Our lives are slowly turning into an article from The Onion

How President Trump has spoken so much with such little substance

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

2020 has been one of the most bizarre years and it isn’t even over yet. Unfortunately, one of the most insane aspects of this year and truly the past four years has been Donald Trump.

As the years go on, the things that come out of his mouth become increasingly moronic and mind-blowing. At this point, I really don’t know if I’m reading an article from satirical media site The Onion or an article from The New York Times. I don’t even think this is a political bias that I have against Trump. I am not actively going out and looking for more reasons to be disappointed in our country’s leadership, they just fall into my lap.

He has openly said he’s attracted to Ivanka Trump, a.k.a. his daughter and yet, that isn’t even the most bizarre thing he’s said. On TikTok, Sarah Cooper has become a sensation for her Donald Trump impersonations. She does so little in the short videos but it is enough to make viewers laugh and share the videos. In one of her videos, she barely even moves, she just sits at a table and lip-syncs to audio of Donald Trump speaking.

Thinking about someone doing that with any other president is unheard of because it would be boring and there wouldn’t be anything special about it. But since it’s Donald Trump’s words, it is humorous in that it doesn’t make sense, and seeing an average American citizen saying what our president is saying is a reminder of who exactly we the American people elected into office.

Trump speaks as if he is writing an essay and ran out of material to put in it but hasn’t reached the word count. He is the real-life version of Kronk from “The Emperor’s New Groove.” Remember the poison for Kuzco? The poison chosen to kill Kuzco? Kuzsco’s poison? In Trump’s version of this scene, Kuzco’s poison is replaced with “Well I do think there’s blame, yes, I think there is blame on both sides. You look at, you look at both sides. I think there is blame on both sides.”

Not even seeing what this quote is in regards to shows how little substance there is. When realizing he said these words in response to the violence that occurred at a 2017 white supremacist rally, it becomes even more mind-boggling. I truly do not understand how this man has stayed in power for the length of time he has.

His words hold so little meaning. Some of what he says is just lies and he continues to get away with it. He has verbally attacked different groups that call America home, from immigrants to Black Lives Matter protestors. He speaks hateful words toward the same people he is supposed to represent.

He destroyed the trust that has built up since the founding of our nation and caused irreparable damage. Usually his attacks are verbal, but those words feel like sticks and stones chipping away at the embodiment of the American people.

I have a message for anyone still on the fence about voting and anyone who became discouraged at the thought of voting once Bernie dropped out of the race. Please remember that exercising your right to vote is important. You may hate Trump and dislike Joe Biden but these are the two options we have. Not voting this November is about the same as voting for Trump. Personally, I’m joining the group of people that will have to settle for Biden. Please vote this November.