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The following article is from Slate and it was written by Chris Kirk, Prasad Philbrick, and Gabriel Roth."It has been 13 months since Donald Trump announced his presidential bid and, in the same speech, called Mexican immigrants rapists. The ensuing drip feed of Trumpian absurdities and offenses has had a desensitizing effect. We know that Trump is aracist, a misogynist, an authoritarian, and a narcissist, but we’ve lost track of the many, many specific things he has said and done that disqualify him from the office he seeks.So we have compiled a list of specific things that make Trump an unacceptable candidate for the presidency. Some are policy proposals that should be outside the bounds of debate, like punitive torture. Some are casual vulgarities, like hisdescription of Rosie O’Donnell. You might not agree that each individual item on the list is disqualifying in isolation—you can vote those down, and vote up the ones you find especially egregious—but the list’s cumulative weight makes its own statement. Disclaimer: Trump contradicts himself a lot. Not all of the policy positions listed here reflect his current thinking on a given subject. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether you find that reassuring. Unpresidentiality ScoreVote up or down.Claimed he saw nonexistent footage of money airlifted from the U.S. to Iran  See videoLies 666Said Khizr Khan “has no right to claim I have never read the Constitution”  See videoIgnorance 658Ejected a baby from a rally  See videoCruelty 385Reportedly asked national security advisers why the U.S. can’t use nuclear weaponsWar 1,125Called Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine “so smart”Authoritarianism 811Said Gold Star father Khizr Khan attacked him for being tough on terrorismImmigration Muslims Racism 595Pre-emptively questioned the legitimacy of the election  See videoConspiracy theories 819Compared his “sacrifices” as a businessman with those of parents whose son was killed in war  See videoCruelty Muslims Narcissism War 1,029Suggested that Gold Star mother and Muslim Ghazala Khan remained silent because she “wasn’t allowed to have anything to say”  See videoCruelty Muslims Narcissism War 746Falsely accused Clinton of rigging the general election debate scheduleConspiracy theories Lies 557Appeared not to know about Russia’s 2014 annexation of CrimeaIgnorance 815Said he’s “starting to agree” that his opponent should be imprisoned  See videoConspiracy theories 585All Trump Moments Unpresidentiality ScoreVote up or down.1.Said he would force the military to commit war crimes  See videoAuthoritarianism War 14,6932.Said about women, “You have to treat ’em like shit”Misogyny 13,9603.Proposed to create a database system to track Muslims in the U.S.Authoritarianism Muslims Policy 12,1714.Said a U.S.-born judge couldn't be impartial because of his “Mexican heritage”  Note from Will SaletanRacism 11,9885.Advocated assassinating terrorists’ families  See videoAuthoritarianism Violence 11,6056.Advocated waterboarding as punishment even if it doesn’t help gain information, because “they deserve it anyway”Authoritarianism Cruelty Violence War 11,4467.Said women should be punished for having abortions  See videoMisogyny 11,3248.Urged supporters to beat up protesters at his rallies  See videoAuthoritarianism Violence 10,6199.Made fun of a reporter’s physical disability  See videoCruelty 10,58910.Promised to deport U.S. citizens whose parents immigrated illegally, in violation of the 14th AmendmentAuthoritarianism Immigration 10,26911.Advocated shutting down mosques  See videoAuthoritarianism Muslims Religion 10,00312.Called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.  Note from Josh VoorheesAuthoritarianism Immigration Muslims  9,87813.Described global warming as a hoax perpetrated by “the Chinese” for competitive reasonsConspiracy theories Ignorance 9,19814.Suggested the U.S. should reduce its debts by partially defaulting on themPolicy 8,55915.Fraternizes with avowed white supremacists on TwitterRacism 8,38716.Responded to the murder of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub with “Appreciate the congrats for being right on Islamic terrorism”  Note from Gabriel RothCruelty Narcissism  8,28317.Called Mexican immigrants rapists  Note from Ben Mathis-LilleyConspiracy theories Racism  8,16518.Endorsed torture  See videoAuthoritarianism Violence 7,84219.Refuses to sell any of his more than 500 businesses if he’s elected, potentially creating unprecedented conflicts of interestCorruption Narcissism 7,80220.Disparaged Sen. John McCain's military service because he was captured by the North Vietnamese  See videoWar 7,76621.Defended FDR’s internment