One of America’s most divisive politicians has, since the start of his campaign, initiated a debate in this country over “illegal immigration.” A major problem, according to reality star Donald Trump, is “illegal immigration.” Here’s Trump’s campaign opening speech:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
The problem was that the speech didn’t implicate just undocumented immigrants. His speech, contains many factual errors and assumptions which only serve to facilitate fear and hatred among uneducated white Americans.
First, Trump says that “Mexico is sending its people.” This is not true. Mexico is not actively “sending” us drugs, crime and rapists. At least, there’s never been proof of this.
Second, Trump characterizes the immigrants as drug dealers and rapists. While some who sneak across the border are undoubtedly drug dealers and rapist, Trump finds a way out by “assuming,” (not “knowing”) that “some” (not “many”) are good people. But this does little to reverse the damage done in the first seven sentences.
Perhaps the biggest problems is that he creates a picture that is not factually true. He paints Mexican immigrants as a bunch of criminals. While they may technically be criminals for breaking the law in order to come to the U.S., committing crimes isn’t high on their list of priorities once they’re here.
In fact, if Trump was educated about immigration (regardless of legal status) and was interested in deporting drug dealers and rapists, he should start with the native-born U.S. population. Immigrants have seen falling crime rates for years. Their crime rate is well below the crime rates of us “legal” folks.
Despite his rejection of reality, Trump is just a reality TV star. He’s a racist, bigot, and purveyor of islamophobia. Trump supports his narrative of fear to rile people up regardless of the facts. Unfortunately, it’s working.
Donald Trump, eres un pendejo y un puto de todos modos.
Now forget facts and reality and everything I said, because we all know it’s those damn illegal Meskins makin’ all the problems in ‘Merica.