17 Fictional Characters Who Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

17 Fictional Characters Who Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

After he lost in Iowa, it's all fair game.
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In the current political climate, it's tough to tell who exactly would be the best president of the United States. While I'm still proselytizing for my man Vermin, I thought I'd at least pick out some of my favorite characters who I think might serve the nation better than Donald Trump.

1. The Iron Giant ("The Iron Giant")

Since someone nominated the man who wants to "bomb the shit out of ISIS" for a Nobel Peace Prize, we might as well throw in another being who turned to peace. Plus, since Vin Diesel voiced the big metal dude, we'd technically have our first Latino president

2. Godzilla ("Godzilla vs. Hedorah" A.K.A. "Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster")

Sure, good ol' greenie has wrecked some cities in her time, but in this movie, she's just another warrior out for environmental justice. Since she's technically Tokyo's cultural ambassador, the citizenship thing may be a sticky wicket. But nothing can stand in the way of a lizard with a plan

3. Sam White ("Dear White People")

She's a media-savvy college kid who actively fights racism in all forms (she even called out Tarantino!) and knows how to subvert bureaucratic hoops (see the end of the movie). Sam may be exactly what our country needs right now, count me in.

4. Jack Ryan ("Patriot Games")

Yes, his foreign policy is imperialistic, right wing, and generally pro-military (which makes him a lot like Mr. Trump). But Ryan also found the Red October and is an expert diplomat, so it kind of balances out?

5. Casper McFadden ("Casper the Friendly Ghost")

Many have accused Trump of being inhuman because of his harsh stances on people who aren't white guys with a bunch of money. Casper's also not technically human, but he's very friendly

6. Buffy ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")

There are plenty of vampires in Washington. I'm not talking about people who look like vampires (sorry, Uncle Joe), more people whose job seems to be get elected and betray their constituency. Maybe some supernatural a** kicking could balance the budget by January.

7. Hannibal Lecter ("Silence of the Lambs")

OK, maybe this is going too far. But he is was an extremely qualified psychologist, and everyone has skeletons in their closet. Mr. Lecter's skeletons just happen to once have been people.

8. Audrey 2 ("Little Shop of Horrors")

So long as you're electing a ruthless consumer, might as go with the mean green mother from outer space.

9. Cyrus ("The Warriors")

The original great unifier. Just because his plan to unite the gangs of New York against the police didn't pan out doesn't mean his skills went away. I can dig it!

10. Charlie Kelly ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia")

Qualifications: King of the Rats.

11. The Entire Breakfast Club (Duh)

They may not have convinced Mr. Vernon that they didn't deserve detention, but the fab five made us believe that any group of people can come together in the end. Skills like that will do nothing but good on the senate floor

12. Ellen Ripley ("Alien")

The original space bada**. She went through a gauntlet (including one angry xenomorph) that made Mark Watney's trip look like a weekend jaunt to Fiji

13. Eli ("Book of Eli")

The "memorizing the entire bible" thing plays really well with the Evangelical voters (not Mr. Trump's strongest crowd), making Eli the most electable of this entire list

14. Samus Aran ("Metroid Prime")


As a bounty hunter, she's maybe the closest to an actual warrior on this list. Since she's been to a lot of planets, though, and seen a lot of history, so I bet she's against carpet bombing

15. The Stormtrooper on the Far Right ("Star Wars: Episode IV")

Yeah, he made a little mistake. But he's willing to make sure the show goes on, no matter the cost (which, in this case, may be a mild concussion.)

16. Michelangelo ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")

No, he's not an arrogant leader like Leonardo, a disconnected geek like Donatello, or even a hothead like Raphael. Mikey is the everyman's turtle, and he's here for the American people

17. John Quincy Archibald ("John Q")

John Q brought us a scathing critique of the American healthcare system back in 2002. Alternatively, we can go with the guy who is for vaccines, so long as they're in lower quantities, to prevent autism.



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Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

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I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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