After Sarah Palin’s ludicrous endorsement of Donald Trump earlier this week, we actually thought things couldn’t get any worse with regards to Trump and his campaign. We were proven wrong, though, when he recently received an endorsement Serbian Radical Party leader, Vojislav Seselj, reports Occupy Democrats. What could Seselj possibly see in Trump that would make him want to announce his endorsement? Well, for starters, they are both known for their blatant, truly terrifying Islamophobia.
Trump may have actually met his match in Islamophobic individuals, though. He has said some genuinely awful things about Muslims, on more than one occasion, but Seselj has actually acted on his hatred.
Seselj is currently on trial for his horrific actions against Bosnian Muslims during the Yugoslav Wars. The counts against him include three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of violations of the laws or customs of war, specifically murder, torture and cruel treatment, and wanton destruction, destruction or willful damage done to institutions dedicated to religion or education, plunder of public or private property.
Seselj is an extremist, certainly, and his support for Donald Trump brings with it support from a slew of other extremist, anti-Muslim people. This endorsement should be a huge concern for all voters.
When one considers the kinds of people who have endorsed Trump, they will realize very quickly that nobody who even vaguely resembles a reasonable human being has backed this man. Based on the fact that Trump continues to gain support in the polls, one can deduce, unfortunately, that there is a significant number of unreasonable human beings in the United States.
Most of Trump’s supporters are merely ridiculous, laughable even, including celebrities like Willie Robertson and Hulk Hogan. However, with their wide scope of influence and deluded ideals, two of his most recent endorsements from Sarah Palin and Seselj, are a lot more dangerous and must be taken seriously.
When it comes to dangerous supporters, in addition to a Tea Party Republican who is so delusional she found a way to blame President Obama for her son’s domestic violence (Palin), Trump now finds himself united with a man who is being tried for such crimes as systematic rape, deportation, torture, and slaughter of Muslims. Are these the kind of people who are going to help Trump make America great again?
There is, of course, no guarantee that Trump will follow in the footsteps of his more barbaric supporters like Seselj. However, this endorsement must be taken seriously.
As his supporters continue to reveal themselves, it really seems that, in Donald Trump’s Great America, there is no room for anyone who is not white, male, and Christian.If you do not fit into all of the three categories listed above, based on his band of supporters, you can safely bet Trump is certainly not working for you. It is time for everyone to ask themselves, is Donald Trump, with his motley crew of bigoted, close-minded supporters, the kind of person who should be leading our country?
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