It 's The Holiday Season Essay

2006 Words Dec 15th, 2016 9 Pages
It’s the holiday season. A time full of joy, music, post-cookie guilt, and uncomfortable family gatherings. In 2016, the strategy to simply avoid all political talk at the dinner table was effective. But increasingly over the last 10 years, it’s been impossible to ignore the impact of United States President Donald Trump.
This week, we’re opening a time capsule here at The Source Magazine—an examination of Donald Trump’s rise to one of the most coveted positions in global politics. In 2015, when Trump announced his campaign for presidency of the United States, a large portion of the population believed it to be a farce or publicity stunt. As his speeches became more and more animated and increasingly demeaning toward all groups of people that weren’t white males, the entire election season was becoming a reality television show. Donald Trump was a caricature of himself. His presidency was an impossibility when he called Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and again when he referred to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off-base" in a CNN interview, and yet again with his countless crass comments on women’s looks as disqualifying traits, again when mocking a disabled reporter at a rally, and again with frequent comments about a particular portion of his male anatomy (Rucker). Any other candidate would have lost immense support after making these and other abhorrent…

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