five ways trump acts like an abusive boyfriend
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

If Your Significant Other Talks To You Like Trump Talks To America, You Better Run

Five warning signs you might be in an abusive relationship as brought to you by Donald Trump.

If Your Significant Other Talks To You Like Trump Talks To America, You Better Run

Not everyone likes Trump, but there are those that praise him. At the same time, however, those that praise him are the same ones that think abusive relationships are a terrible thing. Well, guess what? Trump's relationship with America is the same as an abusive relationship.

He gaslights.

One of the most common forms of verbal and mental abuse is "Gaslighting." Gaslighting, which comes from the 1944 movie Gaslight, is when an abuser will purposefully make their victim doubt their sanity, usually by lying to them over and over. In the movie, the husband gives his wife a brooch and tells her not to lose it. The next day, he steals it and lets her feel terrible for losing it, before "finding it" right where she had kept it. He tells her that her mind is not as sharp as it used to be as often as he can and eventually she starts to believe him.

As for Trump, he Gaslights the American public on a daily basis. He will state something unequivocally untrue with a lot of confidence, say "trust me," and then won't address when anyone else tells him that he just lied. Trump also attacks the media, so that if a supporter (or rather, a victim) is told that what he said is provably false, they can simply blame the media that reported it and he can stay clean.

Trump takes this to an Orwellian level in his latest quote, "What you're seeing and what you're hearing is not what is happening." If your significant other said that to you, you should get out of that relationship fast.

Trump is overly aggressive.

Abusers can go from at rest to raging at any moment and so can Trump. He calls his political opponents by petty nicknames, tells his supporters to assault other people, and has weirdly aggressive handshakes.

He also once implied that Hillary Clinton should be shot. If your significant other threatens to murder someone, you need to take a tip from Iron Maiden and Run to the Hills.

Trump is a serial cheater.

Donald Trump has cheated on both of his ex-wives as well as on his current wife, Melania. Not all abusers cheat on their victims, but anyone who cheats multiple times and on multiple people is an abuser. And all abusers are trash, it's as simple as that.

Don't go out with trash, take out the trash.

Trump has a huge fragile ego.

Trump's ego is so fragile that he has brought up the size of his... *ahem* "Flag Pole" at least twice. The President of the Free World bragged about his "Lyndon B. Johnson" twice. The second time he did, he bragging about how much bigger and more powerful his "Nuclear Button" was than Kim Jong Un's. Trump brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear annihilation because he was scared that someone, anyone, might think that his "Cabinet Member" was small.

No man enjoys having his "Richard Nixon" made fun of, but to get into a measuring contest at the age of 70? That is beyond juvenile and scary. Anyone with that fragile an ego should be avoided at all costs.

He *probably* sexually assaults women.

Image result for trump if she wasnt my daughter

Donald Trump has admitted to forcefully kissing women and grabbing them by their genitals. It's also been alleged that he has walked in on Miss America contestants while they changed as well as groped a woman on an airplane. He has been accused of sexual misconduct by around fifteen women and, once again, admitted to sexual assault. Oh, and he's been sexualizing his daughter Ivanka since infancy.

If your significant other treats you or anyone like Donald Trump treats women, then you need to run far away from them. Literally, run if you have to because sexual abuse is no laughing matter.

If any of these sounds like your significant other, you should leave them immediately as they're the tell-tale signs of abuse. No one deserves to be abused the way Trump abuses people.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments