The saga of presidential candidate Donald Trump continues as corporations scramble to disassociate themselves from his immigration comments. Trump already lost NBC, Univision, and Miss Costa Rica. Even NASCAR drove away from the man whose hair perfectly characterizes his inflammatory personality.
To recap, Trump feels that Mexico is “not sending their best” to the United States. They’re sending “rapists,” drugs, and crime. He feels the Middle East is also a problem, “and it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
Trump’s words couldn’t be more clear to the general public. The guy doesn’t understand why people take issue with his “rapist” comments. Here, he tries to explain again with an open letter to Business Insider. Trump doesn’t see “any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation” in his words. He believes the media is purposely smearing his reputation:
What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc. This was evident just this week when, as an example, a young woman in San Francisco was viciously killed by a 5 time deported Mexican with a long criminal record, who was forced back into the United States because they didn’t want him in Mexico. This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States. In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government. The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs. The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border. The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the world. On the other hand, many fabulous people come in from Mexico and our country is better for it. But these people are here legally, and are severely hurt by those coming in illegally. I am proud to say that I know many hard working Mexicans — many of them are working for and with me…and, just like our country, my organization is better for it.
The Mexican Government wants an open border as long as it’s a ONE WAY open border into the United States. Not only are they killing us at the border, but they are killing us on trade … and the country of Mexico is making billions of dollars in doing so.
Trump tried to clarify his stance, and he only made things worse again. Now he’s characterizing immigrants as an “infectious disease.” Does this guy have any type of public relations manager at all? If so, he needs to fire them.
The letter continues for several more paragraphs. Trump insists he has “a great respect” for Mexico’s spirit. He still believes his immigration stance is correct, and all of the companies who dropped him feel the same way, but they’re “weak” and “sad” because they want to be “politically correct.”