This was written by a friend, Steve Harvey, and posted on Facebook, and I've added some links and images. He did the hard part, the writing, and the credit for that is due to him. If there is any problem with the links or images, it belongs to me.
I've updated my list of Trump's follies. If anyone has any documented and verifiable follies to add, please let me know in the comments. (I won't include the child-rape accusation until he is either charged or more substantial evidence of his guilt comes to light.)
To those of you who are either insisting that Trump is better than Hillary, or Hillary is worse than or as bad as Trump, or that it doesn't matter because you won't vote for the lesser of evils, or that Bernie is a sell-out for doing what we all should be doing (which is ensuring that Trump DOES NOT win), let's first establish that the election really is a binary choice, and then just review who and what Donald Trump really is, okay?
For the past 156 years every single presidential election has had a Republican candidate in it, a Democratic candidate in it, and one or the other has won. There have been several attempts to break that monopoly during those 156 years, several better funded and organized than any that are foreseeable to arise within the next four months, and though none have succeeded, several have served as spoilers, drawing enough votes away from the major party candidate most similar to the independent or third party candidate to swing the election in favor of the opposing party.
So, those who pay attention to empirical reality and mathematical probability recognize that the 2016 election is a functionally binary choice between Clinton and Trump, which means the only question any voter should be asking themself is: Which is better and which is worse?
Let's start with Trump.
Trump doesn't just lie, but virtually constantly makes up random facts and presents them as if they're true, earning by far the worst score on honesty by Politifact of any of the candidates that have ever been in this race (Clinton won either the best score of any or one of the best scores, slightly better than Sanders'). (According to Politifact, Trump lies 76% of the time, three times more often than Clinton.)
His promises and policy proposals are both absurd and highly destructive to our own national interests. The wall he proposes to build would, for instance, cost at leas $25 billion, would not be paid for by the Mexican government (which he actually can't compel to do anything, especially given his complete absence of any political or diplomatic skills that would enable him to gain any concessions of any form or size), would be completely ineffective, would be an environmental disaster (since numerous species migrate across that border), and would be all of this to treat a problem that doesn't really exist, since illegal immigration is the lowest it's been in over thirty years, we already have the most extensive and expensive border control on our southern border we've ever had, and, on top of all that, analyses show that even illegal immigration considered in isolation provides the citizens of the United States with net economic and fiscal benefits and rectifies a growing demographic imbalance between retirees and workers that is reaching crisis proportions.
He spews bigotry, racism and xenophobia, proposing banning nearly a quarter of the Earth's population from entering the US because of their religion, claiming a Judge born in the US is unqualified to hear a case against him because the judge has Mexican ancestry, called Mexican immigrants "rapists and drug dealers," and has made numerous remarks of a similar nature.
He talks about imposing order while denouncing those who oppose excessive police use of deadly force, particularly against blacks and other minorities, which, when considered in conjunction with numerous other points listed here, really means that he is appealing to authoritarians and promising to impose a white supremacist police state.
He admiringly and enviously cites the late Saddam Hussein's ability to kill political enemies at will without due process, Kim Jong-un's willingness to execute his uncle and his uncle's entire family to ascend to the role of the world's most brutal and oppressive dictator, and Putin's similar barbarisms, always implying that if he could arrange to behave similarly, he would.
He has extensive business dealings with Russia, securing most of his credit from Russia (since Western banks refuse to loan him money anymore after his numerous, parasitic and predatory bankruptcies), while praising Putin, openly calling on Putin to do illegal, cyber-hacking opposition research on Clinton in service to Trump's campaign, and receiving the campaign assistance from Putin of a hack and public release of the DNC's private emails. In other words, this explicitly aspiring brutal dictator running for US president is in cahoots with the long-standing brutal dictator in charge of Russia, in a joint attempt to secure the presidency for Trump.
He states his intention to violate international law with impunity, committing acts of torture beyond water boarding, targeting and massacring the innocent children of suspected terrorists, and, in general, demonstrating the most profound contempt for humanity.
He has expressed in numerous ways his contempt for the Constitution, such as in his desire to ban all Muslims from the US, to close mosques, and to force Muslims to register in a manner similar to that which Hitler had imposed on the Jews just prior to the Holocaust, indifferent to the fact that all of this would be a clear and direct violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
He states that women should be prosecuted for having abortions.
He promises to allow nuclear proliferation, voices indifference to the prospect of a nuclear war in East Asia (which would not only cost tens to hundreds of millions of lives, cause a complete global economic collapse, inevitably lead to the acquisition of nuclear warheads by every despotic nation and large terrorist organization on Earth, but also cause a widespread radioactive contamination of land and water that would have global repercussions). He heaps praise upon and is in turn praised by the most brutal, ruthless, authoritarian dictators on Earth.
(Republican) generals and the former (Republican appointed) CIA director openly state that he would be a danger to the world as president, would pose a critical threat to our national security and to global stability.
The world-famous (conservative) Economist magazine ranked his winning the presidential election as tied for second among potential global economic catastrophes.
He incites violence.
He mocks people with disabilities, holding his hand in the manner of a journalist with a disability who asked Trump a question he didn't like, and then engaging in a school-yard bully's imitation of the journalist based on the journalist's disability
He makes misogynistic statements, including references to women's periods as an explanation for why a female reporter asked him tough questions, references to how ugly he thinks they are, implicitly sexist insinuations that his female opponent in the general election, who has a perfectly dignified appearance, "doesn't look presidential." .
When a globally destabilizing event occurs that can adversely impact hundreds of millions if not billions of people, his response is to talk about how it will benefit him financially.
He constantly reveals that he has no knowledge nor expertise of any relevance to the presidency.
The two living former Republican presidents, the last Republican nominee for the presidency, and numerous high profile Republicans refuse to endorse Trump, some openly implying their endorsement of Clinton over Trump.
He denounced John McCain, when McCain was critical of him, as not a real war hero, because McCain was captured.
He constantly demonstrates that he is thin-skinned, emotionally unstable, vindictive, and narcissistic, and, with millions of thuggishly ignorant and bigoted supporters very many of whom would eagerly commit acts of violence and property damage and threatening harassment if he called on them to do so, coupled with, should he win the presidency, the nuclear codes, command of military and police powers, enormous potential to exploit the various implicit powers of the presidency and a singular aptitude for self-aggrandizement at any cost to anybody other than himself, there is no statement of how horrific that could be that is hyperbole, no assessment of the potential global calamity that a Trump presidency could catalyze that would be an exaggeration.
Now, I don't buy the "evil Hillary" narrative; the facts don't really support it. But I'm not going to try to challenge it. Instead, I'll just say that Hillary could have killed Vince Foster with her own bare hands, took bribes from Wall Street to ensure that no legislation unfavorable to hedge fund managers would ever pass, personally shot the four embassy personnel killed in Benghazi, and not just sent top secret documents on an unsecured server but threw them as paper airplanes into gatherings of ISIS supporters, and she would STILL be better than Trump.