Donald Trump and the Republican Party's campaign for President has finally come to an end. The video of Trump released and made public yesterday through the news and social media where he is captured expressing how he can "grab any woman's pussy" because of his stature as a celebrity, is without a doubt a catastrophic and devastating blow to the Republican Party's chances of victory in November.
1 year and 4 months ago, Donald Trump announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States by expressing how Mexicans are "rapists and criminals" and spoke about the construction of a wall to divide Mexico and the United States. During his entire campaign he has managed to disrespect almost every single demographic in this country with the exception of white people and still managed to stay alive in the polls unscathed. However, with the release of yesterday's video, the racist Trump circus has collapsed.
A significant majority of the Republican Party leadership and donors has distanced themselves from Donald Trump after the video surfaced yesterday; and those who have not, have remained completely silent as is the case of the Hispanic Media director for the Trump campaign, Helen Aguirre. Top Republican figures like former GOP candidate in 2012 Mitt Romney and former governor of Florida Jeb Bush have publicly slammed Donald Trump for his remarks. To make matters even worse, almost all the recent endorsements from party leaders Trump has been able to rack up recently have not only been withdrawn, but he is now being pressured by them to step down and abandon his candidacy. The Republican Party now confronts its biggest political crisis since Richard Nixon was forced to resign amid the Watergate scandal in 1974.
During that time, 5 Republican men, of which 3 were Cubans, broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to steal sensitive political and confidential information; a scheme President Nixon was aware of beforehand. World renowned journalist Jorge Ramos, who was one of the many victims of Trump's racism when he was ousted from a Trump press conference after asking a question about immigration has consistently expressed "We shall all be judged on November 9th, 2016 by how we reacted to Donald Trump". This remark has never been more true today. The Republican Party, its voters and its donors all played russian roullete with the party's future when they decided to make Donald Trump their candidate for President of the United States.
Throughout the entire campaign, Republicans played russian roulette without suffering any consequences every time Trump would pull the trigger by disrespecting Latinos, women, the handicapped, veterans, muslims and many more. Yesterday however, the only bullet in the gun's chamber fired off therefore destroying the republicans' chances of winning the presidency and possibly having destroyed the party as a whole. I would not be surprised if Trump's running mate, Mike Pence resigns as candidate for Vice President in order to save his political behind and aspirations in 2020. Florida US Senator Marco Rubio also played russian roulette by recently supporting Donald Trump and the political damage to his future remains to be seen no matter how hard he now attempts to distance himself from Trump.
Ironically, it was not Florida that suffered catastrophic damage as a result of hurricane Mathew; yet it was precisely the Trump campaign and the Republican Party that collapsed as a result of the devastating winds of such a scandalous hurricane of their own.
Rest in Peace GOP.
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