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4 Great Reasons Not to Vote for Donald Trump

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

4 Excellent Reasons NOT to Vote for Trump

4 Excellent Reasons NOT to Vote for Trump

At first when I began covering the American political system back in 2012, we all wondered whether Barack Obama would win a second term in the White House or if the Republican candidate—whoever he or she was—would end up knocking him out of the presidency. It's been a rough road since then.

I wrote a summary of reasons not to vote Republican in 2016, and I'm still writing on this topic today.

With an election year coming up in the United States, people will go to the polls all across the country to elect the next president. If you're still undecided, you'll want to hear these four excellent reasons not to vote for Trump.

This is not meant to imply that every Republican politician is bad, but simply why you should not vote for Donald Trump.

Note: Care will be taken to not sound too partisan. In other words, I will attempt to not choose sides here and to look at this issue objectively. That stated, we have had Republican presidents with at least some level of understanding of what it takes to run a country. For instance, war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower was wise enough to realize the dangers of empire building during his 1961 Farewell Address. And Abraham Lincoln, the self-educated lawyer who was one of our brightest and most respected presidents, is my favorite president of all time who wanted desperately to keep the nation together because he loved it so much. There have been exceptions, but the GOP has had many not-so-good politicians. I say this also realizing that the Democrats also have had poor presidents, one being Andrew Johnson.

Reason #1: Trump Will Hurt the Middle Class Even More

First of all, if you are a person that is earning only a middle-class income, you'll want to know that most Republicans don’t support the middle class. Why is that?

Trickle-down doesn't work.

Those of us that have studied and know the system will remember that Reaganomics and the trickle-down theory only worked against the middle class, increasing the gap between the rich and poor.

Tax breaks for the wealthy?

The Republicans have also been known to support tax cuts for the wealthiest people in America while the middle and working classes struggle.

Trump values companies more than people.

The Republicans have been known to get support from the biggest companies in the nation. He has not looked after the middle class, but Trump has given big companies a big break.

(However, the two party system has changed so much with the rise of corporate donors, PACs, and “the Establishment” that even Democrats have been criticized. I congratulate Arizona senator John McCain for his public service and for saying that Obama is a decent man. And Mitt Romney was a far more decent candidate for president compared to Donald Trump.)

Reason #2: Trump Hates the Affordable Care Act and Has No Plan to Replace It

The Republicans are still hoping to show that Obama failed as president. Republicans have done everything they can to repeal Obama’s healthcare plan. Still, far too many people in this country have no health insurance coverage. Healthcare that is affordable is a huge priority for the millions of people that don’t have it.

If you want to have a chance of getting healthcare in the future, do not vote for the Republican Party. There has been a heated debate about healthcare reform since the Bill Clinton years. The passage of the healthcare legislation known as the Affordable Care Act was a huge step in the right direction. Healthcare is a basic human right and there is no reason why the US should not have healthcare that is affordable and can help in times where people really need it (particularly those with a preexisting conditions).

Trump is critical of just about everything that Obama tried to do, including the Affordable Care Act, but he has no plan for what to replace it with.

The homeless population in the United States will increase if Trump wins another term in 2020.

The homeless population in the United States will increase if Trump wins another term in 2020.

Reason #3: He Will Not Help the Unemployed

Trump has also done everything he could to oppose and deny extension of unemployment benefits to the people who need them. Republicans have even opposed extending unemployment benefits to the 99ers, those who have been without work for 99 weeks or longer.

How can the Republicans be so uncaring about those that need help the most? If you want to see the unemployed of this country get help, don’t vote for the Republican Party, especially Donald Trump.

Reason #4: Trump's Foreign Policy Is Dangerously Horrible

And perhaps the most important reason to not vote for Donald Trump is because the country's relationship with the rest of the world will continue to suffer and there will most probably be more risk of war. We had two wars started by the George W. Bush Administration, and that was two wars too many. With America facing major economic problems, we cannot afford additional conflicts. While the Republicans have had an aggressive stance on foreign policy issues, Trump is even more aggressive, and this country does not need aggression.

Reason for Not Voting for Donald Trump

Donald Trump: The Racist GOP Nominee

These are Donald Trump's own words of what he said about African Americans. No Trump supporter can possibly deny that he said these things but Trump supporters do not question anything that he says.

