The 2016 presidential election is in the books for better or worse. And what a ridiculous campaign it has been. Historians are already looking back and cringing at Clinton-Trump 2016, with just about everyone agreeing the campaign took politics to new low after new low – with seemingly no bottom. And while most of the wackiness came from (now president elect) Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton had a few bad moments herself along the way. As we all come to terms with what happened over the past year, and try to figure out where we go from here, we take a moment to reflect on the 10 worst moments from the 2016 presidential campaign.
Other than the American electorate, did anyone take more of a beating in the 2016 presidential election than the good people of Mexico? From the proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and then bill the Mexican government for the cost to Trump referring to Mexican immigrants as “murderers and rapists,” Trump seemed to feel that beating up on Mexico appealed to his base of supporters. And he kept beating that drum throughout the election. There was also the embarrassing visit Trump paid to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to supposedly discuss the wall between the two countries that saw the Donald return to the U.S. a few hours later and declare that the wall with Mexico would go up immediately after he was elected. Oh, and let’s not forget Justice Gonzalo Curiel, who Donald Trump said was unfit to preside over a lawsuit involving Trump University because he’s Mexican. Sheesh.