of Japanese Americans  See moreRacism War 7,38222.Refused to release his tax returns during the campaignBusiness 7,11823.Retweeted bogus crime statistics that wildly inflated the rate at which blacks kill whitesLies Policy Racism 7,07724.Suggested that supporters who attacked a homeless Hispanic man were “very passionate” and “love their country”  See moreAuthoritarianism Racism Violence 6,91025.Blamed sexual assault in the military on “put[ting] men and women together”Misogyny War 6,79126.Referred to Tiananmen Square demonstrations as a riot and said the Chinese government’s response “shows you the power of strength”Authoritarianism 6,56327.Claimed he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks  See videoLies Muslims 6,37028.Repeatedly suggested that President Obama might be a MuslimConspiracy theories Muslims Racism Religion 6,34529.Doesn’t know how many articles are in the ConstitutionIgnorance 6,28130.Called an attorney who requested a break to pump breast milk “disgusting”  Note from Jessica WinterMisogyny  6,24131.Proposed to change libel laws to make it easier to sue media organizationsFree speech 6,21232.Barred reporters from campaign events for unfavorable coverage  Note from Seth StevensonFree speech  6,14833.Doesn’t pay his billsBusiness Corruption Lies 6,11434.Praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un  See videoAuthoritarianism 6,03935.Described Fox debate moderator Megyn Kelly as having “blood coming out of her wherever”  See videoMisogyny 6,00436.Questioned President Obama’s American citizenship, bringing the “birther” campaign into the mainstream  Note from Isaac ChotinerConspiracy theories Lies Racism  5,86537.Said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose voters”  See videoCruelty Narcissism Violence 5,84938.Named and threatened former students who criticized Trump UniversityAuthoritarianism Corruption 5,66839.Didn’t immediately disavow an endorsement from KKK leader David DukeRacism 5,53240.Didn’t know the meaning of the term “Brexit” less than a month before the U.K. referendum on leaving the EUIgnorance 5,48641.Bragged about the size of his penis during a primary debate  Note from Rachael LarimoreCrudeness Lies  5,47842.Claimed he’s donated $1 million to veterans’ groups, although none received any money until reporters began investigatingCorruption Lies 5,43243.Posted a link to Facebook promoting the conspiracy theory that the Obama administration actively supported al-Qaida in IraqLies 5,24744.Called Elizabeth Warren “the Indian” and “Pocahontas”  See videoRacism 5,19245.Founded Trump University, which a salesman called “a fraudulent scheme [that] preyed upon the elderly and uneducated”Corruption 5,16546.Advocated plundering oil from Iraq, Libya, and other oil-rich countries invaded by the U.S., in violation of the Geneva ConventionsCorruption War 4,92447.Said, “It doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass”Crudeness Misogyny 4,88948.Named himself as his primary consultant on foreign policy  See moreIgnorance Narcissism War 4,81449.Refused to take care of his children, saying that husbands who change diapers are “acting like the wife”Cruelty Misogyny 4,78550.Claimed he’s donated $102 million to charity, although journalists have been unable to find evidence of any substantial donations  Note from Ben Mathis-LilleyCorruption Lies  4,65251.Refused to rule out using nuclear weapons against ISISWar {This is just a sampling. 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“It has been 13 months since Donald Trump announced his presidential bid and, in the same speech, called Mexican immigrants rapists. The ensuing drip feed of Trumpian absurdities and offenses has had a desensitizing effect. We know that Trump is aracist, a misogynist, an authoritarian, and a narcissist, but we’ve lost track of the many, many specific things he has said and done that disqualify him from the office he seeks.
So we have compiled a list of specific things that make Trump an unacceptable candidate for the presidency. Some are policy proposals that should be outside the bounds of debate, like punitive torture. Some are casual vulgarities, like hisdescription of Rosie O’Donnell. You might not agree that each individual item on the list is disqualifying in isolation—you can vote those down, and vote up the ones you find especially egregious—but the list’s cumulative weight makes its own statement.
Disclaimer: Trump contradicts himself a lot. Not all of the policy positions listed here reflect his current thinking on a given subject. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether you find that reassuring.
Unpresidentiality Score
Vote up or down.
Claimed he saw nonexistent footage of money airlifted from the U.S. to Iran

