No matter what your political views, one thing that is becoming increasingly obvious is that, when it comes to President Donald Trump, the best course of action for voters is to take him seriously and literally. We’ve seen it in his rhetoric, his policies, and his actions, and it’s clear that Trump takes himself very seriously. The stakes couldn’t be any higher for the 2020 Presidential Election, so voters must make sure they take his literal words and actions into consideration when casting their ballots. Trump’s election has dramatically shifted the political landscape, and he’s been a vocal advocate for “America First” policies. He has spouted controversial comments about minorities, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as spoken out on controversial issues like gun control and abortion rights. His tactics have also included attempts to discredit the free press and his opponents, as well as impacts on world trade and diplomacy. On the domestic front, Trump has moved to roll back Obama-era policies of environmental protection, healthcare reform, and equality in the workplace. His administration has also pushed for harsher immigration policies, including separating children from their parents at the border and implementing a ban of travelers from predominantly Muslim countries. His foreign policy is also concerning. He has already withdrawn the US from the Paris Climate Change agreement and the Iran Nuclear Deal, and threatened countries with sanctions and other punitive measures. He has also tried to normalize relationships with North Korea, Russia, and the Philippines, countries that were previously ostracized by the US for their problematic policies. The list goes on, but the point here is that Trump is a President who truly believes in what he is saying and is not afraid to act on it. He’s not afraid to ruffle feathers and provoke political outrage nationwide for his views, and he is certainly not afraid to use his power to enforce them. That said, voting for him should not be taken lightly and should be done with full consideration of the potential consequences of his actions. It’s possible that President Trump’s policies and actions could have grave long-term consequences. The 2020 election will have a huge impact on the future of our nation, so voters must take it upon themselves to understand who they are voting for and the consequences of their vote. Taking President Trump’s words and actions literally is the only way to ensure that all citizens are given an opportunity to make an informed decision at the polls.