Trump v.s Clinton
November 1, 2016
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As presidential elections are coming up, many are possibly still indecisive about whom to vote for. Here are some things you should think about.
Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for the United States President. He’s an American businessman. The reason why Mr. Trump decided to run for President is for business and for himself, according to an article on Politico by Nick Gass in Aug. 20, 2015. He said he didn’t want to look back in 10 years and think “Oh,I should have run for President.”
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for the United States President. She has already had experience in office over the years. She’s been the United States Secretary, U.S. Senator from New York, First Lady of the U.S. and the First Lady of Arkansas.
A major controversy that has gone viral is sexual accusations against Mr. Trump. Multiple women claim to have been sexually assaulted by Mr. Trump in the past, but he has denied this fully, describing it as part of a wider campaign to smear his candidacy and reputation.
Ms. Clinton, on the other hand, has been involved in controversy involving using her private email for U.S. government business. According to Wikipedia, “In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, had exclusively used her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on federal servers.”
Both presidential nominees have made mistakes in their pasts. Although some controversies may have be just rumors and aren’t true, these can still take down these candidates in an election like this. The following information regarding candidates’ plans comes from the UK website bbc.
Mr. Trump is planning “to build an impenetrable wall along the 2,000-plus-mile US-Mexico border.”
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“… says law enforcement agencies are unable to fight crime because of runaway ‘political correctness’ and says they should be allowed to get tough on offenders.”
He has blamed some shootings on lax gun laws, accuses Ms. Clinton of wanting to eliminate gun rights and promises his supporters that the Second Amendment would be safe.
Ms. Clinton “wants to continue and expand upon President Barack Obama’s unilateral executive actions normalizing the immigration status of long-term undocumented residents…”
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“… has spoken out against mass incarceration and mandatory minimum sentences and said that there is still racial bias in police departments that must be addressed.”
She has responded to mass shootings, plans to ban assault weapons and will deny the Second Amendment if she enters the White House.