Donald Trump is the son of an immigrant mother from Scotland, married two immigrants (not at the same time) and lived all his life in New York, a city built and sustained by immigrants.
He could easily have been present in Celtic solidarity at the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform fundraiser held in New York last week. Instead railing against him was the cause of the most successful fundraising event in years.
“Donald Trump will be remembered for all the wrong reasons,” said ILIR leader Ciaran Staunton. As businessman and employer of immigrants legal and illegal over the years he could have been a powerful force for good and fairness. Instead he choose hatred and division.”
Given his recent foaming at the mouth speech against immigrants maybe it is mother hate or two wife hate or some such clinical condition that is causing his irrational fear of immigrants.
Maybe there is a recessive gene going back to his father’s alleged membership of the KKK?
In 1927, the New York Times reported that a Fred Trump was arrested in Queens during a Klan rally of about 1,000 people. The address matched the address of Fred Trump’s childhood home. To the New York Times itself, Donald Trump replied, “It’s unfair to mention it, to be honest, because there were no charges. They said there were charges against other people, but there were absolutely no charges, totally false.”
Here's a transcript where Trump denies it. Judge for yourself.
Q. Have you seen this story about police arresting a Fred Trump who lived at that Devonshire address in 1927 after a Ku Klux Klan rally turned violent?
A. Totally false. We lived on Wareham. The Devonshire — I know there is a road Devonshire but I don’t think my father ever lived on Devonshire.
Q. The Census shows that he lived there with your mother there. But regardless, you never heard about that story?
A. It never happened.
Hmm, sure sounds like something happened.
Then there was the New Yorker Magazine story from a Trump casino worker who remembered blacks being swept off the floor when Trump and Ivanka arrived.
“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, told the New Yorker for a 2015 September article. “It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.”
Ku Klux Klan links, keeping blacks hidden, it's a small leap to greasy dagos. no doubt immigrants were a pokey and undesirable bunch to the Donald also.
And so it has proved. Due to an idiotic President of Mexico who gave Trump the perfect platform, the billionaire reverted to racist Trump after a week or so of kinder gentler and getting the international stage with a visit to Mexico. He has no reason to hate or dislike immigrants many of whom, including undocumented labored on his sites, built his buildings and dug his foundations.
Somehow, though, he sees political advantage bashing them even though polls show otherwise, or is he just racist at heart?
Hmm ... Trump's stance on immigration is a tad confusing. pic.twitter.com/ygdPexRhi1— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 3, 2016
Trump is no idiot so his rapid turn back to Neanderthal policies on immigration is surely puzzling better minds than mine.
He has lost a slew of defections from his campaign led by members of his Hispanic outreach group. It seems even the Hispanic Uncle Toms have had enough part from the top lackey.
Marco Gutierrez is founder of Latinos for Trump was on MSNBC and referred to “problems” with his own community in relation to illegal immigration.
"My culture is a very dominant culture," Gutierrez said. "And it is imposing, and it is causing problems. If you don't do something about it you are going to have taco trucks on every corner."
After Trump's immigration speech last night it is clear he has given up on the Hispanic vote. But he can't win the WH without Latinos.— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) September 1, 2016
Taco trucks on every corner-- this is coming from a Hispanic “leader”? What next ban Irish pubs in every city, Oktoberfest celebrations, Polish Pope John Paul remembrances?
The politically bankrupt campaign that Trump keeps running will go down in history as the worst in presidential history. What damage it has done to the permanent psyche of America remains to be seen. Trump and his chinless wonder sons and ice queen daughter have disgraced the party of Lincoln with their racist claptrap. Eric Trump actually acted surprised that Hispanics were resigning after the Trump speech
Meanwhile, the latest Hispanic poll has Trump at 19 percent, Romney won 27 percent.
Trump’s immigration speech resonated with one target audience: The alt-right & white supremacists. https://t.co/0FFhecYJnX— The Briefing (@TheBriefing2016) September 2, 2016
As the Washington Post noted, Trump is on track to do worse than Romney with Hispanics, African Americans, women, whites and college-educated voters.
All that’s left is the angry old white guy, like the guys who voted against the Democrat for governor in Kentucky then found their healthcare slashed by the incoming Republican. Smart move that.
Long after he has chased the last nanny, dishwasher, taco maker, apple picker and meat deboner out of the country if elected and built his Hadrian’s wall to keep the barbarians out, Trump will go down in history as the worst candidate ever to run for president. He is splitting America open with an appeal to racial animus that is both disgraceful and dangerous.
Trump is a nightmare waiting to happen and only the American voter can prevent it.