Aside from all the extraordinarily annoying (though superficial) aspects of Trump - his hair, his fake tan, his constant sniffing, his foul language - parts of his character would be dangerous for the United States. First, his compulsive lying. During the debate, he would constantly interrupt Hillary Clinton with quips such as, "wrong" or "I never said that," when in reality, these things should have been said to him. He lied about what he said about climate change, though there is photographic evidence on his twitter account:
"ISIS, don't bomb the United States. I spoke with your leader - yeah, nice guy. One of the best. Great friend of mine - and he said that he wouldn't bomb the U.S. anymore."
Yet another negative of his performance at the debate was his constant interrupting of Hillary Clinton. He actually interrupted her over 50 times (which Lester Holt did nothing about, mind you. Did Holt leave in the middle of the debate? It got awful quiet on his end for a while.) Every time Clinton would make a claim (even if it wasn't directed at Trump), he would cut in with a rude remark, defending his fragile ego. At the beginning of debates, candidates are told explicitly to not interrupt the other, but he seemed to blatantly disregard that rule, amongst basically all of the other ones as well. Not only was this a classic display of manterruption, - when a man interrupts a woman while she is talking because he believes that is opinion is more important - this habit is also dangerous for negotiating and for meeting foreign leaders with different customs and expectations of politeness. Many other countries value showing obvious respect and honor even more than we do, and Trump's behavior would be disastrous in a situation with such expectations.
Though he claimed that his temperament was his "best asset" (ok, literally what the fuck), he is quick to anger, judgemental, rude, and the list goes on. His temperament is not fit for the presidency. He would cause more problems with his personality than Clinton would if she contracted pneumonia in office. (Very different problems, but I was attempting to make a point about the idiocy of Trump's arguments as to why Clinton couldn't be president.) Another major downfall of a potential Trump presidency is his political beliefs in and of themselves. For example, he is pro-life. (He said that woman who seek abortions should be punished; he also most likely wants to defund Planned Parenthood.) But, for Trump (a rich white man), since a small percentage of Planned Parenthood's services are abortions (most of the services are actually related to access to affordable healthcare for women across the country), they should be defunded.
It's definitely his right and responsibility to close off many opportunities for women everywhere. He deserves to represent a large population of women in making this decision, because he shares their views about their own bodies and cares about what they have to say. He also treats women everywhere with such respect and kindness, and isn't sexist in the slightest. He certainly hasn't called women "bimbos", "sluts", and "dogs", nor has he bullied a former Ms. Universe for her weight. He never said that if women want to get paid as much as men, they should work as hard as them. He also has never bragged about grabbing women "by the pussy" or kissing them without their consent, which by the way, is sexual assault.
WAIT! He did say all these things! How the fuck would he represent half the population of this country? As difficult as it is currently to be an American woman, it would get approximately 5738573957893027% more difficult with him at the helm. He can't be trusted to represent women in America. Sure, he can represent old, white, wealthy, heterosexual, cisgender, Christian, sexist, racist, xenophobic men - as I like to call them, "Trumpettes" - really well, but are Trumpettes a significant percentage of the American population? No. Will catering one's legislature to Trumpettes completely screw over everyone else in America? Yep. We literally have a presidential candidate of a major party who has bragged about committing sexual assault on tape, and then defended his statements.
Trump himself does not scare me. Honestly, it just seems like he was in the right place at the right time and thought, "You know, I've never given this whole president thing a real shot before. Sounds fun."
The fact that people actually support him is what scares me. I know people have political opinions like Trump, but the way these people (radical right-wing conservatives) found a candidate who supported their beliefs and then rallied behind him has never happened in such an extreme way in American political history. Never has such a radical candidate garnered enough support to be the nominee for a major party. Usually such candidates fizzle out towards the beginning or early middle of the primaries.
However, Trump is clearly a major exception. Personally, I don't think he'll be able to beat an esteemed politician such as Hillary Clinton. However, the fact that he has a chance, however slim it may be, is terrifying to me and to many other American women.
Tonight, the debate, I foresee a lot of defensiveness on Trump's end (often expressed in outwardly hostile words towards both Clinton and the moderator), and a lot of confidence on Clinton's end. Hopefully, Trump's presidential campaign is over, but I don't foresee him giving up soon.
Clinton is the president our country needs; Trump is merely a (very hostile) bump in the road in her path to the presidency.