“ Trump’s sexism, racism, and xenophobia” are the standard progressive arguments against him.
Sexism: guilty as charged: the man is a horn-dog, who has chased women his whole life, but he hasn’t had to chase them very hard, because as a billionaire Hollywood star celebrity, women were chasing him, too. He’s had a lot of sex, but all of it was consensual. Being a skirt-chaser is not a Federal crime.
Racism: This is a joke: half his family are Jewish. Do you really think he has any time for the Klu Klux Klan who think his grand-children are sub-human?
“Xenophobia” is the left-winger’s name for Patriotism. Securing the borders does not imply racism or xenophobia, as he said himself: “A nation without borders is not a nation.” It is about sovereignty and security.
Protecting American Jobs from unfair Trade isn’t “Xenophobia” either: “A nation that does not protect prosperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad.”
“A nation that is not proud of its history cannot be confident in its future, and a nation that is not certain of its values cannot summon the will to defend them.” Not xenophobia, that is Patriotism.
There is much that you can criticise Donald Trump for: he is brash, direct, insulting even, and his personal life is not a great example of marital fidelity, but then neither was Bill Clinton’s or JFK’s. Sexual immorality has little predictive power or correlation with the same person’s ability to function as President.
“I’d like to see a single rational argument explaining how someone with a shred of morality would be anything but ashamed and mortified to see this man come into power.” That’s easy: Clinton was mired in scandals throughout her career, had cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination, promised nothing but more of the same, and was relying on dirty tricks to beat Trump.
Ironically, the DNC was doing a great job of demonising Trump as a Nazi who must never be allowed access to the Nuclear trigger, when some idiot decided to release an 11-year-old secretly recorded film of Trump’s Pussy-grab comments. Immediately middle America’s fears of the Trump Nazi were abolished; I could almost hear the sigh of relief sweep across America: “Trump’s a horn-dog! That’s funny, not scary…no-one’s scared of a horn-dog.”
So the voters held their noses and voted for the least bad candidate, the one who painted a positive vision for the future, who promised to get American jobs back in America, and to Make America Great Again. No-one cares if he slept with a porn-star if he keeps those promises. The Share market is 25% higher since his election, Unemployment the lowest in 20 years, female and black unemployment the lowest ever, major US Companies are moving back to America after the cutting of unreasonable corporate taxes…the working class will ignore his sexual peccadilloes and re-elect him if he keeps this up.