Trump: will they see the light before it is too late?
If the Donald Trump story were a TV sitcom, the writers would be lauded for creating such an unbelievable character.
Such is the arrogance and downright despicable behaviour of this man, that surely no sane person would ever consider him for highest political office in one of the most powerful countries in the world.
His campaign is not yet over, and countless things have come to light that would require the resignation of any sitting politician. Had any Irish TD or British MP been recorded boasting about sexual abuse of women or making the lewd comments as per Trump, they would be in the dole queue in a matter of hours.
How can the American public tolerate such boorish and frankly insulting behaviour from a person seeking to become their President?
A man who is openly racist and who wants to deny human rights to minority cultures, who supports the gun culture and who belittles women cannot lead the USA, and is not fit to lead any country in fact.
Those recordings would be bad if they came from a group of drunken twenty-something louts, but to come from a US presidential election candidate is completely unacceptable.
If this is how Trump conducts himself before the election, it doesn't bear thinking about what he might be like as President. The complete lack of political experience should also be a red flag for supporters. How could he be trusted to make the right decisions and to run the country properly for all its citizens, and not just those who hold the same dangerous views.
It appears to me that Trump only wants to become President to tick a box, to feed his ego and to show that money talks. Hillary Clinton is no angel I'm sure, but surely anybody can see she is infinitely more qualified for the job, more dignified and more level-headed.
It appals me that somebody who is caught on tape boasting about sexual harassment, saying that he will be dating a young girl in ten years, is not ashamed enough to step aside.
There was a line, and Trump has crossed it so many times, without any repercussions. He is still in the game and an awful lot of people, however misguided, are planning to give him their vote.
I just hope they see the light before it is too late.