What #notmypresident means to me

I am not a scholar and I am not as worldly as others. There is no reason for me to try to press my beliefs onto you or for me to tell you that you are wrong for believing differently.

That being said, Donald Trump is NOT my president.

Yes, he is literally the President of the United States, and I as a citizen can say he is our President in the literal sense. That’s not what #notmypresident means to me. I don’t live in this fantasy world where Donald Trump wasn’t elected as president. (Even though that would be WONDERFUL)

I’m shocked, I’m disgusted, I’m hurt that our country would allow a man of that caliber to lead us. I worry about what that says about us as a country.

No, Donald Trump is #notmypresident because he has made it VERY clear that he is not the the President of all Americans.

He is not the President for people of the Muslim faith. I quote the man himself:

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

“They’re not coming to this country if I’m president. And if Obama has brought some to this country they are leaving, they’re going, they’re gone.”

When he announced that he would 100% support a Muslim registry to track all Muslims in our country. As if they were criminals just for their faith. Very Hitler-ish of him!

He is not the President for Mexican immigrants, the people who are the very back bone of our nation.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists…”

He’s not a President for women. He has time and time again BLATANTLY shown his disrespect for women throughout his long long career of outlandish comments.

1991 interview: “You know, it doesn’t really matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

On Carly Fiorina in 2015: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”

“Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world, I would say to myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, ‘Can you believe what I am getting?”

He’s not a President for the LGBTQ community, that is clear based off of the many bizarre statements he’s made including (but not limited to):

“It’s like in golf. A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”

He’s not a President to veterans who have served our country valiantly and paid tremendous prices.

“[John McCain] is not a war hero…He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

So these are just some (to name a few) of the reasons why Donald Trump is #notmypresident. Because he does not preach unity and progression. Because he does not encourage diversity. He is not my President because he has told everyone, very plainly, that he is not the President for all of America.

This is not a “democrat” vs “republican” thing for me. I was by no means “with her” and I truly was ready for a change in the course of our country. I just never thought we would stoop to Trump. I hope I’m very wrong and he amazes us all. I really do.

So for the people who say “Yes he IS your president like it or not!!!” …no shit Sherlock. It is a little bit bigger than that.

2 thoughts on “What #notmypresident means to me

  1. Thank you for this post. My thoughts exactly. This has been such a distressing time, and I am not even a political person. However, I have 3 children, and the oldest are 6 and 7, both girls. I’ve been trying to explain to them that yes, he is our president, but no, he is not a very good human being in any way. It’s very confusing for them. Our youngest just turned 2 and I’m hoping he won’t remember this presidency at all, when all is said and done. Because for all children everywhere, this president sets the worst example ever. I hope I am proved wrong. My husband’s Italian cousin who works for the American Consulate in Rome called us early last week and said “Please tell me that Friday is not REALLY happening!” So the world is definitely feeling this shock too. Love reading your blog, btw! Thank youπŸ‘πŸ»


    1. Thank you! πŸ’›
      My oldest daughter is 7 and I’ve been having that same conversation with her. Then I look at my sons and I’ll be damned if my boys ever become a man that behaves that way! I worry about what that says about our country that he could become our president. I was truly shocked I didn’t think he’d be elected right up until he was elected. Even leading up to the inauguration I was just waiting for something to happen i just kept thinking “there is no way this is really happening!” I didn’t realize how universally anti-trump the world is until I saw coverage of the woman’s march yesterday and how women are protesting his presidency all over the world!


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