This Presidential Election has been the rockiest and honestly most stomach-churning one I’ve ever seen. From Hillary Clinton’s emails to Donald Trump’s big “Build a Wall” idea, nothing has made choosing a candidate to vote for easy. Both are terrible choices to run our country, and quite honestly I question how Trump got so much support behind him in the first place.
My choice is honestly split between Clinton and a third-party candidate simply because I know for a fact I don’t want Trump as president. Since the beginning of the election, I have been against Trump mainly because I know that he’s not a respectable person and I could not take seriously the fact that he is running for president.
Trump holding onto the whole wall idea for months until he actually visited Mexico, and in general who he is as a person, makes the thought of voting for him as my president send shivers down my spine. I disapprove of his character, his obsession with power and money, treating women as prizes that he can do whatever he wants to with them whenever he wants to. The fact that he wrote off what he said in the leaked tape from 2005 as just “Locker Room Talk” makes me sick to my stomach. The fact that he can talk about what is basically sexual assault and think nothing of it, even now, makes me not want to vote for him that much more.
I know many people will try to defend him, but let’s be real. What he’s saying is no better than the act of sexual assault. Where are all the people who wanted Brock Turner to spend more time in jail for raping a woman who was unconscious? Some of them are supporting Trump and defending his “Locker Room Talk” defense.
I cannot back someone who would talk like that and not think it was wrong. While some say he can help our country as a businessman, he has had many business ventures fail miserably. Trump will know nothing of how to run a nation if he’s elected. Our relations with other countries will tank even more than if Clinton is elected. I honestly think Trump running is a big joke and many countries will just laugh at the U.S. for choosing Trump to run our country.
I know Clinton is not much better, but I’d rather go with the lesser of two evils. For me, I see either Clinton or a third-party candidate being the lesser of evils compared to Trump. I just can’t bring myself to vote for someone who makes me sick just thinking about them.
For me, education, immigration and equality among genders and race are very important and are key factors in my decision for voting for either Clinton or Jill Stein. I would be willing to vote for either of these candidates. As of now, I am on the fence, but I am hoping that before I go vote I’ll be able to decide on the candidate I will be voting for. As long as Trump does not win, I’ll be content with whoever wins the presidency.