I supported Donald Trump for multiple reasons. But did I vote for Donald Trump because I felt he was the best choice? Nope! A vote for Trump is a vote against Hillary Clinton. A vote for Johnson or Stein is a wasted vote. As a person that doesn’t support fraud, thievery, deception, and murder, I do not support Hillary Clinton.

I have a friend that is in the United States Coast Guard. If he even prints a confidential email and takes it home he would go to jail for sure. Guaranteed. How many did Clinton take home? She said sorry so no problem? After a subpoena she wiped her drives? When she was questioned why she wiped the drives she said “what? like wiped with a towel?” That’s not presidential material.

Donald Trump is an ordinary politician… Not! He has no filter. He says what he’s thinking. You know he’s not hiding anything; he says everything that comes to mind. He funded his own campaign. He submits to zero special interests. Trump speaks for the little people and the big people. He has real experience in business and not in the business of saying he supports homosexuality and taking money from countries that murder gays. He doesn’t take money from or support countries that shoot bombs that have antisemitic messages on the side. America has no better ally than the state of Israel and Trump is aware of it. His policies are spot on but words cannot describe how perfect his policies are on immigration. Making immigration harder isn’t racist. Building a wall isn’t racist. Trump has high standards; he has one of those “if you’re not first, you’re last” personalities. Trump will be tough on ISIS; Hillary won’t even refer to them as radical islamic terrorists because she doesn’t want to offend the people that are killing innocent humans. He wants to keep nuclear weapons out of the wrong hands. And mostly why will Trump be the better president? Because he said he will be.

I think there are many reasons why people would support Donald Trump. Personally, I supported him because the thought of 4 more years of a democrat leading this country would bring more of the same. Higher taxes, worse health care plan deals, stale economy, etc.. I didn’t see Hillary changing anything for the better. I have no problem with a woman president. I wish I could say I voted for the first woman president. maybe next time, just not Hillary. She is too connected to lobbyist and special interest that I believe she has already been bought and paid for. Under a Hillary presidency, banks and big business will be running the country. That is something I cannot support.

There were a lot of negative things said about both candidates (whether true or untrue we may never know) so to make a choice based on who may have said or done something without considering their platforms would be a mistake. I based my selection off of the candidates platforms and what they said they would do if elected.

Now the reason why Trump won, i think is a combination of a few things. Donald connected with the people of America. Hillary has to fake that, and it shows. I think a lot of people across the country who would have traditionally voted democrat changed their minds and voted for him because they actually liked his policies, immigration, health care reform (fix obamacare), lower taxes. one thing I think is odd is that these same people probably would have voted for Bernie had he been the dem nominee.

I think the minority vote was underestimated as well. Many minority groups voted for Trump, again because of his policies, where ‘traditionally’ they would have voted democratic. It seemed to me that the DNC were putting out most of the racially divisive speech and generally ugly hate ads. I think people saw that and picked up on it and decided to not be a part of that negativity.

Supported is such a strong word. It was more of a vote against Hillary and a vote for the person closest (though not close) to my principles. Sorry for the long winded description below (you said specific!), so if you don’t want to read it boils down to Hillary’s corruption & deceit, her poor performance in public office, her promise of 4 more years of Obama, a desire to shake up the establishment, and finally that Trump’s stated principles most closely aligned to mine.

Firstly, Hillary’s involvement in corruption and deceit is long standing. I see her as someone who has been cunning and powerful enough to escape normal repurcutions that for most of us would have been career limiting or even freedom limiting. It’s not just the pay-for-play (more on that later) or the email server (which I do believe was a deliberate way to circumvent FOIA laws and risked national security), but its the history. It’s too long to list but it also includes: Cattle futures, Travelgate, Lincoln Bedroom, Bengahzi…you know them and get the picture.

Secondly, I never got the “Hillary’s the most qualified”. Just because one had a job doesn’t make you particularly good at it, especially in politics. As SecState Hillary oversaw and push for actions which led to massive destabilization in Libya, Egypt and Syria (including assessment of Assad) and then not addressing the resulting Arab Spring. The Benghazi debacle – where facts later confirmed both a coverup of the story and the fact that military resources were indeed available & at her disposal. Failed reset of the Russia relationship. As FLOTUS, she failed HillaryCare, the picks Bill let her make for AttnyGen (Baird, Wood, Reno) as well as her documented recommendations WJC of Web Hubble, Vince Foster and William Kennedy. She’s just performed poorly, period. I’d rather take a risk on an unknown than an known poor performer.

