It is time to accept that Donald J Trump might just become the President of the United States of America if good sense does not prevail. From being a mildly ridiculous rich man obsessed with himself, he's gone on to become the most ridiculous rich man obsessed with himself to ever run for presidency in the US.
His campaign is running with the slogan 'Make America Great Again' - and that process apparently requires Trump to build walls, deport Muslims, create employment by bringing jobs 'back' from China, Japan, Mexico and India, and ensure that gun laws are such that there are more guns so that there is more protection because that means the 'right people have guns'. Phew.
This is a man running to become the next POTUS and as of now - if the ever growing legions of Republican fanatics that show up at his rallies are any proof - has a real chance of winning the elections. Are you scared?
If you aren't yet, scroll through these awesomesauce quotes from the orange-faced-blonde-haired Trumpster. These aren't old quotes from his youthful days, these bits of weirdness are just from 2016:
On the Affordable Care Act:
'I want to get rid of Obamacare and get you something very great.' - February 10, 2016
On the media-created problems such as global warming:
'Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record-setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is a hoax.' - January 24, 2016
On his solution to cutting the national debt:
'We're going to cut the Department of Education.' - February 18, 2016
And a few days later:
'I am a tremendous believer in education, but education has to be at a local level. We cannot have bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child's education.' - February 25, 2016
On Bernie Sanders saying he does not 'send his supporters' to instigate violence at Trump's rallies. His tweet threatened Sanders:
'Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!' - March 13, 2016
On 'Militant Muslims', the Islamophobic Trump had this to say:
'You're saying that out of 1.5 billion (Muslims), 100,000 (are engaged in Jihadi warfare), let me tell you, whoever did that survey was about as wrong as you can get. Why don't you take a look at the Pew poll that came out very recently or fairly recently, where I think the number... it's something like 27 per cent (of Muslims) are really 'very militant' about going after things. And you'll have to look at it. They did a very strong study. Let's see what it says. But it's a very significant number. It's not 100,000 people, I can tell you that. It's a ridiculous number.' - March 13, 2016
Never too shy from passing intolerably racist, sexist, ignorant and generally incoherent comments, it seems rather unbelievable that THIS is the man who is currently dominating election politics, debates and our newsfeed timelines in general. Brings to mind what Last Week Tonight host John Oliver said about the GOP candidate: 'At this point, Donald Drumpf is America's back mole: It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it's gotten frighteningly bigger, it is no longer wise to ignore it.'
Take that sound bit of advice, America. You're scaring the living daylights out of the rest of the world by letting this go unchecked.
Edited by Abha Srivastava