These are Donald Trump's own words of what he said about African Americans. No Trump supporter can possibly deny that he said these things but Trump supporters do not question anything that he says.

Other Reasons Why Donald Trump Is a Terrible Choice

These four reasons are only four of the best reasons to not vote for Donald Trump. Trump has belittled women and insulted Hispanics, has been staunchly against anyone who is Muslim, and has mocked a disabled reporter. He does not deserve to be president of the country that George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe took great care to build.

The greatest and most honorable act that all of us in the US can do is to reject Donald Trump and people of his caliber by not voting for him. Say no to people like Donald Trump because he is most definitely unfit!

Simple Way to Defeat Donald Trump

In addition to the reasons described to not vote of this man, Robert Harrington, contributing writer for the Palmer Report, urges us to ”please vote like your lives depend on it, because they do,” (Harrington, 2020). This may be a simple plea to the citizens of the United States, but by voting Donald Trump out of office in November 2020, you are not only exercising one of your most basic civic responsibilities, but you are also helping to put an end to the worst presidency in the history of the United States.


Palmer, B. (2017, July 10). Palmer Report. Retrieved from http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/irony-donald-trump-flames-email/3798/

Harrington, R. (2020, May 15). Palmer Report. Retrieved from https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/trump-defeated/28658/

This content was accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge at the time of publication but may be out of date. The information contained in this article may not reflect current policies, laws, technology, or data.

© 2016 Ara Vahanian


Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on May 14, 2020:

That might have been true in the 1920s and 1930s but not in today's divided political climate. We will see what happens but this is not 1984.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on May 14, 2020:

Ara, we will see. the poll numbers mean little. It depends on who is doing the polling and what assumptions are made. I think Trump will win re-election easily and by a 40 States majority of electoral vote.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on May 14, 2020:

Finally! You admitted something I didn't think you would. A lot of things can happen between now and November 2020 for sure. One thing that even I have to concede is that Trump will get credit for the tax legislation that was passed into law (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). Not saying I agree with everything in that legislation but he will get credit for that. I realize that there were many who voted for him because they wanted things to be different in DC and some of them are frustrated and feel that they have nowhere to turn to. He has until October 2020 to turn his approval numbers around which are very low for an incumbent president. Will he? I doubt it.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on May 14, 2020:

What other proof do you need? The information is out there in the public domain which reminded me of the old saying- You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink...

Trump may not be the best president and he surely is not the worst. We will see who is right in Nov. 2020. I will check back with you then. Have a great day.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on May 14, 2020:

Anon: Another clueless Trump supporter that is brainwashed decided to comment on here. There is nothing to see here other than someone who looks for an excuse to criticize the other party without offering any kind of proof.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on May 14, 2020:

This is why the United States is so divided. One side wants to accuse the other of being bad. I didn't like Trump in 2016 and I don't like him now. Neither does most of the country. It has been a while since anyone commented on this article but it is not a surprise you cam along to comment on here. While I appreciate comments and views, most historians have already concluded that Trump is the worst president in American history. Don't try to convince me to not like Obama because you never will. Have a good day.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on May 14, 2020:

Your article is still biased. In 2016 and now in 2020. All your assertions turned out to be false, and yet you continue down this path. Why?

Here is the latest on President Obama and his cabal - https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/05/13...

If this does not convince you, nothing will.

Anon on May 14, 2020:

Hit piece and dumb poll...Biden isn't even competent enough to give a coherent speech and the Democratic party saw fit to put him up against Trump. Democrats will lose the presidential election...and the party deserves it for their Super-pak fake elections.

I just feel sorry for the people who are cheated out of their vote by the Democratic party.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on May 08, 2018:

David Hornstein: first of all you had better learn how to spell properly. There is no such word as "moran." And I think you meant to say best instead of vest. Before you leave comments on others articles, you should at least have the decency to spell check what you type and you didn't do this. Secondly, I don't appreciate personal attacks. Just comment on the article or don't say anything at all. The problem is not me. The problem is you. You should think of something better to do instead of leaving an idiotic comment like this on an article.

