After running the most racist and divisive campaign that America has seen since 1968, Donald Trump is dangerously close to becoming President.

While most national polls show Hillary Clinton with a solid lead, the margin is still too close for comfort in many states. Trump does still have a path to victory, no matter how narrow it may be.

This should be a horrifying fact for believers in American democracy.

If people who share common sense and a notion of basic decency don’t show up to the polls today, we could elect an authoritarian as our leader.

Our very Republic is in dire danger.

We are not in the business of endorsing candidates at RISE NEWS. 

But Donald Trump is the greatest internal threat that this nation has faced in modern history.

His lack of knowledge of American history and how our Constitution works is troubling.

His stoking of white nationalism and racial hatred is un-American.

His foreign policy would put us in league with dictators and despots the world over as his isolationism is mixed with a virulent form of imperialism.

His lack of compassion and basic human empathy profoundly scares us.

He is more sociopath than political leader.

His treatment of women shows us how much of a pig he truly is- a relic that should be thrown on the trash-heap of history, not allowed to lead the most dynamic nation into a new decade.

His conspiracy theories are manifold.

In Trump’s mind, climate change is a Chinese conspiracy, Barack Obama was born in Kenya, Mexico intentionally sends rapist and murderers to undermine American security and Hillary Clinton engages in nightly satanic rituals.

He is a man who has gaslighted America and lied more than a junkie trying to get a fix.

He has retweeted white supremacists, embraced a hate symbol and has been endorsed by the Klu Klux Klan.

He got into a fight with the Pope.

He has attacked journalists and the bedrock Constitutional right of a free press by promising to open up libel laws.

He has made fun of the disabled because he is a heartless thug who cares about nothing more than settling scores.

Despite his self-proclaimed massive wealth, there is no record of him giving much away to charity.

He has no real ideology, doesn’t study the issues and can’t even be trusted with a Twitter account.

He is a strongman and yet still a weak little child.

The American Putin, the Mugabe of Manhattan.

He has debased our politics, darkened our glow on the global stage and showed our children that character doesn’t matter as long as you have money.

As Jefferson said once, “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”

Trump has already done so many things that the rest of us would never be able to get away with.

If elected as President, he would do the same.

Except then, he would have nuclear weapons.


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About the Author
Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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