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No Trump: Why Hillary Must Win


Donald Trump’s presidential campaign style has often mirrored his approach to hosting the reality show “The Apprentice:” blunt, caustic, and unable to refrain from degrading insults.
Trump’s attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004, however, took the Republican presidential nominee to new depths of depravity. Not content with his usual racist, misogynistic, bigoted, xenophobic, anti- Semitic, anti-Muslim, comments, Trump criticized Capt. Humayun Khan’s mother for being too overwhelmed to speak at the DNC.
The Gold Star mother, writing in response to Trump, said she feels the pain of her son’s loss every day, and questioned Trump for saying he too has sacrificed. Trump’s callous disregard for Ms. Khan’s pain is the height of disrespect to all military families. Former Republican
nominee Mitt Romney is right: Trump “has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president.”
If elected, Trump would most likely be the most polarizing president since James Buchanan.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is right that Trump would be a “disaster” and that we must stop him. Fortunately, the alternative to Trump is the most qualified person ever to run for president, according to President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has the support of numerous prominent Republicans, has the experience we need in our next president.
Having been involved in American politics for decades, Secretary Clinton has the experience to know when to fight and when to compromise. Making history as the first woman nominated for president by a major political party, Clinton wisely compromised with Sen. Sanders on signature policy issues and is the standard bearer for the most progressive platform since the New Deal.
Like most Colorado voters and most young people generally, I was reticent to support Clinton over Sanders until Clinton and Sanders came together to support raising the minimum wage, free access to public college for the middle class, a health insurance public option, justice reforms, equal rights, sensible immigration reforms, and a real commitment to combat climate change.
Secretary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, her running mate, are right: we are stronger together.
Since our nation emerged from the Great Recession and the Iraq War, we have made progress rebuilding infrastructure, creating jobs, and doing right by veterans. We cannot afford to elect a demagogue intent on building walls and insulting nearly everyone. From pay to play
to Trump University scams, Trump has proven repeatedly that he is unfit to be president. We must stop Donald Trump. We must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. With your vote, we will.
– Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

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