Texas Congressman Filemon Vela is sick of Donald Trump’s racist bullsh*t and he told him where he could shove it.
Monday morning, after having had just about enough of Trump whining about a judge who may or may not be Mexican (actually born in Indiana), the Representative from Brownsville, Texas, sat down and wrote Trump a letter. And it’s awesome.
He starts off by pointing out things they could possibly agree on:
Dear Mr. Trump,
As the United States Representative for the 34th Congressional District of Texas, I do not disagree with everything you say. I agree that the United States Government has largely failed our veterans, and those of us who represent the people in Congress have the obligation to rectify the Veterans Administration’s deficiencies. I also believe that the Mexican government and our own State Department must be much more aggressive in addressing cartel violence and corruption in Mexico, especially in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas. And clearly, criminal felons who are here illegally should be immediately deported. There might even be a few other things on which we can agree.
He went on to say,
Before you dismiss me as just another ‘Mexican,’ let me point out that my great-great grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather. His grandchildren (my grandfather and his brothers) all served our country in World War I and World War II. His great-grandson, my father, served in the U.S. Army and, coincidentally, was one of the first ‘Mexican’ federal judges ever appointed to the federal bench.
I can only imagine that when Congressman Vela was penning this scathing letter, he probably had to wonder if Trump even knew where Brownsville, TX was? He did explain it to him, and also had this to say:
Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine.
The ending of this letter is the best part, and I really hope that Trump responds to it, because it will only add to everything his racist, orange ass has stacked against him.
I would like to end this letter in a more diplomatic fashion, but I think that you, of all people, understand why I cannot. I will not presume to speak on behalf of every American of Mexican descent, for every undocumented worker born in Mexico who is contributing to our country every day or, for that matter, every decent citizen in Mexico. But, I am sure that many of these individuals would agree with me when I say: ‘Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass.’
Read Congressman Vela’s letter in its entirety, via the Brownsville Herald, here.
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