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If you like Donald Trump’s attitude toward immigrants, you will love Hillary Clinton.
“I am adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
Donald Trump at it again?
That would be a quote from then Senator Hillary Clinton.
You may have heard that Trump wants to build a wall along the Mexican border. One wonders how similar or dissimilar Trump’s hypothetical wall would be to the 700 mile border wall Hillary actually voted for as a Senator.
Again it is a question of words vs. actions. If you like Trump’s xenophobic taunts, then you must love Hillary’s deeds.
When Trump says he wants to ‘make America great again,’ the again is notably ambiguous. Just which time period is he seeking to return to when the United States was apparently ‘great?’ For most of American history, the ideas of ‘the land of opportunity’ and ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses’ have been fundamental to the narrative.
When Central American children started showing up at the American border after trekking thousands of dangerous miles to flee their war torn countries, they were undeniably ‘tired, poor, huddled masses.’ But it was Hillary Clinton, in her capacity as someone “adamantly against illegal immigrants,” who said these children should be sent back where they had come from in order to “send a message” politically.
“Just because your child gets across the border doesn’t mean your child gets to stay” — ‘the great defender of children’ strikes again!
If it is Donald Trump’s words expressing his adamancy against illegal immigrants and his desire to build a wall to prove his point that turns your crank, perhaps you should build a bridge over to camp Clinton.
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