ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Trump's Wacky Mexican Immigrant Comment

Updated on July 2, 2015

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      I do agree with you, it is a double edged sword. The large numbers is not helping the issue either. But, I would say that most trying to cross are those poor and uneducated. You seldom see educated or skilled professions crossing in such large numbers because they make a decent living there.

    • psychicdog.net profile image

      psychicdog.net 

      3 years ago

      Yes, perrya , if they are more likely the victims - do we need to make it harder for them by treating them guilty first - our society seems to be going more the way of guilty until proven innocent and the ramifications of that are we end up with more trouble because it's really frustrating for good people who are just trying to get along without stupid people trying to put them in a box which doesn't fit - it gives a person no way out and does not consider the social reasons for an issue like the treatment of women in Mexico. If we keep playing the nationality card, it's called RACIAL STEREOTYPING. Hitler did the same with Jews and gypsies and disabled people. That's why it is so offensive when people start thinking in this way.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      Well, of course. But Trump doesn't care and this appeals too more people than not who are sick of being overly PC about everything said of another. The facts from the Fusion report are misrepresented for political purposes but there is an element of truth. Many criminals are entering from across the border from all over places other than Mexico. If 80% of the rapes occur in Mexico as women and girls try to get to the border from criminals in Mexico, that is another matter and is probably true, but that does not mean, those crossing the border are the criminals probably more like the victims.

    • psychicdog.net profile image

      psychicdog.net 

      3 years ago

      Looking at people in terms of their nationality is so low-life and classless it doesn't bear thinking about. Most of the issues in the world come from stupid people doing this to others. It means a reputation arrives before a person. So you kind of are righting off (and probably pissing off, for that matter!) innocent people you don't even know. Really dumb way to view people.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)