We’re not going to mince words. We’re just going to give the definition of the following (according to the Webster Dictionary):
- BULLY – To cause (someone) to do something by making threats, or insults, or by using force. To use “browbeating” language or behavior . Implies inducing “fear” or a sense of inferiority into another.
- SEXISM – (Sexist) Prejudice or discrimination based on sex and/or gender. Behavior, conditions or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex and/or gender. (Misogyny – A hatred for women).
- RACIST – A belief that race is the “primary” determinant of human traits, capacities, and that racial differences produces an inherent superiority of a particular race. The belief that some races are better than others. Poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race.
Okay, based on what we have seen of Donald Trump, does he fit these definitions? We do know that Trump has promoted “fear” of illegal immigrants from Mexico which led to his comments about them being rapists and criminals. He has also used “fear” of Muslims which lead him to a wanting ban “all” Muslims from entering the US.
Trump cited Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage as a main reason for why he was not suitable for judging the civil case against Trump University.
His sexist comments have been marginal at best, but based on his history with women we still have much cause for pause in determining his views in that regard.
Nonetheless, you can draw your own conclusions based on the definitions given, and what you may know about Trump…..