Hello! It is Delaney.
At this very moment right now I’m sitting on my living room couch watching the 2016 election on MSNBC. I have just watched Donald Trump win the state of Florida and the state of Iowa. More electoral votes toward Trump’s road to 270.
During this election I’ve heard my parents opinions on this election. I also have my own opinions. I do not believe Donald Trump is fit to be the United States president. Trump’s motto…make America great again? What? America is already great. We’re not great, we’re AMAZING. In our country we have freedom of speech. That is why Trump has gotten away with all the bad things he has said about people. We also have freedom of the press. That is why Donald Trump has said what he has said on Twitter and Facebook.
I’m a child, so most of you may not agree with me, but I have watched the election road. Last school year, when I was in 6th grade, I watched it on CNN Student News every other day in my Social Studies class. I watched some of the presidential debates in between my basketball and softball practices. I have seen that Donald Trump has insulted many people. Donald Trump has said bad things about women, people with disabilities, and Hispanics. Today, November 8th, 2016, I heard a story. A 12 year old kid, who has Cerebral Palsy, named J.J. Holmes asked his mother if they could go protest at a Donald Trump rally about treatment of people with disabilities. J.J.’s mother agreed to make the drive. J.J. and his mother made it to the Trump rally and were chanting Hillary Clinton’s name. Trump quickly told the crowd to get them out. Trump’s supporters responded by pushing and kicking J.J’s wheelchair. Security came over and escorted the two of them out of the rally. As Alison, J.J.’s mother, told a Washington Post reporter, J.J. through a computer vocalization device said, “I hate Donald Trump.” Less than 24 hours after they were kicked out of the Trump rally J.J. met our current president Barack Obama. So how does anyone agree with a man kicking a 12 year old boy with a disability out of his pep rally?
I know Hillary Clinton is fit to be our president, to be the first women president. Clinton has seen how complicated the job is. Her husband was the President! She stood by him while he served our country as our president. Clinton has also been Secretary of State.
Clinton has spent her entire career working to break the glass ceiling. She has dedicated her life to woman’s rights and serving our country. Clinton has support from Barak Obama and Bill Clinton. Of course Bill Clinton because he is her husband. The two people I just named are two presidents that have served 8 year terms. They know who can handle the job to be the leader and president of the United States of America. Clinton has fought for children and families for 40 years and counting. She has provided many children with health care. She helped 9/11 first responders to get the health care they needed. She told the world that woman’s rights are human rights. She helped expand health care. And she became the first women in history to top a major party presidential ticket.
This is the view of the election through the eyes of a 12 year old girl.