Thirdly, she promised 4 more years of Obama. I didn’t know what would happen when we voted in Obama – he came in on Hope and Change but a lot of unknowns about the guy. When I take a step back I see the following: an economy that didn’t recover, a highly divided nation both politically and racially, a signature legislation that didn’t include minority consultation and is economically failing, a deal with Iran that was clearly misguided and pushed through on deceit (see NYT article of May 5). Those offset the positives of pre-existing conditions/broader healthcare and formal recognition of love outside of man/woman.

Fourthly, shaking up the establishment. The pay-for-play scheme, I’m convinced, is a problem for both sides of the aisle. Now, Clinton and the foundation may have mastered it, but I am well aware of Republicans “requiring” fundraisers to be given by their constituents in order to get a meeting. As Chuck Dodd said one morning on MTP, “What’s the big deal (referencing Clinton’s pay-to-play)? Everyone knows money grants access in Washington. It’s the way it works.” …or something to that effect. Well, I just don’t believe that’s the way it should be. I couldn’t get a meeting (request was 5 minutes with my young daughter) with either my Rep or Senator Cruz when in Washington. Sen Cornyn was available for a group meeting with constituents which I appreciated, but a one-on-one was not available. Things need to change. I really like Trumps #1 action on his 100 day plan – term limits for congress. If he can get that passed, the presidency will be successful.

Lastly, Trumps positions most closely reflect mine. A couple of them as this could get REALLY verbose… I believe in controlled immigration – check in on the way in and on the way out…happy to have you..and if you want to be a citizen, get in line. While I do not believe that the feds should be involved in social issues (such as marriage, how bathrooms get used, death penalty, illegality of certain drugs) I do believe that an unborn child deserves to have their rights protected. I speak for he/she who cannot speak for themselves. Specifically, late term abortions must be outlawed. Fetus survival rates exceed 50% after 23 weeks…at a minimum those babies should have THEIR rights protected. Hillary and Trumps comments in the last debate were dead clear on this subject. Finally, I believe in less federal government and more state choice. This is how we were born as a nation and the great thing about it is that we are free to move from one state to another. It actually provides CHOICE! If you like a more liberal leaning place with mountains, that’s available, a middle ground with a beach, you can get that too, cold climate but strongly conservative it’s available. It seems that we have forgotten our roots, that the US was born of freedoms and the lunacy of a strong federal government. The more decentralized the more choice we have and the better opportunities we have to be in a place that makes us happy, individually and within our local community.

I supported him first of all because he is a businessman and I believe this country needs to be run as a business. I do not like too much socialism the Democratic party is now the Socialist Party also do not like politically correct it has ruined this country. Obama has followed the theories of Sal Alinsky who was a radical in the seventies and who wrote a book called Rules for Radicals on how the government can take over a country. Hillary Clinton was Alinsky student she was a Republican and then turned Democrat while she was in college under his influence. The political elitists who are both on both sides of the political scene Republicans and Democrats are too powerful they have too much control over this country and electing Donald Trump will put a stop to this he is not one of them. We need to unite this country there’s too much anger and animosity. They were also too many rules put on small business they are struggling people are being paid less than they were when Reagan was President. There are too many people out of work too many companies have gone out of this country.

I voted for Trump because I want to break the cycle of political back-scratching. Of course there will be corruption under Trump, but a different kind. Trump is not from the mutated political gene pool.

I trust entrepreneurs with our future. Voting for Trump is like voting for Richard Branson, Elon Musk, or Steve Jobs.

I want change. How can we have change if we are simply electing the same people over and over and over…..

I think Hillary is very corrupt. Would also like to see Obamacare repealed: our premiums have more than doubled. Hoping the republican house and congress can keep Trump in check

I didn’t actually vote for Trump, I voted for Johnson. However, I knew he wasn’t going to win, so most of my support went to Trump.

