However, Donald Trump provokes me to make an exception. Donald Trump is not fit to run a used car lot, let alone the most powerful nation in history with a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying everything on this planet several times over. He has shown himself to be emotionally unstable and quite incapable of controlling his most hateful impulses. He has a sociopathic, even psychopathic disregard for other people. This latest revelation should have done for him as a serious presidential candidate but it remains to be seen whether the raving right in America can stomach the thought of another liberal (by American standards) Clinton administration, especially one led by that horror of horrors - and only marginally better than being black - a woman!
He believes avoiding paying his fair share towards the government of the USA - the military he would be commander-in-chief of, the security services, etc - is 'smart'. This is not patriotism; it is parasitism. He brags of being a great businessman yet his (leaked) tax returns show that his losses were so great - billions of dollars - that he has been able to offset that against federal tax for the foreseeable future, whilst living a billionaire lifestyle. He is either a massive failure as a businessman or a tax-evading liar.
His method of doing business with other people is to contract them to work for him, then scrutinize the contracts in minute detail looking for an excuse to not pay for the work they have done, leaving them to face his army of lawyers in court.
He epitomises the amoral, where 'good' and 'profitable' are synonymous. He represents the worst of America, being racist, misogynistic, culturally chauvinistic, bombastic and a bully who publicly mocks disabled people. He would be incapable of representing America on the world stage being about as diplomatic as a bull elephant in musth and becomes dangerously unstable when he doesn't get his own way. And yet he is the darling of the conservative Christian right, epitomising as he does, the antithesis of what we are constantly told Christianity at it's best represents - kindness, tolerance, humility, generosity, etc. Is Trump really the best the Christian right have? Does Trump really represent their values in his personal and public life? If so, decent Christians might like to ponder on how their religion can be used to excuse this hypocrisy.
And now we have the grotesque spectacle of devout Christians still urging their followers to vote for this repugnant character despite the release of this astonishing recording of his arrogance, braggadocio and contempt for 50% of the population - women. Neither Donald Trump, not the hypocritical Christians who support him, are fit to be allowed anywhere near political power. The consequences are almost unthinkable - and yet they are a realistic possibility!