666

Said Khizr Khan “has no right to claim I have never read the Constitution”

658

Ejected a baby from a rally

385

Reportedly asked national security advisers why the U.S. can’t use nuclear weapons

1,125

Called Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine “so smart”

811

Said Gold Star father Khizr Khan attacked him for being tough on terrorism

595

Pre-emptively questioned the legitimacy of the election

819

Compared his “sacrifices” as a businessman with those of parents whose son was killed in war

1,029

Suggested that Gold Star mother and Muslim Ghazala Khan remained silent because she “wasn’t allowed to have anything to say”

746

Falsely accused Clinton of rigging the general election debate schedule

557

Appeared not to know about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea

815

Said he’s “starting to agree” that his opponent should be imprisoned

585

All Trump Moments
Unpresidentiality Score
Vote up or down.
1. Said he would force the military to commit war crimes

14,693

2. Said about women, “You have to treat ’em like shit”

13,960

3. Proposed to create a database system to track Muslims in the U.S.

12,171

4. Said a U.S.-born judge couldn’t be impartial because of his “Mexican heritage”

11,988

5. Advocated assassinating terrorists’ families

11,605

6. Advocated waterboarding as punishment even if it doesn’t help gain information, because “they deserve it anyway”

11,446

7. Said women should be punished for having abortions

11,324

8. Urged supporters to beat up protesters at his rallies

10,619

9. Made fun of a reporter’s physical disability

10,589

10. Promised to deport U.S. citizens whose parents immigrated illegally, in violation of the 14th Amendment

10,269

11. Advocated shutting down mosques

10,003

12. Called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

9,878

13. Described global warming as a hoax perpetrated by “the Chinese” for competitive reasons

9,198

14. Suggested the U.S. should reduce its debts by partially defaulting on them

8,559

15. Fraternizes with avowed white supremacists on Twitter

8,387

16. Responded to the murder of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub with “Appreciate the congrats for being right on Islamic terrorism”

8,283

17. Called Mexican immigrants rapists

8,165

18. Endorsed torture

7,842

19. Refuses to sell any of his more than 500 businesses if he’s elected, potentially creating unprecedented conflicts of interest

7,802

20. Disparaged Sen. John McCain’s military service because he was captured by the North Vietnamese

7,766

21. Defended FDR’s internment of Japanese Americans

7,382

22. Refused to release his tax returns during the campaign

7,118

23. Retweeted bogus crime statistics that wildly inflated the rate at which blacks kill whites

7,077

24. Suggested that supporters who attacked a homeless Hispanic man were “very passionate” and “love their country”

6,910

25. Blamed sexual assault in the military on “put[ting] men and women together”

6,791

26. Referred to Tiananmen Square demonstrations as a riot and said the Chinese government’s response “shows you the power of strength”

6,563

27. Claimed he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks

6,370

28. Repeatedly suggested that President Obama might be a Muslim

6,345

29. Doesn’t know how many articles are in the Constitution

6,281

30. Called an attorney who requested a break to pump breast milk “disgusting”

6,241

31. Proposed to change libel laws to make it easier to sue media organizations

6,212

32. Barred reporters from campaign events for unfavorable coverage

6,148

33. Doesn’t pay his bills

6,114

34. Praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

6,039

35. Described Fox debate moderator Megyn Kelly as having “blood coming out of her wherever”

6,004

36. Questioned President Obama’s American citizenship, bringing the “birther” campaign into the mainstream

5,865

37. Said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose voters”

5,849

38. Named and threatened former students who criticized Trump University

5,668

39. Didn’t immediately disavow an endorsement from KKK leader David Duke

5,532

40. Didn’t know the meaning of the term “Brexit” less than a month before the U.K. referendum on leaving the EU

5,486

41. Bragged about the size of his penis during a primary debate

5,478

42. Claimed he’s donated $1 million to veterans’ groups, although none received any money until reporters began investigating

5,432

43. Posted a link to Facebook promoting the conspiracy theory that the Obama administration actively supported al-Qaida in Iraq

5,247

44. Called Elizabeth Warren “the Indian” and “Pocahontas”

5,192

45. Founded Trump University, which a salesman called “a fraudulent scheme [that] preyed upon the elderly and uneducated”

5,165

46. Advocated plundering oil from Iraq, Libya, and other oil-rich countries invaded by the U.S., in violation of the Geneva Conventions

4,924

47. Said, “It doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass”

4,889

48. Named himself as his primary consultant on foreign policy

4,814

49. Refused to take care of his children, saying that husbands who change diapers are “acting like the wife”

4,785

50. Claimed he’s donated $102 million to charity, although journalists have been unable to find evidence of any substantial donations

4,652

51. Refused to rule out using nuclear weapons against ISIS

This is just a sampling. Read more here
*Images from slate.com

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