The main reason I voted for Trump is because of states vs federal power. Obama really abused executive order, and it makes me very uncomfortable that we as Texans are not able to govern oursleves. Trump has taken the Republican stance that states should be able to govern themselves. For instance, I am a bisexual, support marriage equality, and glad it happened, but it should have never happened federally. We are the United States of America… not the Federal Union of America.

There were a ton of other reasons, but most just lead back to jobs, economy, and citizenship.

I pay a ton in taxes every year, as do all of my hardworking fellow Americans. I have three children and a stay at home wife/ care giver to our children. Under trumps tax plan, I would pay three percent less in general taxes and my wife’s hard work and contribution to society will be recognized as the very important job that it is by him and the IRS.

Also, I hate our rhetoric based education system. They never teach how to research reliable grammar or how to use logic. It’s just a rinse and repeat socialist education system. Trump supports other options. I am not a Christian, but I know many that want their children to be homeschooled. It is their right. It is my right to educate my children using the trivium and quadrivium. Instead of the halftruths and PC culture they are taught at public schools.

On the issue of foreign affairs… I’ll use Syria as an example. Our news media is feeding us lies and so is Obama. The UN peace council went to Syria and so have many independent reporters and they have very different stories than what our government is telling us. I encourage everyone to research this. We are setting up another reason to intervene, take oil, and set up whatever government we want there. Russia is trying to defend Syrians from terrorists that are atracking Syrian citizens. America isnt allowing things like medicine to be sent over there… its disgusting. Let’s say for a minute that the peace counsel is wrong and Assad is terrible… I don’t think it’s our lives that should be lost to fix it. It’s none of our business.

Trump also wants to punish those that break the law, which includes people that came here illegally. We need to make sure any welfare we give goes to our own people.

Trump is the furthest thing from racist in politics right now. He has literally received rewards because of his inclusion practices. Why people think differently is beyond me. Perhaps they haven’t actually done any research. I researched both candidates on this topic, because I am passionate about it, and there is a very clear winner. It is Trump, hands down.

Everytime someone quoted him, I went and read or watched what he actually said in its entirety and I was astounded by how he was being reresented vs what he actually said. I lost all faith in mainstream journalism and lost even more respect for my peers that spread the misquotes and fear mongering lies.

I wanted him to win based on policy. Plain and simple.

Also, about this whole “grab em” comment…. maybe it’s because I’m from the real world and not some bubble coastal city where all logic and reason has gone out the window but… I’ve heard much, much worse. I mean, grow up. I’d slap my son into next week if he said it, but to any man this isn’t exactly breaking news. I choose not to speak like that, but some of the most caring and respectful men I’ve known have said things like this behind closed doors to other men. It’s mostly for comedy or peacocking. Just another thing that when will never understand, because when they sing about ” Boys, Boys, Boys” it’s different to them. Because there is a double standard. And men lose on this double standard.

I also supported him in defiance to the Clinton family, as so many did, but it was not my main reason.

Had Bernie Sanders been the Democratic nominee, I would have voted for him based on his policies that mirror a lot of what Donald Trump had to say. Some were gravely different, but they agreed on many important issues like intervention and jobs.

I was never a “Bernie Bro”, but I did want him to win…but he didn’t… so Trump it was. And Trump it is.

Hopefully every will calm down and let him try to make America great again. Because it’s not very great… our neighbors to the north in Canada are already losing their free speech bill by bill. I sure hope we aren’t next. Had Clintom won, we would have some speech rights within her first term… with Trump we are safe for at least four more years.

I do not support Donald Trump so much as can’t stand Clinton. Clinton is a fascist who voted for the patriot act. She refused to accept responsibility for deaths of the staff of the embassy in Benghazi including a personal friend of mine. She is an establishment candidate and her campaign is funded by big business and banks. She voted to bail out Wall Street. She will continue to hand over the reigns of the country to big business and let them dictate regulations to undermine competition. She will continue America’s interventionist foreign policy, meddling in other countries which has brought us so many enemies. She will continue to ruin American healthcare with the disastrous Obamacare, which allows citizens to game the system by going without insurance until they become sick, because insurance companies cannot reject pre-existing conditions. That is what causes health care rates to climb at such ridiculous rates for everyone who has health care.