Martin O’Malley just slammed Donald Trump during the second Democratic Debate, calling him an ‘immigrant bashing carnival barker’ while discussing immigration reform. He also reminded the country that our nation’s symbol is the Statue of Liberty, ‘NOT a barbed wire fence.’
The gauntlet has been thrown! Martin O’Malley, 52, just threw major shade at republican candidate Donald Trump, 69, by tearing his views on immigration reform to shreds. Not only did the former Governor of Maryland share his thoughts on how to fix the economy by offering citizenship to the 11 million aliens currently residing in the United States, but he also made sure to drag the Donald and his close-minded opinions through the mud.
Who knew immigration reform could be so dirty? On Saturday night, Nov. 14, in Des Moines, Iowa the remaining democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential election took the same stage to debate the hottest topics in politics today. One topic that got former governor Martin O’Malley specifically riled up was immigration reform, and he was quick to reveal that he doesn’t have anything nice to say about republican candidate Donald Trump.
“The fact of the matter is, and let’s say it at our debate cause you’ll never hear this from that immigrant bashing carnival barker Donald Trump, the truth of the matter is…,” Martin said as his fellow candidate, Hillary Clinton, grinned and the audience cheered. Then Martin continued, “Net immigration from Mexico last year was zero. Fact check me. Go ahead, check it out.” Mic drop!
As many Americans know, one of the biggest part of Donald’s presidential campaign is his plan to “build a wall” between Mexico and the United States. Donald has even claimed that he would send Syrian refugees back to their country if he was elected. Unfortunately, that isn’t a proper plan for immigration reform, according to his rival candidate, Martin.
“The truth of the matter is, if we want wages to go up, we’ve got to get 11 million of our neighbors out of the off the book shadow economy and into the full light of an American economy. That’s what our parents and grandparents always did, that’s what we need to do as a nation,” Martin explained, sharing his plan to help fix both immigration and the economy simultaneously. “Yes, we must protect our borders, but there is no substitute for having comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people. Many of whom who have known no other country but the United States of America.”
In closing, Martin reminded his fellow candidates and the nation that, “Our symbol is the statue of liberty, it is not a barbed wire fence.” A powerful statement on an extremely powerful topic. So, how will the Donald respond?
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— Lauren Cox