Donald Trump managed to insult Mexican immigrants yet again, this time at the final presidential debate on October 19. Trump defended his infamous plan to build the Wall by explaining that there’s ‘a lot of bad hombres’ in the United States. What?
One of the most significant themes of the third and final presidential debate was immigration and foreign policy, and everyone knows that’s the kind of discussion Donald Trump, 70, lives for. The debate between the GOP candidate and his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, 68, got heated when Hillary began mocking his plan to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. She said that when he met with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, he “choked.” Trump retorted:
“Now I want to build a wall,” he said. “We need the wall. The border patrol, ICE, they all want the wall. We stop the drugs, shore up the border. One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, we have some bad, bad people in this country this have to go out. We’ll get them out, secure the bothered and once the border is secured at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.”
Trump made immigration the largest platform of his presidential campaign, starting on day 1. After announcing his candidacy, he almost immediately started his crusade to “build a wall” between the United States and Mexico, and “make Mexico pay for it.” He’s called undocumented immigrants “rapists and murderers,” and proposed a mass deportation of the undocumented immigrants living in the United States — approximately 11 million people.
This is just immigration regarding Mexico and Central America, and South America. When it comes to the Middle East, Trump has said some truly vicious things, as well. He first proposed a ban of Muslims coming to the United States until we “figure this thing out” (that being terrorism). He’s perpetuated the stereotype that Syrian refugees are dangerous, and doesn’t want the United States to accept any more. This is despite the fact that these refugees are fleeing from ISIS, not part of it. While he’s softened his stance on “banning” Muslims, the rampant Islamophobia as a result of his campaign still remains.
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