Donald Trump Says Mexicans Bring "Tremendous Infectious Disease" Into U.S.
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On Monday, Donald Trump decided to put the kibosh on all the hullabaloo over his controversial statement about Mexicans being rapists who bring drugs into America by releasing a statement saying that Mexicans bring diseases into America. Trump, who claims his comments are being misconstrued, released the statement Monday evening to clear things up. Mainly his point is that not all Mexicans are bringing drugs, diseases, and rape into the United States. Illegal Mexicans are doing it. This is a distinction Trump — who says the time to take back our country is now! — wants us all to understand.
In his news release, Trump begins by saying that he just doesn't understand how people could misinterpret his saying that Mexicans are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists... and some, I assume, are good people." In fact, Trump says, the entire thing was misinterpreted and "deliberately distorted."
To enlighten everyone, Trump wrote down the exact quote from his June 16 speech in his statement, then made clarifications in parentheses so there would be no more confusion:
“When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (pointing to the audience). They’re not sending you (pointing again). They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to 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 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 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.”
Everybody see the difference now?
There is more to the statement (it's quite rambling) where Trump goes on to say that thanks to Mexico sending in all these bad people, "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."
Of course, Trump doesn't hate all Mexicans. Just the illegal ones that the Mexican Government sends over.
"On the other hand, many fabulous people come in from Mexico and our country is better for it," Trump's statement reads.
So there you have it. Mexico is sending all their bad people in, and they're bringing drugs, crime, rape, and infectious disease. But some Mexicans are fabulous. Except, maybe, Jeb Bush's Mexican wife.
Trump closes things out by saying he's lost a lot since saying
incredibly racist and ignorant things he's running for president.
“I have lost a lot during this presidential run defending the people of the United States,” Trump said in the Monday statement. “I have always heard that it is very hard for a successful person to run for president.”
Once again, Trump hits us all with the truth. Throughout its rich and vast history, the office of the president has been filled with nothing but unsuccessful people and total failures (and one Kenyan, apparently). What this country needs is a guy who has failed miserably over and over again. A guy who keeps getting fired over and over again.
This country also needs an economically responsible president who will inspire people to cut up their credit cards.
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