Mexico’s former President, Felipe Calderon, stopped just short of calling Donald Trump ignorant while he dealt with the preposterous idea that not only would Trump build the Great Wall of ‘Murika, but he is gonna force Mexico to pay for it.
Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it’s going to be completely useless.
Donald Trump has been quite the “interesting” GOP nominee hopeful. That doesn’t mean that he has been intelligent, right, good-natured, well-informed, presidential, or even worth listening to; but he has said some things that are noteworthy if only for how incredibly unlikely, wrong, or bigoted they are. One such instance is when he claimed that if he is elected he will build a hyuuuuge border wall and that Mexico would pay for it.
No one who actually pays attention or uses their brains for something other than keeping their ears apart ever thought this would actually be plausible, let alone effective. One of the reasons would be that, well, we just don’t have as much to offer as we did — that is to say, illegal immigration is at its lowest since the 1990s. In fact, if one looks at only the years between 2009 to 2014 the net migration of people was actually TO Mexico.
According to CNBC:
From 2009 to 2014, 1 million Mexicans and their families, including U.S.-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico, according to data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics, Pew said.
U.S. census data for the same period show an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to come to the U.S., a smaller number than the flow of families from the U.S. to Mexico.
While discussing the stupidity of such a wall, Calderon quite understandably questioned the quality of the man who would make such bombastic, untrue, and bigoted statements. Statements that included saying that Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists.
It is incredible that a quite admirable society like the American society could produce such kind of candidates. I cannot understand that. No offense, no offense to America. So Donald Trump … is ambitious but not exactly very well-informed man, I don’t want to say ignorant, but he is not very well informed. …
The first loser of such a policy would be the United States. If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade (or) for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy.
Yes, this is what this bigoted, pedantic ignoramus is doing for the reputation of American’s everywhere. Not only do many people see the real connection between his political world-view and the Nazi Party’s, but he is also making us look certifiably crazy.
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