Donald Trump's much awaited immigration speech was nothing more than a nativist, radical, hate speech rife with dog whistles, stereotypes and fear mongering held together with half truths and outright lies.
After a gutless Trump went to Mexico this afternoon and failed to ask the President Nieto to pay for his wall a big bad bully Trump came back across the border to give his spew his rage-gasm on his amped up audience.
He started the speech by saying it would not be his usual "rally speech, per se" but instead would be a...
"A detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today, illegal immigration"
After warming up the crowd with a few minor platitudes towards Mexico and it's president whom he had visited earlier in the day Trump then did a 180 and proceeded to give an anti-immigrat screed so unhinged and so full of lies that it defied reason.
In the opening act Trump blamed wealthy donors, political activists and powerful politicians for allowing illegal immigration because they were making "an absolute fortune" and the media who wouldn't report on any of it.
Trump then began Act Two: The Wall! It would be revenge on Mexico's President Nieto for blowing up his lie that they never discussed payment for Trump's wall. Neto Tweeted that he firmly told Trump Mexico "would not pay for that wall" but Trump had this to say...
"We will build a great wall along the southern border. And Mexico will pay for the wall.One hundred percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it. And they're great people and great leaders but they're going to pay for the wall. On day one, we will begin working on tangible, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall."
That'll show them Donald! A tall powerful, beautiful wall... He only left out that it would be really thick too!
Then Trump began a preface of where he would take Act Three citing the lie that a "record number" of "illegals" pouring across our boarders causing many innocent lives to be lost because of President Obama's and Hillary Clinton's failure to secure the boarder...
"They would be alive today if not for the open boarder policies of this administration and the administration that... causes this horrible horrible thought process called Hillary Clinton!"
What???? Don't blame me I transcribed it verbatim!?!?
Trump then began Act Three with a close to five minute long listing of people who had lost their lives to immigrants who were in the country illegally. He grotesquely described their deaths in such detail that the audience gasped as if they were being regaled with a scary ghost story by their Uncle Donald.
"Shot in the face"・"Raped"・"Brutally beaten"・"Left to bleed to death" and on and on and on he went as though no caucasian had ever committed crimes such as these!
When he was done with the "scaring the crap out of the white people" portion of the show Trump got to financial horror stating that undocumented immigrants cost the economy $113 billion in local, state, and federal taxes. A lie found at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) website, an anti-immigrant organization founded by white nationalist John Tanton. In reality, undocumented immigrants actually contribute $11.64 billion into local and state taxes, according to a 2016 Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report.
Now it was time for Act Four: The Trump strongman deporter in chief part of the teleprompter reading.
"For those here illegally here today who are seeking legal status they will have one route and one route only to return home and apply for re-entry like everyone else under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined above"
A screaming Trump cited his new "deportation task force", his "extreme vetting" policy and "ideological certification" program that the deported will have to pass through before they are allowed back into our, by then, once again great country.
They all gotta go and Trump and Trump alone will decide whether you come back based on his new legal status system. How will it be decided if a person deserves entry into our beloved fatherland... Could be height, religion, skin color... Who knows?
|Trump's "Angel Moms" Look he even made them matching dead kids shirts!|
Now the Grand Finale! Trump began the screen with a sickening parade of what he referred to as "Angel Mom's". In this part of the program Trump introduced the parents of the children killed by immigrants whom he had been speaking about in sickening detail in Act Two. He had them come up on stage, say their child's name, how their child died and then pledge their vote/allegiance to Trump. It was repulsive and exploitative. All this from the man who roiled outrage at the thought of Democrats for bringing the "Mothers of the Movement", mothers who lost children because of gun violence or police action, on stage at the DNC!
Trump ended the show with a dud because he never really explained how he would accomplish his goals or fully explained what the goals were for that matter...
“in several years, when we have accomplished all of enforcement and deportation goals and truly ended illegal immigration for good, including the construction of a great wall. Then and only then will we be in a position to consider the appropriate disposition of those individuals that remain,”
Take that for whatever the hell you might think he means.
Watch Trump's screaming raving tirade of hate here...