Instigator / Pro
35
1503
rating
78
debates
48.08%
won
Topic

President Donald Trump should not be reelected in 2020

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
15
0
Sources points
10
8
Spelling and grammar points
5
5
Conduct points
5
5

With 5 votes and 17 points ahead, the winner is ...

David
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Time for argument
Two weeks
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Voting period
Two weeks
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Contender / Con
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1294
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75
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I will be arguing that Trump should not be reelected in 2020. The time to argue is 2 weeks and the voting period is two weeks.

Debate Structure
R1: Opening Arguments
R2: Rebuttals
R3: Defense
R4: Close

Round 1
Pro
I would like to begin by welcoming billbatard to the site. It is a delight to be one of your first debate opponents.
 
I. Observations
 
The resolution of the debate is that Trump should not be reelected. The debate’s resolution is not about who should be elected but about who should not be elected thus it is my burden to prove only that Trump should not be reelected. Any arguments like “but Hillary” or “but Obama” are wholly irrelevant to the debate and should not be brought up.
 
II. Trump has shown signs of early dementia
 
The Mayo Clinic lists several signs of dementia including [1]:
 
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty communicating or finding words
  • Difficulty with visual and spatial ability, such as getting lost while driving
  • Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving
  • Difficulty handling complex tasks
  • Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
  • Confusion and disorientation  
It is apparent that Trump has exhibited every single symptom listed here. I’ll only focus on the three that I find to be most egregious.
 
A. Memory Loss
 
Before Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, Trump repeatedly claimed that he never heard of a category 5 hurricane despite the fact that multiple category 5 hurricanes occurred during his presidency [2].  To make matters worse, he made a doctored map that shows Alabama in the way of the hurricane when Alabama was not threatened [3].
 
This isn’t the first time he displayed signs of memory loss. A few months ago, Trump claimed that his father was born in Germany. His grandfather was born in Germany, but his father was born in NY [4].  
 
He also has shown that he repeatedly mispronounces names and forgets them [5]. Ironically, Trump claimed in 2017 to have one of the “greatest memories of all time” [6]
 
B. Difficulty Communicating and Finding Words
 
Trump has repeatedly shown that he is having trouble communicating and finding words, including calling the CEO of Apple “Tim Apple” [7] Earlier this year at CPAC, Trump hugged the flag and gave a 2-hour speech that went off script and was completely incoherent [8].
 
C. Confusion and Disorientation
 
In 2017, Trump got disoriented and couldn’t find his limo despite the fact that it was right in front of him [10]. He also climbed on Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoes [11] and shown an inability to close an umbrella [12].  
 
This alone should concern all of us and be enough to vote a President out of office.
 
III. Trump’s Tweets Show that He is Unfit for Office
 
If Obama tweeted even one of the things that Trump has tweeted, Republicans would have impeached him 2 years ago. Here’s a sampling of his worst offenses:
 
  • Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
  • Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!
  • It's freezing and snowing in New York--we need global warming!
Picture these tweets as if they were tweeted by any Democrat, Republicans would be rightfully appalled!
 
IV. Conclusion
 
America needs a president who is fit for office and is competent to perform his duties. Time and time again Trump has proven that he is unfit for office. He thus should not be reelected.
 
V. Sources
1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352013
2. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/01/politics/donald-trump-category-5-hurricane-dorian/index.html
3. https://www.apnews.com/416144d854fb4302a9f34cccae81b0e0
4. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/03/trump-claims-father-born-germany-false-fred-trump
5. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-forgetting-names-video_n_5c57dab0e4b00187b552391b
7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnVpGoyKfKU
8. https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/6/18253785/donald-trump-tim-apple-cook-ceo-name
9. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/president-trump-repeatedly-veered-off-script-cpac/584014/
10. https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-limousine-631880
11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/05/trump-toilet-paper-video-president-boards-air-force-one-with-what-appears-be-toilet-paper-stuck-shoe/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-air-force-one-umbrella_n_5bd68898e4b055bc948d79a9
Con
I will focus one one issue though there are so many, like the fact the man is a traitor willing to sell this nations security to the russians 
mistreats immigrants and spits on our traditional open values
what most people concern  themselves with is the economy and this trade war is going to bite us all in the ass we need to get trump out before he makes this bad situation much much worse 

"The tariffs are piling up. By December 15, President Donald Trump plans to hit nearly everything Americans buy from China with duties, covering 20 percent of total U.S. imports. Predictably, Beijing has retaliated by eliminating access to a 1.4-billion-person market that took soybean farmers and other American businesses years to develop. Relations with China are getting more toxic by the day. No deal is in sight."https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/trump-trade-war-muted/597676/ like many American Trump doesnt have a clue, China is too strong now to f*ck with like it was some b&tch China is a seethng dragon and not to be toyed with 





Round 2
Pro
It seems like Con does not understand the resolution and the sides of this debate. The debate is that Trump should NOT be reelected. I am taking the affirmative side meaning that I am arguing that he should not be reelected. My opponent's job is to show that he SHOULD be reelected. Con's arguments are quite perplexing as it would seem as his arguments agree with my point of view. Thus I extend all my arguments. 
Con
if trump get re elected white men will be happy and after all arent they isnt that what makes the usa so great smelly hairy white men who go to work and invent stuff ? girls can stay at home and watch oprah and from what i understand negroes and legal mexicans can still shine shoes and pick tomatoes
Round 3
Pro
Con dropped my entire case so please extend it. As far as my opponents recent claim, [CITATION NEEDED]. 
Con
i ead that unemployment rates for black folks are at a record low! so come on he may be a horses as but he gets results even for the coloured man https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/economy/black-unemployment-rate/index.html now some might say that was a trend that started under obama and that rate of decrease has not changed under trump but hey you have to be impressed dont you?
Round 4
Pro
My entire opening arguments have been dropped. Please extend them across the board and vote Pro. 
Con
i wil make an honest attempt  to do my job
look at the clown car the democrats have 
trump may not be ideal far from it
but when you look at the far left mob of demoguegues the democrats are proposing maybe trump isnt so bad?