Trump's Wacky Mexican Immigrant Comment
There are many who find Donald Trump refreshing. After eight years of a president who bends over backwards to be politically correct and appeasing to everyone, Trump's brash bluntness is like a breath of fresh air in a stale room. It feels good to many. Even Jeb Bush is less brash and more PC making him a little whishy-washy. His surge in the polls among Republicans makes him the #2 person in the vast candidate field. He is taking votes away from other candidates that are more viable. He is popular despite how his temper and brashness gets him into trouble. Trump is like a General Patton, he could give a shit how you feel about him. He is so rich, funding his election is not an issue. Because of this combination, maybe he is the better Republican. Even if business supporters abandon him, it will not impact him.
Trump's statement about how all or most Mexican immigrants are rapists, drug dealers, criminals, was wrong. The broad paintbrush is just too broad, but there are those elements in those crossing the border. To say that rape is caused primarily by rapists that are crossing into the USA, based on the Fusion report. Trump stated that 80% of the women are raped trying to get into the USA. Who is doing the raping? Trump thinks it is illegal immigrants. The Fusion report states that most women and girls, some 80%, are indeed raped in Mexico as they try to reach the US border. Many of them are from other Latin American countries south of Mexico traversing Mexico. They are not Mexican immigrants crossing the US border that do the raping. Despite this, Trump has used the report as siren that most Republicans are concerned about: the immigration issue.
There are many criminals and scum crossing over the border, but there are way more basic, good, people seeking a better life. Not all will succeed and may become criminals. Those that do succeed, do the jobs that are the lowest paying and hardest. America's prisons are filled with people from Mexico and Latin America, which adds fuel to Trump's discussion about immigration. So, even though Trump misrepresented what the Fusion report actually said, there is an element of truth in his argument. That is why he did not back down. He was only partially wrong.
Ah, what the hell, no big deal. LOL.