Donald Trump is making crazy new accusations about Mexicans that is sure to get people fired up – particularly if you are offended by being compared to an “infectious disease.” In a three-page letter, the Donald doubled down on his controversial comments about Mexico and figured, “Hey, why not? I have more where that came from.”
Trump had a lot to say and started out by standing firm on his previous position:
What can be simpler and more accurately stated? The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are in many case, criminals, drug deals, rapists, etc.
He then re-stated that the Mexican government is behind the entire operation, and we are getting only the worst Mexicans. These comments are what are sure to tick people off the most:
Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border. The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world.
Trump did have a few nice things to say about Mexicans, but they were limited. It was clearly an attempt to gloss over the controversial statements he had already made. This way he can claim that he doesn’t hate Mexicans. But, let’s not forget – in reality, he can’t stand them.
Trump wants to close the border for the same reason he wants Obama to show his birth certificate. He’s not white. Ted Cruz was born in Canada, but Trump isn’t saying he can’t run for President. That’s a double standard. But, Trump has been playing by a double standard his whole life. He’s rich – you’re not. This despite the fact that when Trump was pushing the whole birther argument against Obama, he kept saying “You have to be born in the United States to be the President.”
Trump will continue to make outlandish claims as long as he keeps rising in the polls. So far it has been working for him, being able to energize racist right-wingers who love any negativity directed towards immigrants. They say it’s about “illegal immigrants” but they just like flying their Confederate flags to remind people about white supremacy. This is the demographic that is propelling Trump to an early success. It only makes sense that he will ride this wave out.
Trump also took the opportunity in his letter to say that the only reason Univision dropped him is because they are owned by one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers. On this he may actually have a point. The Clintons certainly do have a deep relationship with Univision owner Haim Saban. And, in particular, the network doesn’t have a fondness for Republicans. Univision is still a major player in the market for Latino voters even though more and more people are seeking out their news from English-language media.
Trump says he will build a border that is “impenetrable.” That’s because he knows how to build things, he says. That statement must not apply to relationships with people of the opposite color because Trump is batting zero for a thousand on that construction project.
Read the entire letter here:
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