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Mexicans denounce Donald Trump’s outrageous xenophobic rant

June 19, 2015

Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump provoked a fierce backlash in Mexico this week after making crude, xenophobic comments while announcing that he intends to run for president of the U.S. next year.

“When Mexico sends its people they’re not sending the best,” Trump said. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” the aspiring Republican Party candidate added, “and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

Predictably, the racist outburst caused a furor on both sides of the border. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans immediately slammed Trump’s offensive comments, while the international press exposed the deep flaws in his argument…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter S permalink
    June 19, 2015 11:51

    But what he’s effectively saying is Mexico is such a great place to be that all the good people are happy to stay there.

  2. Marta permalink
    June 19, 2015 19:39

    Donald Trump is still fuming because a Mexican judge held him, and not just the developer, liable for a failed condo project in Baja California in a case that dragged on for more than 5 years. Watch, ‘Have you been Trumped?’ and ‘A Dangerous Mind,’ both by British journalist, Anthony Baxter. You will see how ludicrous it is for Trump to call México corrupt.

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