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There is an unwritten golden rule in politics: never insult the voters. Candidates can attack their opponent’s positions and experiences, but should never lash out against the people who support them. Yet two months, Hillary Clinton broke that very rule. At a fundraiser in New York City in front of a crowd of LGBT individuals, Hillary called half of Trump’s supporters “deplorable” and said that they belonged in a basket. She described them as being racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic.” Oxford dictionary defines deplorable as deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.” Her comments were met with both praise and criticism from the Left and Right, respectively. People took to Twitter to express their feelings and, within twenty-four hours, #BasketofDeplorables was trending nationally. As a voter, I was appalled but not surprised. Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has always expressed her disdain and distaste for those who do not support her.

Although Donald Trump has never been my top choice, I have consistently been against a Hillary Clinton presidency. When Donald Trump was officially picked to be the Republican nominee, I hopped on the train.  I have never looked back. I am not a Trump supporter because I am racist, sexist, or homophobic. I am a Trump supporter because I love my country. I am a Trump supporter because I want a Commander-in-Chief who will confront and defeat ISIS. I am a Trump supporter because I respect the Second Amendment. I am a Trump supporter because I know the American economy cannot survive another four years of liberal policies. I am a Trump supporter because I desire a president who will nominate Supreme Court judges that will follow the U.S. Constitution.

If anyone deserves the title of deplorable, it is Mrs. Clinton. Her entire political career has been marked with controversies that warrant condemnation. She preaches about income equality while wearing a $12,000 Armani jacket. She brags about her record as Secretary of State but refuses to mention how she failed to answer the calls for help from Americans in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. She presents herself as a champion of women as she cozies up to foreign nations who deny women the most basic human rights. She claims to be against sexual assault as she disparages and threatens her husband’s victims. She’s a politician first and a human being second. Yes, Donald Trump has said awful things. Some of his statements are disgusting and I am in total favor of him never tweeting again. Hillary has done awful things and haven’t we all been taught that actions speak louder than words? Trump talks a deplorable game while Hillary plays a deplorable game.

Therefore, this November I will be casting my ballot for Donald J. Trump. Not because I support his outrageous comments. Not because I am an advocate for spray tans or in favor of his hideous hairstyle. I am voting for Donald Trump because I trust him to protect our soldiers overseas. I trust his knowledge of business will bring back jobs and help our economy. But mainly because I know that Donald Trump would not lie to the families of four dead Americans to advance an agenda. He would never put personal convenience over national security and he would never commit the same mistake 33,000 times – yes, I had to bring up the emails. And if voting for Donald Trump makes me deplorable to Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least I know I am in good company.

Nicole B
FFL Contributor
Nicole is a political junkie who loves all things Republican and Fox News. She runs on coffee and confidence and has an intense love for cute pajamas, lululemon clothing, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Carly Fiorina is her spirit animal and she is proud to be everything liberals hate. Roll Tide!

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