dpatopbilder epa05626309 Demonstrators stand on an inside down American flag with "AMERIKKKA" written on it at Oakland City Hall before marching through the streets in protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Oakland, California USA 10 Nov 2016. Hundreds filled the streets of downtown Oakland for the second night to march against the Trump presidency. EPA/PETER DASILVA +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

Klaus Brinkbäumer – An Absurd and Dangerous President

Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering into the United States, he described Mexicans as rapists and announced his intention to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. He boasted about sexually harassing women and, when women came forward to say that he did in fact harass them, he said: Oh no, not her. Just look at her. You really think … with her? Trump said Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, and when it was proven that Trump had lied, he said that Hillary Clinton was the one who created the lie in the first place — yet another lie. He founded a university and cheated students out of their money. He said he has a plan for the economy, and that this plan is to double growth.

There’s nothing new here — it’s all information stemming from the election campaign. But it still remains important.

In the days after an election that horrified the world, one might be tempted to think all of this isn’t so bad given that Obama and Clinton accepted the defeat with dignity and congratulated Trump. And because Trump said, in the moment of victory, that the time for healing has come. And because the outcome was reached democratically and the people, of course, are always wise.

But that isn’t true. Although Trump will become the democratically elected 45th president of the United States on January 20, he remains a dangerous man. He is dangerously indifferent, unbalanced and inexperienced — and he is dangerously racist. Trump believes in the superiority of the white race, and if he implements the worst of his campaign promises, he will not be the first elected leader to do so.

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