plain ridiculous. And that’s why they love him.

The minute he stepped behind that podium and opened his mouth, thousands of far right wing radicals stormed from the woodwork like rats. Nasty, foaming-at-the-mouth rats.

His history with race issues go way farther than just his belief that America is the rest of the world’s garbage can and that, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems…they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” He’s also questioned President Obama’s birthplace and then taken the credit for the release of his birth certificate, only to question its authenticity. And where does Trump think the President was born? More than likely Africa. Nowhere specific, just hovering about the entire continent.

And as far as women’s rights go? He’s been flip-flopping with abortion laws since the 1990’s. A lot has changed since then, including the fact that more than half of the American people are ready to legalize abortion for good. Does Trump care? No, not really. It’s not about what America really wants or needs; just him and his few hundreds of thousands of followers. Which is why, he’s stated that he wants to support abortion– just defund it. If that’s where he stands who knows how he feels about the wage gap.

His homophobia? He said that if elected he would choose a new Supreme Court Justice, one who would get rid of marriage equality. That in itself really shows the type of candidate he is. He doesn’t support it? Fine. But there’s a large population out there who have benefited from it– it’s not about him. Not to mention he’s likely to sign the First Amendment Defense Act. Keeping it simple, the bill allows other homophobes to be protected…under the law.

His opinions aren’t just his own but they’re the same ones that exist with most of his supporters. What other reasons would they have for voting for him? After all, what good is a candidate that makes you hide the person you really want to be. And this goes for all the candidates; we vote for the ones that share the same ideas as us. So how much of America really agrees with Trump’s campaign? To be exact, of the 1,237 delegates that he needs; he has 844. He’s close. The Republican leaders want him out but with a good majority of the country behind him (and the money to support himself) what can they do?

This article isn’t here to plug the other candidates or to convince you that voting for Trump is wrong. We’re past that. This article is to help everyone still in disbelief that such a person has the following and influence that he has. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the “Land of The Free and The Home of The Brave” is so willing to put him in office. Don’t be shocked, I’m not.

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