Donald Trump, recently declared Presidential candidate, was fired today from NBC Universal for his remarks about Latino immigrants, among other slurs. Mr. Trump said that "undocumented immigrants are rapists and who bringing drugs to the United States." He also said “they have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us,” such as drug trafficking and sexual assault. He also suggested that, if he were elected, he would build a “great, great wall on the southern border.”
It is certainly understandable why NBC would fire him after making such slurs but there is another issue that the media did not discuss in regards to Mr. Trump. That issue is that Mr. Trump is merely stating what his Tea Party, right wing, anti-immigrant, homophobic, and racist base says all the time to their friends, etc. He was merely speaking out loud to the media what his base believes. These are the same people who believe that Mexicans are taking their jobs, ruining their schools, ruining their neighborhoods, and committing all the crimes.
None of what they say is based on reality and facts, but they are not concerned about that. Their beliefs are based on fear and the irrational belief that they are the chosen ones in America. That they are the only ones entitled to the benefits of America and anyone who looks different is to be outcast and treated as the other. They totally ignore the reality of America's history and have constructed one that fits the illusion that they are better. Trump is just the messenger.
Update: July 2, 2015
“Donald Trump’s remarks are very racially charged and should have no place in the American political dialogue of today,” Arturo Carmona, the executive director of Latino advocacy group Presente Action, told ThinkProgress. “In a way, it’s good that we have somebody that’s actually speaking the truth like Donald Trump about what’s really motivating many of these [anti-immigrant] policies. I’d rather have somebody like Trump be honest about what the motivations are than have the GOP and Congress hiding behind political rhetoric, but at the same time, passing policies that are criminalizing immigrants and trying to take away executive action protections.”
...“[Trump’s remarks] show powerful racist undercurrents that are connected with very important sectors of the GOP and the Republican party,” he said. “Now many of its leaders try to distance themselves from that, but very often, as we’ve seen with Trump and many other right-wing leaders, we see that they often pop their head out and the GOP quickly wants to hide them and throw them under the carpet. Well they can’t do that anymore with Donald Trump running for president and it’s going to have a very important impact in showcasing the true colors of the Republican Party.”
Comments to think about.