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Author Compiles List Of Reasons To Vote Against Trump In 2024—And Hoo Boy, It's A Lot

Author Mark Jacob posted a thread on X that lists all of the 'reasons to vote against Trump' and it's going on 100 reasons.

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Author and former Chicago Tribune editor Mark Jacob went viral for compiling a list of reasons why people should not vote for former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election—and it's already exceeded 100 strong.

From the top, Jacob pointed out that Trump "incited a deadly assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021," "pushed the fake-electors scheme," "called for the 'termination' of the Constitution," and "bragged about grabbing the private parts of women he’d just met."

He also highlighted Trump's racist remarks about immigrants, the fact that he "appointed extremist judges who took [a]way abortion rights," "invited the Taliban to Camp David," and went on to steal "top secrets" that he went on to leave "in a Mar-a-Lago bathroom," a reference to the ongoing case regarding Trump's theft of classified documents.

In regards to those same classified documents, Jacob pointed out that Trump instructed his lawyer to lie to the Department of Justice and say "that all secret documents were returned."

On the more ridiculous side, Jacob recalled that Trump once "claimed you need an ID to buy cereal." But he also noted that Trump once "called Haiti and African nations 's**thole countries'" and that he "pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Jacob also highlighted that Trump once "refused to visit a U.S. military cemetery, saying it was full of 'suckers' and 'losers,'" assisted the Saudis in the cover-up of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and "tried to extort Ukraine to announce a probe of [President Joe] Biden on false charges."

In another post, Jacob recalled that Trump had made comments about his daughter Ivanka Trump's attractiveness and "tear-gassed a D.C. crowd protesting peacefully for social justice after the murder of George Floyd."

Elsewhere, he pointed out that Trump pressured Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "'find' 11,000+ votes so that he'd win the state" in the 2020 election, noting that when Raffensperger refused, "Trump tweeted that Raffensperger's brother 'works for China'" even though Raffensperger doesn't have a brother at all.

Nor did he fail to mention that infamous moment when Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides" in reference to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia; let alone Trump's promise that he and the GOP would offer "health insurance for all Americans, then failed to even present a plan in four years as president."

Jacob's list is exhaustive and includes the fact that after the Twin Towers fell following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Trump bragged that this "meant his building was NYC's tallest," a claim that was not only "tasteless" but also "false."

He didn't forget to add that Trump even claimed he "helped" the rescue crews "clear rubble at Ground Zero" even though "there's no evidence this happened."

And Jacob definitely didn't forget to add that Trump "made false statements more than 30,000 times as president," that he "insulted Gold Star parents whose son ... had been killed in Iraq," an incident that "was no coincidence" because "the family was Muslim," and that he once called "Mexican immigrants 'rapists.'"

Many appreciated all the trouble Jacob went through in compiling this list—and added even more to it.

In recent days, Trump has garnered criticism for once again praising authoritarian leaders and repeating anti-immigration sentiment.

As Jacob notes, Trump said over the weekend that immigrants are "poisoning the blood of our country," echoing fascists like the genocidal German Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, who wrote about "blood poisoning" in his book Mein Kampf.

Trump has ramped up his violent and inflammatory rhetoric in recent weeks, telling a crowd last month that his political opponents are "vermin" that he must "root out," a declaration that angered people on both sides of the aisle to say nothing of historians who've sounded the alarm about what the 2024 election could signal for the future of American democracy.