To The Daily Sun,
Donald Trump gets credit for turning an old American myth into reality; the myth that anyone can become president of the United States.
That was never true, until now. Not by law but by tradition, Democratic and Republican nominees for the presidency had to be experienced in government, knowledgeable about domestic and foreign affairs, publicly honorable, decent, respectful of others, unbiased and unprejudiced, compassionate, and so on. If an aspirant to the presidency lacked these qualities, s/he had no chance of winning.
Donald Trump has shown that a Republican nominee, at least, can be a public, serial liar, a bigot, a sexist, a bragging abuser of women, a draft-dodger, a tax-evader, a fraud and a con man. And in Donald's case, insulting and slandering all his opponents — instead of respecting them as fellow humans and fellow Americans — are added to his other traits. If what he has publicly, openly exposed himself to be doesn't prove that anyone can become president of the United States, then that old myth is still true.
But, no thanks, Donald. I prefer to leave the myth unrealized.
Richard B. Davis
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