by Justin Chambers
On May 19, presumptive Republican nominee for President was campaigning in New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie, who has become an important cog in the Trump wheelhouse, ever since his own disastrous run for President when Trump said this, “Do you know how many employees right now I have? I am paying so many people, I have so many employees in New Jersey I hate to think about it. I have to be honest. OK? I am taking care of more education, and more salaries and more health care than anybody probably, Chris, than almost anybody in New Jersey, right?” Hearing this fact checkers went nuts realizing that Trump either outright lied, misspoke, or used what some call a Trump exaggeration. So what was it? It was a lie. The fact is Trump isn’t eve close to being a top employer in New Jersey. Trump Entertainment Resorts ranked 44th in 2014, when it had 3,766 employees, and dropped to 72nd in 2015 with 2,338 employees. the Trump Organization worldwide only has 22,450 employees. With that, my trust in Trump was started to wean.
Then there is the business on Trump University. I know, buyer beware right? Problem is this rich guy; this successful guy was bragging that he would teach those who were willing to become successful like him. The catch in these “seminars” was that the average person wanted to be like Donald Trump and that is what they sold it as. For instance, Trump said in those famous videos for his so called University, “We’re going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific. Terrific people. Terrific brains. Successful. We’re going to have the best of the best. And, honestly, if you don’t learn from them, if you don’t learn from me, if you don’t learn from the people that we are going to be putting forward — and these are all people that are handpicked by me — then you’re just not going to make it in terms of the world of success.” He was going to handpick the teachers, but he didn’t. Strike two in my devotion to Trump. He lied about handpicking teachers according to a deposition that is a part of the civil suit against the defunct University and Trump himself.
Then came the news conference from hell on Wednesday. Trump was defending himself for raising money for Veterans groups and for his own $1 million donation. What Trump did was great in raising that money. Problem is the way he attacked anyone for asking questions regarding where the money went. I’m sorry but isn’t he running for President? As a citizen of the United States we were told by our forefathers to question our leaders. The First Amendment giving freedom of the press is a direct result of the authority our forefathers to question those who want to lead our country. The Constitution’s framers provided the press with broad freedom. This freedom was considered necessary to the establishment of a strong, independent press sometimes called “the fourth branch” of the government. An independent press can provide citizens with a variety of information and opinions on matters of public importance. Trump though, proved his couldn’t take the heat. When a reporter asked who got what when, he called him a sleaze and other names. When Trump was asked if he would behave confrontational during Presidential news conferences he also said Yes. What?? I am so sorry but if I vote for you, you answer to me and the millions who did vote too, whether it was for you or not. Third strike for Trump
For the past 8 months I have been a supporter of Trump. So I ask you, all of you who still believe, WHY?? Why should I still believe? I am not a Hillary Clinton supporter so I may not vote at all. I can’t say I won’t change my mind so I am asking you all, why should I still support Trump?