David Hornstein on May 07, 2018:

What a total Moran you are. You obviously have fine zero homework when it comes to the Clinton Foundation and their money laundering operation or the extremely Ling list if those who have mysteriously died after working for or against the Clinton's. They have no morals. They are bad people.Hilary and Bill are sexual perverts. Trump is the vest thing to happen to American politics since R Reagan. Have you seen his list of accomplishments in spite of have no national media saying a nice word about him or his agenda.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 20, 2016:

Cee-Jay Aurinko: thank you very much for saying I'm a great Hubber. I try my best. As for Donald Trump not becoming president, I also don't see it happening for the reason that it is because of a demographic shift in the US. The Caucasian population percentage is declining and the minority population is increasing. Minorities do not like Trump and if they really show up at the polls and vote, he will lose.

Cee-Jay Aurinko from Cape Town, South Africa on September 20, 2016:

Great hubbing, Ara Vahanian. There's no way Donald Trump will become President of the United States. I honestly can't see it. But if it happens, I will no longer have faith in humanity. People can't seriously be that dumb.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 19, 2016:

I am glad that we were able to have a somewhat civil and I think great discussion too. We have to work with what we have. In a way, shocked is not what I would say. It comes down to the fact that so many are sick of the political establishment and so that's why Trump won the nomination. However, there is also the possibility that many will have to deal with Hillary Clinton if she wins, as unpopular as she is. Many may have to put up with someone they don't trust. Our political system can be better than what it is but it is up to the people to vote for the right ones and put them in power. That takes a lot of political education. It is knowing who to really vote for.

Suzie from Carson City on September 19, 2016:

Yes, agreed. Our choices are not good. Period. It is choosing the lesser of 2 evils. Deciding who is less evil and who is far too evil to consider....well, that's how it boils down to a matter of opinion and personal choice. Do I love Donald? Not by a long shot..... In fact, I was just as shocked as most when he beat out all the others. I never expected it. I preferred a few others, Rand Paul, Christy, Rubio......

We must work with what we have.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 19, 2016:

Mio Cid and fpherj48,

I may have been somewhat harsh in my comments. What I should have said is that many are uninformed about what is really going on. The mainstream media does not tell us everything. Donald Trump has the name recognition and has been in the public eye for so long and that's why he has so many supporting him. Also, there are many that are sick of the political establishment and that's understandable as well. However, people really should ask themselves whether they would be more comfortable with 4 years of Donald Trump. They'll be surprised at how much worse it will get if he gets to the Oval Office. There are decent men like John Kasich who did not win the nomination. I do like the fact that we have third parties. There are some who say that Bernie Sanders who is an Independent should have won the nomination. Bernie is a man I really respect and am proud of how far he came. But we will have a Clinton vs. Trump general election and I would still rather take my chances with her than with Donald because I simply don't trust the guy. Whatever flaws Hillary may have, she will be less worse. Let's agree to disagree.

Have a good day!

Suzie from Carson City on September 19, 2016:

Hola amigo mio! I wanted to acknowledge you sweetie, but I didn't know if you wanted to pretend you didn't know me.....LOL (I'm joking) When it comes to my family and friends, many of us disagree politically (and of course other ways.)

I make a huge distinction. Better to not discuss than to clash with people we love. I do most definitely vote "person" not party. Proof? I voted both times for Obama!

Enjoy the rest of your night my friend! Peace, Paula

mio cid from Uruguay on September 19, 2016:

I would say fpherj48 is one of the nicest people on Hubpages and a true independent , but regardless of anyone's political view we should separate the person from the person's politics.

Suzie from Carson City on September 19, 2016:

Celeb.....I would not argue that the GOP deserves better. I have made this statement several times. This is what we're stuck with. My point is that I would vote for an orangutan before the most corrupt, immoral, fraudulent, wholly deceitful, sneaky, dishonest, insincere, reckless & pathological thug, Hil-liar-y Clinton. The woman is the dirtiest politician ever in the history of our nation.

All due respect Sir, you may not assume that I or anyone you do not know, might be oblivious. I can assure you, I am not at all. Remaining respectful, I can also assure you I am far from "stupid."

Most importantly, FYI, I am an Independent......always have been, always will be. I am not extreme in any direction. Extreme is unacceptable to me.

You have a good evening .

mio cid from Uruguay on September 19, 2016:

The extreme right has always throughout history campaigned against "the politicians"and the political class and has taken advantage of the simpletons who don't understand that the politicians and the political class, the people they themselves elect is the only thing that stands between them and a government of and for the oligarchy.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 19, 2016:

That is true we do each have our own opinions and choices... however, that does not mean people should be oblivious to what's going on here. The GOP deserved a much better candidate than Trump. Or maybe not since they are so stupid to have allowed things to get this far. I don't even think Trump wants to win this election.

