The Top 5 Cringeworthy Moments in the Presidential Race

Election Day is right around the corner. It may not seem like it, but it is definitely happening. So, I’m here to keep you updated on some current events.Without further ado, here are the 5 most cringe-worthy moments in the presidential race so far.

1. Donald Trump says Mexico is sending “rapists” over the border.
I think we can all agree this one is the worst. I like to call this “The Stupid Thing Trump said heard ‘Round the World.”
He began his campaign with this statement. Trump said, “When Mexico is sending their people, they’re not sending their best.”
He then stated that Mexico is sending criminals, drug dealers, and rapists to harm Americans. He also said, “… And some, I assume, are good people.”
Of course he’s only assuming this. He states that he respects Mexico as a country and loves Mexican people, but that sounds hypocritical to me.
Who knows, maybe Trump will somehow magically change his point of view and win over America’s heart.
But I highly doubt this will happen anytime soon.
2. Trump came up with a plan to build a fence along the border of Mexico.
Does Trump really think that the Mexican Government would sign off building a long fence along the border? I don’t believe it, that’s for sure. His plan is to put Mexico in a financial crisis and make them pay for the fence. Yet, ruining their economy would make them have trouble paying for the fence. A more logical agreement would be to split the cost, but it’s Trump–what do you expect? Basically, I’m confused and I have no idea where Trump is going with this idea. But I’m sure Trump will bring out his old ways of getting things done–you know, yelling at people.

3. Scott Walker states he’s against abortion even if the mother’s life was at risk.
Though he announced on September 21 he was dropping out, I still felt this was worthy of the list. At the first debate moderator Megyn Kelly asked him, “[Would] you really let a mother die rather than have an abortion?” Apparently Walker answered indirectly, but he made clear that he was against it. Walker had said, “I’ve said many times that that unborn child can be protected and there are many alternatives that would protect the life of the mother.” He is saying he is against abortion even in the case of high risk pregnancies, because he basically believes high risk pregnancies do not exist.

4. That time when Trump made a sexist comment about Megyn Kelly.
It was the first Republican Debate. We all knew something was going to go down. Trump, clearly dissatisfied, began to talk about his experience with Megyn Kelly. Kelly, to my pleasure, called Trump out about on the names he calls women saying, “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump then said that he has only called Rosie O’Donnel a name. Kelly responded by saying “It was well beyond Rosie O’Donnel.” After the debate, Trump told CNN news that he cherishes women, but soon said, “You could see there was blood coming out of [Megyn Kelly] eyes… Blood coming out of her wherever.” Twitter exploded, and so did I, about Trump’s misogynistic comment. He soon tweeted that he meant to say “nose.” But I think we all know what he was referring to.

5. Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal
At number five, we have Hillary Clinton’s famous email scandal. When Clinton became Secretary, her campaign adviser Bryan Pagliano installed a private email server home. After Superstorm Sandy, the server was soon handed over to a Denver-based IT firm, which stored it as a data center, but now the server is in the hands federal authorities. Later, Breitbart News soon revealed that Clinton exchanged classified emails. Her campaign repeatedly denied that she was sending and responding to classified emails.
Clinton then made a joke saying she was going to wipe her email server with an actual cloth. And she did wipe it, but not with a cloth. After the FBI and the Department of Justice seized the emails, it was announced to the public that Hillary’s emails contained no classified information. Shocker, this turned out not to be true. It was soon discovered that some 1974 conversation with Henry Kissinger had parts classified after it was already released to the public. Clinton soon said, yet again, that she did not send any classified emails. When the email scandal broke, Clinton dropped in polls, coming in second to opponent Bernie Sanders.