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10 Teachers of the Year slam Trump’s candidacy — and say they can no longer remain neutral

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Ten of America’s best teachers say they can no longer remain on the sidelines of the 2016 election.

Per Daily Kos, ten winners of assorted state “Teacher of the Year” awards have written a joint letter opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy, while saying that they could no longer be neutral about an election this dangerous.

Specifically, the teachers said that Trump’s behavior has made it harder for them to teach children how to properly treat one another.

“We teach children that girls are just as smart, capable, and worthy of respect as boys,” they write. “Donald Trump has mocked women in myriad ways, including his post-debate tirades against Alicia Machado, his off-color innuendo about FOX host Megyn Kelly, and his predatory boasts about groping.”

The teachers then go on to discuss the toll that the election has taken on their students, many of whom fear for their safety if Trump becomes president.

“The fear felt by people of color, including young children and their families, is real,” they write. “An eight-year old Mexican-American girl came up to her teacher, her eyes wide and her expression solemn. She asked: ‘Mr. Minkel, are you scared of Donald Trump? I am very afraid of him.’ An Indian-American woman told her former teacher:  “Mr. O, my 9 year-old came home upset and asked me if we will have to live on the other side of the wall—because that’s where brown people will have to live—and whether I will still be her mom if Trump wins.”

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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