Would Donald Trump Presidency Humiliate Americans?

Donald Trump Presidency Would Outright Humiliate Half The Country Says New Poll (VIDEO)

Donald Trump Presidency Would Shame Americans To No End

A Donald Trump presidency may never materialize for the simple fact that the Republican frontrunner is just too embarrassing. The Hill reports that a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday showed that despite his success with the GOP base, Donald has a long way to go if he wants the majority of Americans to feel outright comfortable with him as president.

“While half of all polled would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, the majority of that sentiment comes from Democrats and independent voters.

“For Republicans, 44 percent would be proud to have Trump in the White House, twice as much as GOP voters who would be embarrassed. Only 4 percent of Democrats and 20 percent of independents would be proud to having Trump be president.”

The Hill does go out of its way to breakdown embarrassment over a Donald Trump presidency by party. However, there’s something important in that poll result one could argue the news site simply glossed over. Let’s look at it again:

While half of all polled would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, the majority of that sentiment comes from Democrats and independent voters.

Democrat and Republican sentiments are a given…but independent voters should NEVER be taken for granted. In recent years, this group of voters has been growing by leaps and bounds. In January, Gallup wrote that a whopping 43 percent of all U.S. voters identify politically as independents.

So if Democrats and the majority of independents find Donald Trump too embarrassing to be president, that may prove too big of an image problem for “The Donald” to overcome. If so, he only has himself to blame at this point.

Ever since Donald Trump announced he would be running for president, he has unleashed a torrent of idiotic, childish, dishonest, and outright racist quotes on the world. This man aspires to the highest office in America, yet he makes it obvious that his actions when winning the presidency would only please a minuscule number of citizens. Not only that but because of his controversial behavior, it is difficult to see world leaders taking him or Americans in general very seriously.

A win by Trump could cause a huge foreign policy problem at a time when the United States is coping with credible terrorist threats against its citizens.

Think about the message a Donald Trump presidency would send: This man is a self-important internet troll who was a reality TV star until his racism got him put off NBC. Yet this is also the man who’s currently leading the Republican field. Donald is a man who at this crucial point in American history probably has a better chance of being president than he deserves.

A win by Trump could cause a huge foreign policy problem at a time when the United States is coping with credible terrorist threats against its citizens. We need allies, many of whom would likely be hesitant to deal with us directly if they had to do so through one Donald Trump. It’s clear that Trump, a big-mouthed billionaire with an abrasive attitude, would be more likely to create rifts than solve problems.

If Donald Trump actually won, there might not be enough paper bags to go around after Election Day 2016. The good news for anyone hoping for a sane and competent president is that despite his luck with GOP voters, there’s more than enough evidence to suggest that Trump will struggle to win the general election.

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Toni Matthews is a writer who often blends unapologetic bluntness with playful humor. If you are willfully ignorant of matters that affect disenfranchised citizens while often declaring yourself a good and proud American, she WILL hurt your feelings.

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Toni Matthews is a writer who often blends unapologetic bluntness with playful humor. If you are willfully ignorant of matters that affect disenfranchised citizens while often declaring yourself a good and proud American, she WILL hurt your feelings.

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