Donald Trump doubles down on Mexico 'rapists' comments despite outrage
The businessman and would-be president, who launched his presidential campaign with an attack on Mexican immigrants as drug dealers, criminals and rapists, has claimed that there is “mind-boggling” link between rape and illegal immigration.
“If you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!” he said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday night.
Trump, who has already sparked a minor diplomatic incident and lost business deals with five companies over his remarks about Mexicans, claimed that statistics show that Latino immigrants are more likely to perpetrate rape than the wider population. However, the Fusion article he referred to said 80% of women crossing the Mexican border are raped along the way, often by criminal gangs, traffickers or corrupt officials.
When CNN host Don Lemon pointed out that Trump had misread the article, the former Apprentice host said: “Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”
This is just great! He's just ripping the whole RNC milquetoast bullshitter cabal apart. Absolutely wonderful! What's even more interesting is all the traditional propaganda tricks aren't working. Trump misread it, so he must be dumb--the dumb self-made billionaire.They've already done the, "Hispanic leaders call for GOP to distance themselves from Trump" routine, but what it's doing is pushing Bush, Rubio, and even Mitt Romney (who for some reason feels compelled to interject) on the side of illegal immigration (nobody bought Romney's self-deportation bullshit either). Here's a brilliant example of how yesterday's propaganda tricks aren't working.
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This is absolutely hilarious. Trump is saying what Americans want to hear and the media and political apparatus are apoplectic that people are responding to Trump.
The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S.
However, the problem for the establishment is that it is true.
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As usual, the fullest no-spin coverage on what Trump said comes from... Rush Limbaugh? Yep. Believe it or not, Limbaugh highlights the relevant point.
Trump Stands Up to Cowardice
But the hilarious part of it is the "Businesses are cancelling their contracts with Trump" isn't stopping Trump a bit, which means he's ready to kick the political correctness cabal right in the crotch. It's absolutely epic.
Donald Trump wrote:That’s the problem with our country, everybody folds under pressure. Instead of doing the right thing, they just immediately, they have two people go outside with a sign and you see two pickets and they immediately say on gee we have to do, this is pressure, pressure. People can’t handle pressure. That’s what they did. They did a total fold but that’s okay with me, its okay with me. Let them do what they want to do.
He's absolutely right, too. That's a huge problem for the establishment. Their little tricks aren't working anymore. If anything, Trump is showing America that the establishment Republicans fold under pressure. Brilliant.
-- Hillary Clinton