Sunday 4 December 2016

Trump is a despicable bigot, a bully, a braggart, a sleazy, thin-skinned egoist - but he is a man

Published 10/11/2016 | 02:30

US President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar
US President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

It was supposed to be a day in which history and justice aligned - where the US elected its first female president, not because she was a woman but because she was the most qualified for the job.

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Instead, the 45th president of the United States will be a man. Not a noble or inspiring man, nor even a bland and mediocre man, but a despicable and venal man. A narcissist, an egoist, a bully, a braggart, a thin-skinned individual who revels in his own boorishness.

This is the kind of man the American people have chosen, eyes wide open, as the most powerful individual on the planet.

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