Brian Bonner: I already can’t stand President-elect Trump

Written by on November 10, 2016 in Perspectives, World - Comments Off on Brian Bonner: I already can’t stand President-elect Trump
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He’s not in office yet, but I am already tired of seeing and hearing Donald J. Trump, the slayer of two American political dynasties — the Bush and Clinton families.

Actually, I tuned him and his supporters out a long time ago, or tried to do so. I live in Ukraine, so I am able to avoid him more easily than Americans living in America.

I did not see this coming, so I guess I am one of the out-of-touch elite in my home country. Although as a working-class Midwesterner, I’ve never been part of the elite in the United States, by upbringing, education or wealth.

But I accept the result — I am certain that he won honestly, that the vote wasn’t rigged and that the will of my fellow citizens triumphed.

I just don’t like the result.

I was — and am — simply against Trump. I don’t think he’s intelligent. I don’t think he’s a business genius. I don’t think he understands the world. I don’t like the way he talks about women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims and many other people. I don’t like his love of dictators and hostility to free speech.

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