Imagine for a moment that your best friend is a beautiful and intelligent woman who you have known your whole life. Unfortunately she’s been through a lot of crappy relationships over the years but there have been some high points and you actually loved her last boyfriend. Unfortunately they broke up after 8 years.
Then suddenly she finds this new guy she is totally excited about and she want you to meet him.
So you join them for dinner and from the moment you sit down he won’t shut up about himself. He name drops, brags and at one point even makes an uncomfortable joke about the size of his own dick.
You are starting to think that your friend has made a bad choice and that boyfriend of 8 years is now looking even better. But for now you stick with her because she seems happy.
Then you get up to go take a leak and this new boyfriend pulls up to the urinal next to you. He starts blabbing on and in an effort to impress you he begins to rank all the women at your table on a scale from 1 to 10. He calls one of the women at your table a fat pig and as he’s zipping up he says that when he gets home he is going to grab your friend by the pussy and do a bunch of other things that don’t sound sexy but just down right creepy.
He is clearly a man who believes sex is something you do to a woman not something you do with a woman.
On the way out of the washroom a man in a wheelchair is trying to enter and he calls him a retard and pushes him out of his way. Then while walking back to the table he points at a 13-year-old girl and says “I’ll tap that in ten years.”
He then sits back down at the table and talks more about himself pontificates about how he distrusts Muslims and thinks most Mexicans are rapists. He insists that he is not racist because you are all eating at a Mexican Restaurant and he loves Taco Salad and on top of that show of solidarity with minorities he also says that he has one Black friend who he calls “my African American.”
He then racks up a huge bill, calls the busboy a moron, sticks his hand up the waitress’s skirt and then tells everyone that the hostess at the front should be fired because she is not hot enough to escort people to their seat.
When it comes time to pay he says he has to go and runs out the door without paying.
You look over at your friend and she is beaming. She is clearly in love.
The deep despair and total disbelief that Canadians feel while watching the American election is like the moment when she looks you right in the eyes, reaches out to hold your hand, tells you she wants her life to be great again and asks “Isn’t he Amazing?”