Trump’s hypocrisy


Chris Guerrero

From time to time, we are all hypocrites. We cannot deny it, but when the biggest hypocrite of us all is the President of the United States, it is a big deal.

Trump publicly claims his support of the LGBT community, then selects Mike Pence for his vice president.

Donald Trump supports the LGBT community. At his Greeley, Colorado, rally, he held up an LGBT flag with the words “LGBT’s for Trump”. In contrast, he chooses a Vice President that advocated diverting taxpayer dollars to conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is a “treatment”  which  attempts to change one’s sexual orientation from homosexuality to heterosexuality, which includes electrosurgery.   

Trump is going to start an investigation in search of voter fraud, but forgets some of his administration and family meet his definition of voter fraud.  

On January 25, Trump tweeted that he would launch an investigation that would look for voter fraud. He would look for those who are registered in two states, illegal immigrants, and those who are registered to vote that are dead. Seems reasonable, no? Well, get this: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, daughter Tiffany Trump, Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner are all registered to vote in two states. This does not mean that these people voted twice, but it does fit Trump’s definition for voter fraud.

Trump wants to bring back jobs back to America, but forgets his own business is out of country.

Donald Trump says he wants to bring jobs back to America but his own business says otherwise. A simple Amazon search for a suit from the Donald J. Trump collection shows that he has them imported from different countries. It is hypocritical to claim that not enough businesses want to bring jobs to America when his own company does not even have their clothes made here.

Trump wanted to protest Obama after his re-election, but proceeds to hate on the protests of his presidency.

Shortly after Barack Obama was re-elected as President, Trump tweeted “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” But, after news broke out of the protest against him, Trump tweeted “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” If a nation is protesting against one, one should take note and understand they are doing something that is making them want to protest.

Trump claims to have the greatest respect for women, but then video is released of him stating he wants to grab a woman by her genitals.

Trump has the greatest respect for women. Well, Trump seems to think he does. During the second presidential debate, Trump addressed his vulgar comments he made. “I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do … and women have respect for me,” Trump said. If saying he was going to grab a woman by her genitals is respectful then he is the biggest advocate for women’s rights out there. But really, if he has so much respect for women then why did 1,001,616+ people march to protect women’s rights on Washington the day after his inauguration as a protest against him?

  We’re all hypocrites, but we are not all the POTUS. Americans need to hold Trump accountable for his future and past actions. Trump’s hypocrisy is terrifying.