“ A Good American Respects Their President!”

Kayla Webster

Walking down the street, alongside thousands of anti-inaugural demonstrators, are Trump supporters yelling, “a good American respects their president!” The demonstrations took place across America in major cities such as: Chicago, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles. However, a good president would respect all American citizens.

The objective of these anti-inaugural demonstrations were to march against the homophobic, racist, sexist and misogynist comments made by President Trump. A world leader that makes such comments does not deserve to uphold such a high position.

Even though Donald Trump successfully won the election, his campaign had a racist and offensive base. Throughout his campaign, President Trump made offensive comments about Muslims, Mexican- Americans, and African Americans.

After officially taking office on January 20, one of Trump’s first orders of business was to ban immigration from certain Muslim countries. How can Trump expect to gain any support from fellow world leaders and American citizens when he continuously makes unjust and racist decisions.

Instead of making terrorism come to a halt, this could cause another war between the Middle East and the U.S. Other countries are already speaking about banning President Trump as well. Having your leader banned from other countries will not benefit the U.S or President Trump at all.

Trump, since being sworn in, has also started to build the wall to prevent Mexicans from crossing the border. President Trump believes that, “When Mexico sends it 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 us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Because of this racist assumption, Trump has already started building the wall between Mexico and the U.S. This wall is not going to stop “illegal” immigration of Mexicans because 40% of Mexicans that travel to the U.S fly by plane. So, not only will building the wall be a waste of labor and money, it will also be a waste of time.

Any world leader that verbally attacks, and discriminates against different minority groups does not deserve to be able to hold the title of an effective leader. Donald Trump needs to make a conscious effort to work with and understand the groups that he has previously offended. No leader is ever going to succeed when his/ her subordinates are against them along with the entire world.