“Just give him a chance! He hasn’t even taken office yet! Why don’t we wait and see what happens?
I gave him a chance to not openly mock disabled people. He failed.
I gave him a chance to show respect and deference to P.O.W.’s. He failed.
I gave him a chance to conduct his rallies like a professional orator, laying out ideas, policies and demonstrating leadership rather than barking out applause lines and encouraging violence. He failed
I gave him a chance to debate on policy and strength of character instead of bullying, name calling and smirking. He failed.
I gave him a chance to demonstrate respect toward women rather than sizing up every female according the way they looked. He failed.
I gave him the chance to understand the religion of Islam, its many many nuances from practicing faithful Muslims, to Islamists, to Jihadists and more, rather than lumping them all into a targeted class of enemies. He failed.
I gave him a chance to disavow his white supremacist fan base that began emerging in his wake like a cancerous boil instead of gently coddling them in light of their admiration of him. He failed.
I gave him a chance to pivot into the general election and begin acting presidential and diplomatic rather than inviting a panel of sexual assault accusers to a debate in a grotesque political sideshow. He failed.
I gave him a chance to choose a V.P. that equated to surrounding himself with those better and smarter than himself rather than choosing someone who’s agenda is to snuff out LGBTQ equality. He failed.
I gave him a chance to sit through a grueling interview with the Washington Post editorial board and show any hint of intelligence rather than rambling, confused alphabet vomit. He failed.
I gave him the chance to get at lease a single endorsement from any of the major news publications in the country. He failed.
I gave him a chance to impress me with his knowledge at three debates – to provide even the semblance of political curiosity and constitutional awareness, demonstrating knowledge and maturity as the potential future leader of the free world. He failed.
I gave him a chance to release his tax returns. He failed.
I gave him a chance to divest himself of his conflicts of interest. He failed.
I gave him a chance to cry for Aleppo instead of bitching about a late night skit show. He failed.
I gave him a chance to show respect for the hard work of running the country rather than dismissing intelligence briefings while simultaneously tweeting nuclear prloferation threats without the slightest knowledge and awareness of our nuclear policy. He failed.
I gave him a chance to begin building a cabinet of diverse and knowledgeable leadership rather than crony sycophants. He failed.
I gave him a chance to support the US Intelligence Agencies that confirmed Russian hacking in the election process OVER Vladimir Putin, our nation’s aggressive enemy. He failed.
For those of you who have been insisting that he be given a chance, you have simply failed to pay attention. Trump didn’t suddenly appear out of a vacuum on November 8th. He had a full 15 months to demonstrate who he is. And for everything else he has failed to do, he most certainly succeeded at that.
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