Friday, May 13 2016 22:05 EEST
Al Franken: We need to do everything in our power to make sure that Donald Trump never steps foot in the White House
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According to Politico, this campaign season, anti-Donald Trump forces have spent just about $70 million on advertising aimed at the Republican party front-runner - even more than what Trump has paid on his election campaign.

Trump has become the consistent Republican front-runner in public opinion polls. Many of his remarks have been highly controversial among the public, other political candidates, the media, and Trump's business partners, some of whom have ended their business relationships with him as a result.

Nowadays, a lot of politicians shared different anti-Donald Trump posts in social networks.

The junior United States Senator from Minnesota Al Franken shared on Facebook:

'There are just over eight months left in President Obama's second term. During his time in office, we've added millions of jobs to our economy and dropped the rate of uninsured Americans below 10 percent for the first time in our country's history.

Now, we have Donald Trump vying to be the leader of our nation. Donald Trump has said some unbelievably hateful and bigoted things since he announced his candidacy for President last year. So with his daily assault on truth and decency, it's almost easy to forget that just over five years ago, he became America's leading conspiracy theorist.

Unwilling to accept the fact that we had elected a black President, Donald Trump became the spokesperson for the birther movement, and repeatedly questioned President Obama's U.S. citizenship. There was not a single shred of evidence to support the claim, but that didn’t stop Trump’s racist campaign against the President. Like a true conspiracy theorist, even after President Obama released his birth certificate, Trump continued implying that the birth certificate was a fraud, and he still hasn’t acknowledged its validity.

What’s most disturbing, especially now that the Republican Party is poised to make Donald Trump their nominee for President, is that Donald Trump hasn’t changed. He’s still unwilling to let facts get in the way of his bigotry. Being President is a serious, difficult, and important job. And we need to do everything in our power from now until Election Day to make sure that Donald Trump never steps foot in the White House.'

The senior United States Senator from Washington Patty Murray also shared:

'Last month, Trump said "there has to be some form of punishment" for women seeking abortion.

Tuesday night, he took it a step further and went on Fox News to talk about overturning Roe v. Wade with Bill O'Reilly. He actually pledged to appoint anti-choice Supreme Court Justices, claiming that electing him as president is the biggest way anti-choice voters can advance their agenda. So, the candidate that Republicans would like to see in the White House, nominating Supreme Court Justices, just promised to roll back women's reproductive rights and take our country back to the Dark Ages. It's appalling. I know millions of women, and men, across the country are scared of what they're seeing, and I'm going to keep fighting to make sure it doesn't happen!'

Several world leaders have also expressed concerns about the prospect of his becoming president. His campaign has been extensively covered by most mainstream media sources, allowing him to eschew large campaign contributions and supporting political action committees, which Trump has criticized along with politicians who use them.

Trump's campaign rallies have attracted large crowds, as well as public controversy. Some of the events have been marked by incidents of violence against protesters by Trump supporters, mistreatment of some journalists, and disruption by a large group of protesters who effectively shut down a major rally in Chicago.

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