Trump’s actual words from the part of his announcement speech that sealed his racist label in liberal and corporate media.
Maybe it’s worth looking at since these exact words have been sliced and spun in different ways depending on the echo chamber people are listening to.
Some people see them as portrayed in mainstream media, as outright racism against immigrants from Mexico. Others see the words as recognizing borders and laws and national sovereignty. Everyone sees them as inarticulate, clumsy and inflammatory.
“When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they’re killing us economically.
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody
Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you.
They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.
It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”