Wall or no Wall — That is the Question
This weekend, several reporters hammered Republican presidential nominee Trump, about his brash idea to build a wall to keep out them Hispanics. Considering that this wall idea is only one of the two ideas Trump has graced the public with, to find out what is going on with it, is kind of important.
Also this idea, along with kicking out all of them Muslims, put Trump’s name on the top of the ticket. That was all it took to gain the grace of conservative devotion, kick out immigrants and keep ’em out!
After all, Trump’s initial support came from uneducated, white, middle-aged and middle-American voters. The same demographics who had lost jobs to the cheap illegal immigrant work force. These corn huskers were tricked into believing that if Trump got elected he’d build this magical wall (which Mexico would pay for) and all them illegals would get deported and they’d have their jobs back.
I need years to write about everything wrong with that previous paragraph. America is not a manufacturing economy anymore. Those jobs are gone for good. Also, Mexico has refused to pay for this wall. We would have to pay for it.
Those Trumpkins must have had gallons of Trump-dust sprinkled over them in their sleep, to fall for that one.
Over the weekend, Trump made some interesting comments about this wall proposal. Incidentally, he made these comments to a Hispanic Advisory Council. He said he ultimately wanted to work with illegal immigrants in a “humane and efficient” way. Does this mean tearing apart families and sending some members back to the jungles of South America? That is not very humane.
It seems with less than 80 days before election, the Trump campaign is playing it as vaguely as possible. Just like in the Trump Casino, play your cards right, and maybe you could play both sides.
But those die-hard Trump supporters don’t care about “humane and efficient”! Simple idea for simple minds. Build a wall and keep them Hispanics out!
A Fox poll earlier this month found Hispanics overwhelmingly voting for Clinton over Trump. 66% would vote for Clinton and 20% would vote for Trump. You don’t need the sharpest political mind to advise Trump not to completely discredit the magic wall idea. If Trump admitted his magic wall would never be built, he would lose a lot more votes than he would gain.
Fearful to offend either enormous demographic, when repeatedly asked Sunday morning about Trump’s position on the wall, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager answered, “to be determined.” I guess Trump’s campaign is hoping that answer is up for the voter’s interpretation.
“So what Donald Trump said yesterday in that meeting … varied little from what he has said publicly,” Conway said. “What he supports is to make sure we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for jobs, and that we are fair and humane to those who live among us.”
With just a few hours left, Trump is desperately trying to play everyone. Though, his supporters are really the only ones falling for it.
Originally published at Poli(tics) Today.