We don't put up with him, but because of our screwed up voting/party system, a small but vocal and radicalized segment of the population that WANTS to go back several decades foisted him on the rest of us.
Here's the thing to understand, the way the voting system is set up, only two parties can ever realistically have any real power. Those two parties have become more and more radicalized, to the point that I'd say that maybe only 10% of the population have their viewpoint represented by the platforms of those in power (And that number is probably too high)
So we have the extremist liberal group and the extremist conservative group. Neither of them are fit to run a post office in my estimation, but they're all anybody gets to vote for, and so each election cycle we go back and forth between the extremes as the moderates in the middle get especially sick of the people they put into office last time
Its been a bad situation to be in for a very long time, but this is the worst outcome yet of the swingy nature of politics around here. We had our first president of african descent last time around, so of course we ended up with our first nazi sympathizer president this time.
Edited: daishain on 4th Nov, 2018 - 1:03am
In general I think Trump may be an unhappy person so he does all that he does to satisfy his need for attention. People who support him feel that all the good he does out weighs any discrepancies he may show in public. I can see how that works for them.
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Trump is also creating sub-Trumps around the world- leaders who take his hard line do what I want approach to getting things done and it will spell disaster for other countries. We are supposed to be the example to the rest of the world and we are failing miserably at it.
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Defiant Trump declares victory and battles press
President Donald Trump offered outward optimism Wednesday at his party's electoral successes, a cheeriness that was later belied by surly, combative exchanges with reporters over the dark tone he adopted in the midterms' closing days.
In a post-election news conference, a weary-seeming President ticked through his party's wins, characterizing an expanded majority in the Senate as a history-defying feat of political prowess. He shrugged off new threats from Democrats, who will assume control of the House with new investigative power.
But when the questions started coming, the President's sunny outlook melted away. He lashed out at questions about his fear-mongering and race-baiting rhetoric against immigrants, and demanded a reporter inquiring about voter suppression take her seat. Ref. CNN.
Classic Trump showing his true colors as usual. He slams Republicans who lost for not 'embracing' him and lashes out at reporters for asking him questions. *shaking head in disgust*.
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Is Trump a reflection of American values or his own? I think in their heart Americans really love Trump.
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I can't stand this man. He is absolutely disgusting and a shame upon America. I honestly have no idea how he got elected and was in shock when he was.
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