August 23rd, 2015 Last Updated on: August 25th, 2015
2016 is right around the corner and it will be time to elect the 45th President of the United States. Of all the candidates running for next years Presidential election, here are a couple reasons why Native American voters should not cast their ballots for Donald Trump.
Reason 1 – #DumpTrump
Does anyone remember 1993 when Donald Trump tried to sue the federal government because he felt allowing Indian Tribes to operate Casinos discriminated against him? Obviously Trump couldn't handle the casino competition which is why the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City closed permanently in 2014.
Reason 2 – Keystone Pipeline XXL
Reason 3 – Donald Trump is the new Andrew Jackson
One just has to think of all the polarizing comments Trump has made towards other countries such as, “when Mexico sends it people, they're not sending its best, they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists” . He's also criticized women as being, “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals” . Trump is no bueno.
Reason 4 – Visibility?
Donald has NO TRACK record for helping or supporting ANY Native American causes, nada, nothing, zip, zilch, whereas his only political interactions towards our community has been to infringe on our tribal sovereignty (tribal gaming) and supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline. President Obama established the first Tribal Nations Conference so tribes could address the U.S. Government directly. The Obama's also made visits to Indian Country with Mrs. Obama making public statements apologizing for Native American suffering. This maybe speculation but based on Trumps past discretions with our Native communities, does anyone think Donald Trump will make these same steps towards furthering the plight of Native Americans?The answer is one big emphatic NO.
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