Donald Trump — March 22, 2017

This. Is. Not. Normal.

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[NOTE: This post will be updated on a regular basis.]

It is not normal that a candidate for President of the United States of America created childish nicknames for his opponents and political adversaries like “Lyin’ Ted”, “Little Marco”, “Crooked Hillary”, and “Pocahontas”.

It is not normal that a candidate for President of the United States would pause his campaign to go to another country to announce the opening of a business venture.

It is not normal that a candidate for President of the United States would call for his opponent to be put in prison and to promise that if he became the president that he would make sure they were put in prison.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to make reference to a restroom visit of his opponent and refer to it as “too disgusting”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to say his opponent got “schlonged” by another candidate in a previous primary.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to claim that military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder are weak and can’t handle war and combat.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to mock a disabled person during a speech on the campaign trail.

It is not normal for the wife of a candidate for President of the United States to plagiarize a former First Lady’s speech in her own speech at her Party’s national convention.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to have admitted to sexually assaulting women.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to defend himself from allegations of sexual assault by claiming the woman was too ugly to be his victim.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to suggest that his supporters use violence against protesters at his campaign rallies.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to suggest that he desires his daughter sexually.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to have scammed unwitting people using a phony “university”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to suggest that a female debate moderator asked him hard questions because she was menstruating.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to claim that a sitting United States Senator who survived being a prisoner of war and who endured months of torture at the hands of our enemy is “not a war hero”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to claim that his opponent along with the current President of the United States are founders of an international terrorist regime.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to have had six of his companies go bankrupt.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to call his opponent a “nasty woman”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to have been accused of rape by a former spouse.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to suggest that his opponent be assassinated if she is elected President of the United States.

It is not normal for a candidate for the President of the United States to suggest that a federal judge is a threat to the national security of the United States.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to have a campaign manager did work for a pro-Russian Ukrainian presidential candidate with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and be forced to resign because of it.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to call for a ban on people from a specific religion from entering the United States.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to call for his opponent’s bodyguards to “disarm immediately” to see “what happens to her”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to ask Russia to hack his opponent’s emails.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to be under FBI investigation for his campaign’s ties to Russia.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to claim the President of Russia is a stronger leader than the President of the United States.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to call for the construction of a gigantic border wall and claim it will be paid for by the neighboring country and not the United States of America.

It is not normal for Russia to interfere in an American presidential election on behalf of one candidate over another.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to suggest that an American-born federal judge is not qualified to oversee a case he is involved in because his parents were from another country.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to appoint a chief executive for his campaign and later, as President of the United States, as his Chief Strategist and member of the National Security Council’s Principals Committee, who is the head of a racist, white nationalist website.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to refuse to release his tax returns before or after the election.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States to claim immigrants from another country are “drug dealers”, “criminals”, and “rapists”.

It is not normal for a candidate for President of the United States or for the President of the United States to call major news media outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times “fake news”.

It is not normal for the President of the United States’ pick for National Security Advisor to have lied about contacts with the Russian government during the United States presidential campaign and be forced to resign because of it.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to suggest that our military might invade another country and take their oil.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to publicly and provably lie about the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a person to head the Environmental Protection Agency who is a climate change denier.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to ask a black journalist to arrange a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to claim that he lost the popular vote by millions of votes due to voting by undocumented immigrants.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a person to head the Department of Energy who has previously expressed his intent to eliminate the Department of Energy if he became President of the United States

It is not normal for the President of the United States to hire three former employees of a racist, white nationalist website to be part of his administration.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to have his daughter, son, and son-in-law as key members of his administration including a White House office and security clearance.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a man who believes liberal Jews are “worse” than Nazi collaborators as his ambassador to Israel.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to maintain ownership of a vast, international business empire while in office.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to equate our intelligence agencies with Nazis.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to formulate a response to nuclear aggression of one country with the head of state of another country in a public, unsecured location.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to vacation nearly every weekend at a resort in Florida at great expense to taxpayers and the local municipality.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to publicly taunt the head of another country with whom we have hostile relations on Twitter.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to defame a living civil rights hero.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to pick someone with multiple labor violations as the Secretary of Labor.

It is not normal for the press secretary for the President of the United States to claim there is such a thing as “alternative facts”.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to not know who Frederick Douglass was.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a conspiracy theorist for his National Security Advisor.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to publicly declare he wants to resume the global nuclear arms race.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to have his Chief of Staff request that the FBI publicly debunk an unfavorable news story.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to label mainstream media outlets as “the enemy of the American People”.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a person to run the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) who has said he’s not qualified for any cabinet position.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to not know what the “New START” nuclear arms treaty with Russia is.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to sign Executive Orders banning people from entering the United States who are only from countries with a single religious majority.

It is not normal for the President of the United States to choose a woman who has never attended public schools, never sent her own children to public schools, never been a school administrator, and has spent much of her career promoting the use of tax dollars to send children to private and charter schools in an effort to destroy public schools for Secretary of Education.

It is not normal for the President of the United States’ pick for Attorney General to have lied under oath during his confirmation hearing about contacts with a hostile foreign government.

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  • Robin Jordan

    No wonder I am exhausted and don’t know what to work on first. This is way too much for his supporters to ignore as “not important”. That view is nothing but unAmerican. I’ll continue my efforts to restore ‘liberty and justice for all’, at least in my state.

  • TeacherPattiS

    It is not normal to pick for Secretary of Education who makes millions off the backs of children via a charter school scheme, has never been a teacher, has likely never been inside of a public school, who does not know the difference between showing growth and being proficient (even if you didn’t know, two seconds of thinking could tell you).

    • Updated.

      • TeacherPattiS

        Thanks! Also on the HUD secretary–he has made comments about how people become criminals when they are raised by single parents. I’m trying to find some better sources for this quote, but I think he said they are 4 or 5 times more likely to end up in jail or some shit.

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