Donald Trump is currently running second in the Republican Party polls for president - and second in both Iowa and New Hampshire, too. This clown has gone up in the standings after these remarks. Incredible, isn't it?
Forget the rapist stuff, for the moment. Donald Trump actually thinks that Mexico is sending us their citizens, "the killers, the drug-dealers, the rapists"? Is he really that clueless about the causes of immigration?
We are a nation of immigrants. We're all descended from people who came here from somewhere else (even the Native Americans, ultimately). Our ancestors were people who were willing to risk everything to find a new home. By and large, they weren't wealthy aristocrats, because wealthy aristocrats were doing just fine where they were.
You know, all Republicans might want to take a moment and review these words:
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"