Donald Trump supporters can believe whatever they want about him (and most usually do), but he’s the first legitimate fascist candidate for president of a major American political party. While I think it’s unfair to compare him to people like Hitler or Stalin (they were genocidal monsters), it’s undeniable that he shares many of the same personality traits and “styles of leadership” as many of the world’s most notorious (and evil) dictators.
Trump has said plenty of offensive things during his campaign, but his anti-Muslim rhetoric has dominated the news over the last few weeks.
It started with a blatant lie concerning his claim that he witnessed “thousands and thousands” of Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey. This was followed up by him suggesting that he would go “beyond” a national database to register and track Muslims. He then topped that by flat-out saying we should ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
These comments were part of a presidential campaign that was launched by declaring that most Mexican immigrants are “rapists and criminals” and that he was going to build a wall and deport over 11 million immigrants.
Well, on Christmas, Trump took to Twitter to take his anti-immigrant/ban on immigrants rhetoric to a whole other level when he seemingly suggested that he wants to close our borders to all immigrants:
We have many problems in our house (country!), and we need to fix them before we let visitors come over and stay. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2015
We need to fix our “problems” before we let visitors come over and stay – his words.
Basically, until our “problems” are fixed (which will never happen because, as a nation, we will always have problems needing to be “fixed”), we shouldn’t let visitors – aka immigrants – come here and stay.
That’s literally what he said.
In other words, not only does Trump want to ban all Muslims – he now apparently wants to put a big “Not Welcome” sign for all potential immigrants coming to the United States.
This is insanity. I’m at a point with this where I’m not even sure what to say anymore. Not because there’s not plenty to say, but because there doesn’t seem to be anything Trump can say or do that will make his supporters realize how awful he is. To say nothing about the absurdity of a person running to be the President of the United States, who’s basically building a platform on immigration that’s in direct contrast to the very values on which this nation was built.
I think it’s also important to point out that of his three wives, two have been immigrants – including his current wife.
Republicans should be ashamed that this man has become their overwhelming presidential frontrunner. Anyone who supports this fascist has lost any and all right to ever call themselves a “proud American” because they sure as hell don’t support a candidate who represents American values.
I’m absolutely ashamed that this guy has managed to become a legitimate presidential candidate. He’s an embarrassment, not just to the GOP, but to the entire country.