By Michelle Seiler-Tucker, Special for USDR
After what was a great decision by Donald Trump to run for president, he is now experiencing backlash over a few choice words about Mexican immigrants. So much that many companies are dropping the Donald. According to reports from Friday, companies like Macy’s, Univision, Televisa, Farouk Systems, and NBC Universal have pulled away from associating themselves with Mr. Trump. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City also stated that they are in the mist of reviewing Donald Trump’s contracts in the City.
In his presidential speech, Trump said “When Mexico sends its people; they’re not sending their best.” Which when you look at the stats, it becomes clear, he is telling the truth. Mexicans that cross the border are poorly educated, come from poverty stricken cities that are littered with crime. About 60% of the Mexican immigrants that have come to America over the decades have not even graduated high school. These people come to America looking to have a better life, yet instilled in them are poor values. It’s the whole phenomena of “You can take a boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of a boy.”
So if what Donald Trump said was the truth, where is the problem? That would be timing and word choice. The timing was bad to begin with. What many failed to realize is Trump has always felt this way about Mexican immigrants and, as such, before his presidential announcement he made it quite clear his stance on the subject. His presidential announcement speech was just not a good time to call Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Just like a business deal, wording can kill a seller’s contract. One has to write and speak honestly, but not harshly. Some people can’t handle the truth; others just can’t handle the way the truth is stated.
That being said, Trump should not see the punitive ramifications he is for telling the truth. I wish other politicians and the media could learn to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I would rather take the hard truth than have someone ignore it, cover it up and run away from it. Then when things take a turn for the worst, blame it on someone else! Politicians constantly lie, twist words, pacify Americans and nothing happens. The Donald tells the truth and because everyone is in denial, he is the bad guy.