Suzie from Carson City on September 19, 2016:

A perfect example of how wonderful it is to live in America. We are each entitled to our opinions and choices... Thanks.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 18, 2016:

Mio Cid: Thank you! I just try to point out how many flaws there are with Donald Trump. I probably could have written more than four reasons though. And to JackLee and fpherj48: Donald Trump is not a politician and that is precisely the problem. He cannot possibly know how to create more jobs, be tougher on terrorists, or really know ho others have it harder than he did because he never really had to work for anything. He inherited his daddy's wealth and managed to misuse it, that is why he will never release his tax returns though he should do so because it is expected of him. And banning Muslims from entering the USA is the very thing that goes against what this country is about. The US has been a nation of immigrants and we must not go against that tradition. Donald J. Trump is a man that is an embarrassment not only to the GOP but to the United States. He isn't a real patriotic American, he is just a fool who will do anything to please himself. And BTW someone who talks about dating his own daughter if he were not married during a Presidential campaign has no business running for the nation's highest office. Another reason that so many support him is because he is Donald Trump-name recognition. The GOP should have nominated a proper person to run for this office not some failed businessman that treats the campaign like a reality show. It shows how many stupid idiots there are here in the United States and that is a very sad thing. We deserve much better than this man who fails to have empathy for others.

Suzie from Carson City on September 18, 2016:

Hello.....I read your interesting hub. Very well-written.....However

Here are more than 4 reasons to vote for him:

He has not been a Politician therefore poisoned and corrupted like all career politicians and 2nd generation politicians. (like the crooked Clintons...the Bonnie and Clyde of DC)

He cannot be bought. He needs no more money than his own which keeps pouring in. No more pay for play like Hillary has going.

He is not a pansy ass who is afraid to upset the stinking RADICAL ISLAMIST TERRORISTS and will be tough and serious about protecting us and wiping these savages out!

He doesn't like Obamacare, true and although I have no issues with the ACA.....aren't the majority of Americans very displeased with it? That's what I read.

He's very intent upon IMMIGRATION....enforcing the laws we have to the letter and stopping the influx of those from the Middle East. Why can these people not be placed in safe havens in their own countries somewhere? There have to be wealthy, safe places for Middle Easterns to be with their own kind. We don't need more budding terrorists. (Like the one who stabbed people at the Mall in Minnesota...he was one that came over for asylum with his parents.) Let them stay where they are and kill their own people. They're happy as long as they're killing.

He certainly will create jobs. He's a mega businessman and the country should be run like a business. He can do that.

Look, I agree he's rough around the edges, but that's no big deal. He will surround himself with brilliant, hard working people. He's rude but not cruel. I admit he can use some lessons in being Presidential.

He's much much much preferable to HRC.....by miles & miles.

For me, the truth is I will be able to deal with whatever the outcome is because that's just the way I've always been. If I have to adjust to something, I do it.

Have a great evening. Paula

BTW, nice to meet you.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on September 18, 2016:

In my mind, both are not qualified to be President. One is an egotist, the other a liar...

mio cid from Uruguay on September 18, 2016:

Great hub.I know there are hundreds of reasons not to vote for "Little Hands" ,but I understand you could not possibly lay them all out in one hub.So I propose you write more series of four more reasons not to vote for the Bigot, Racist,Xenophobe Homophobe, Donald.

Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on September 18, 2016:


Hillary may not be perfect but at least she is qualified to be Commander in Chief. Donald Trump has had so many business failures and operates a campaign of negativity, fear, and outright hostility. This same American public never gave Obama a chance to do something and now they are against Hillary Clinton because of silly, bogus reasons. They were spending time focusing on where she sent her emails instead of focusing on the issues that really truly matter. Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving the public as First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator of New York. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been living off of his daddy's money and he has never really earned anything. The unfortunate part is that there is a huge degree of misogyny here in the US, that is one reason why they don't trust Hillary. I say they should give her a chance for four years.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on September 18, 2016:

Only four? I could think of many more. Also, there are just as many reasons not to vote for Hillary... How sad for our country.

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