Donald Trump sure knows how to stay in the media spotlight. He’s still going on about the recent murder of a woman in San Francisco at the hands of an illegal alien who somehow managed to get their hands on an illegal firearm despite having been deported several times.
Trump’s latest statements don’t just hold to the issue of firearms or border control, but extend to how illegals are swarming the borders with all manner of illness. Illegal aliens are bringing in all manner of illness into the US.
Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying, “infectious disease is pouring across the border.”
Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times.
“This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States,” Trump said Monday. “In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government.”
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican drug cartels are using immigrants to smuggle heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs into the United States.
“The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” Trump continued.
Tremendous infectious disease.
That sounds like a band name, if it wasn’t uttered from one of the leading contenders for the GOP primary at the present time. Instead, it sounds like the warmed over nonsense spewed from the likes of Matt Drudge and countless other right wingers and their mouthpieces regarding the enterovirus D68 or Ebola. The xenophobia surrounding that outbreak (which was domestic in origin) and then the fear of someone entering the US and spreading Ebola nationally shows just how much racism and xenophobia are driving their politics (and their base - particularly when it comes to fundraising).
It would seem that the GOP/right wing all seems to trace their xenophobia and claims that the illegals are coming in with all manner of illness from same sources (that is when they’re not making it up entirely).
With Drudge, it is the ongoing need to cite to the AAPS, the same crank outfit to which both Rand and Ron Paul have belonged and that has a long history of going after illegal aliens and making baseless claims. Rand Paul was a member of the AAPS for 2 decades
The way bad information runs around the right wing, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Trump also got his “information” from the AAPS, that is if he didn’t make it up entirely.