Neither candidate is a good choice


Photo By: Nigel Parry for CNN

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. It’s the day for many American citizens to make an important decision. But this presidential election is like choosing between death by water or death by fire; where it doesn’t matter what you choose, either way harm is insured.

Hillary Clinton, the infamous politician’s wife, is going head to head with Donald Trump, the author of “How to Get Rich.” Before Trump was running for President, he was a businessman and reality show star. Before Hillary ran for President, she was Secretary of State, a Senator and the woman at the side of Bill Clinton, whom was the 42nd president.

If that doesn’t ring a bell, maybe this quote will: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Do you recall now? I figured you would.

In the end, until the President is in action, American citizens won’t really know how much “trouble” they are in. I am not for Donald Trump, nor am I for Hillary Clinton, as President of this nation.

Donald Trump has been openly racist. He uses the fact that he has African American supporters to deflect that he is, and addresses them in such manner as, “…my African-American,” as if he owns the person.

People have said time after time that he shares the same views as Hitler. This is probably due to Trump openly stating that he wants to mark Muslims with identification cards, just like Hitler did the Jews with the star of David. He even shared an anti-semitic meme on his Twitter account.

Adding to his insane reputation, he has even said that he would date his daughter “…if she wasn’t biologically his.” I don’t know about you, but that gives me the total creeps. No thanks, dad!

Additional to his flaws, he said in a video, now having gone viral, that he would grab a female… in an very inappropriate manner. He added that [women] would do whatever he wants because he is famous.

Truthfully, this is beyond a sexist derogatory view.

Multiple times he has contradicted himself. According to CNN, Trump stated in 2008, “I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great President or Vice-President.” However, he has openly dissed her and insulted her many times.

He has gone as far as to insult her marriage. “If Hillary can’t satisfy her husband, what makes you think she can satisfy America.” Though it evokes a fit of laughter, it shows the contradiction in his word.

And sadly, what he has said about women is indefensible.

Hillary Clinton isn’t a saint either. Countless people refer to her as a liar, a snake in the garden, all synonyms to the word “politician.”

According to The Washington Post, there was a time when she refused to promise that she would never lie to the American people, as if she is already planning on lying.

I know we are all very aware of the emails that were sent and received on an unauthorized and unsecured email account when Clinton was Secretary of State.

But if you ask someone if they can list something Clinton has accomplished off the top of her head, you’ll probably get a blank stare, followed by a lot of “Uhhh and Ummms”.

Number one accomplishment? Well, she did a mediocre job as a Senator.

She did help start the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, a program that provides children with health care and that Clinton received credit for. SCHIP cut uninsured children in America in half, making it easier and cheaper for children to get the medical attention they need.

However, according to, Clinton does not deserve credit for this grand accomplishment. Ted Kennedy does. Kennedy, who at the time was the Senator of Massachusetts, came up with this program and later felt cheated when Clinton received credit for this accomplishment.

I’m still thinking, what has she accomplished? There has to be something…

With the emails and taking credit for something that wasn’t really hers, Clinton has shown that she has no problem with being above the law and cheating the justice system, a super power I’m sure many criminals would want to have. She just can’t be trusted.

Of course, there are good things about each candidate. Sadly, they are too irrelevant and small to list.

Overall, Trump is a racist that cannot close his mouth to save his life. Repeatedly, this careless rich entitled man has shown through the media having a personality and demeanor of a child flaunting their new toy. He is impulsive, a sexist and entirely not a good candidate, not fit to run this nation, not even fit to be in charge of a plant.

Clinton still doesn’t escape the criticism. Though she isn’t a racist and a bigot like her rival, she has her ethical complications. She has shown that she is a liar and an untrustworthy person, and very unlikeable.

When you think of a President, you think of an intelligent and trustworthy person with the right intentions, a big caring heart and a deep love for this country and everyone in it. Sadly, these candidates lack most of these characteristics.

So which will you choose? The fire or the water.