Trump or Hillary? Either Way, Good Luck America


Clinton and Trump are engaged in an intense debate, as they bicker over who is the better candidate. While they argue, the candidates avoid talking about important governmental topics. Photo taken by The Atlantic.

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

One candidate has quite possibly leaked national secrets, while the other has filed for bankruptcy on four of his companies. This election’s presidential candidates are considerably not fit, qualified, nor able to run our nation’s government for the next four years.


Despite her vast experience as First Lady and Secretary of State, Clinton has made major mistakes, proving her inability to govern the United States as President. The most recent and well-known one being the notorious emails. Clinton illegally sent classified emails, meant to be sent from a private server, from her own personal server instead. In doing so, she left classified information easily accessible for computer hackers to infiltrate, access and communicate to the rest of the world, including people who could do malicious harm with such information. In the United States, concealing classified documents from the government, which may have been Clinton’s intent when she used her own private server, could possibly land her in jail for three years per each document concealed. If this was Clinton’s true intent, she would be behind bars. And while Clinton encourages the department of state to release the emails, she is completely capable of releasing the server because it is still in her custody. Despite all of these political accusations and potentially criminal actions, punishment has been or can be dealt out against Clinton unless she is prosecuted, which is unlikely to happen due to her presidential nomination. If the United States is willing to let a woman who has evaded criminal charges against our nation, the same nation she claims to serve, I personally will be moving to Canada in the near future.


The opposing nominee, Donald Trump, is not leaving the United States any better off. Trump has gone bankrupt on over four of his companies including casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and hotels and resorts all throughout the East coast. His trail of bankruptcy runs from 1991 to as recently as 2009. Trump is also infamously well-known for his controversial remarks regarding race, ethnicity and gender. On several accounts, he has spoken very disrespectfully of Mexicans immigrants, claiming most of them to be undocumented. Trump has even said, “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” His words have angered many people from and in Mexico. Women can also be added to the list of groups frustrated with Trump. Trump has targeted and spoken about women in a very demeaning and vulgar way on several occasions, specifically towards Hillary Clinton and journalists. He expresses that women are objects, as if the world still lives in a patriarchal society. This Republican candidate’s history of bankruptcy and thoughtless remarks towards groups of people show his immaturity and make it evident as to why Trump is unfit to sit in the Oval Office.


Separately, the two candidates are very different hot messes, and together, they create one massive one. At the start of their first debate, the two candidates refused to shake each other’s hand, and during the debate exchanged childish banter about the other candidate, while addressing very few important topics. Trump and Clinton continued to elaborate on why the opposing person was unfit to run for president, rather than speaking to the American people about topics such as education, budget, and immigration. If a failed businessman and potential criminal cannot get along for the welfare of the nation, what confidence does that instill in anyone that they are fit to handle public affairs with foreign countries, and to extent, govern a nation?