Interview turn down...
Context: During the 2016 election, I was asked to do an interview over the phone about Trump vs. Clinton. I prepped for the interview but wasn’t able to say much. This has been hanging in my drafts and was never published until today.
Me: Yeah, I’m going to have to turn down this interview.
Me: I’ve been doing a lot of research and I can’t for the life of me take Trump seriously.
Person: But that’s why this interview is going to be great!
Me: I… just… don’t know. Everytime I tried to look him up, it seems I can’t take him seriously.
Person: Let me throw some questions at you and see what I’m working with.
Person: Do you feel Trump cares about Black women’s rights?
Person: Just answer exactly how you feel.
Me: That is how I feel.
Person: Just let your feelings out. Let it all pour out, like be angry. Be snarky. Be you. Just go hardcore with it.
Me: Okay… *still blink*
Person: Okay… maybe this question can help get you amped. How do you feel about people taking Trump seriously when he’s not trying to be politically correct?
Me: *sighs* How about we move away from how I feel?
Person: Alright, rephrasing the question - Why are people still taking Trump seriously when he’s not trying to be PC?
Me: Because… he’s… a White rich dude who talks in bro-ish kinda orange… *sighs*
Person: Come on, hang with me. You’re the voice of reason and you need to convince me why Trump is a bad choice.
Me: I looked up videos, podcasts, and so on. I saw clips WITH context. I have done everything you ask of me to prepare for this interview… and… and… I’m just tired of this election. I can’t convince myself to vote for Hilliary and she won by default because the government isn’t going to listen to a lousy 2-3% of the people that voted for Jill Stein, even if she did get like… I dunno 10% of the vote. I’m not going to come into this interview with the type of energy you need from me.
Person: Are you getting sad over the phone?
Me: This election is cruel and unusual punishment.
A person in the background (didn’t realize there was someone else listening): Wait… you mean to tell me that THIS is the beast who gets White people rattled up? He’s sounding more like a kitten than a full grown lion here.
Me: There are people placing bets on this damn election… I am gonna puke.
Background person: We’re wasting time. I thought you said he hates White people.
Me: WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME THAT? I don’t hate White people, I just don’t… *ugh* I’m going to change the name of that blog if I don’t get better interview requests.
Background person: Let’s just go along with another outrage Black person. This one is too soft.
Me: I hope y’all walk over lego bricks and your hands get burned by pot handles for that comment.
Background person: THAT’S WHAT WE WANT!
Me: *hangs up phone* Political commentary people are cold blooded, tokening motherfu-