O.k. Since Donald Trump got into this race to be President, he has been shouting out to the world… “HISPANICS LOVE ME!!!” Yes… This is what he has been saying over & over…again. O.k. “I hear you…Donald. I really do. BUT, my question to you is this… ON WHAT PLANET??? On what planet are Hispanics having this love fest with you, because…it damn sure ain’t happening here on earth.” O.k… Lets’ see what’s going on here. Let’s explore why Trump feels this way. How about this?… We know for Trump…it’s all about Trump. And…when you love yourself in such a loving way (in other words…he’s a narcissistic ass), sometimes you think that others view you…the same way. For Trump…it doesn’t even enter into the equation that some people might not even LIKE him…let alone…love him. Let me show you what I’m talking about.
On July 15, 2015, Trump did an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Show where he boasted that he would win a majority of the Hispanic vote proclaiming, “The Hispanics love me.” Now…get this. On the same morning, a Washinton Post – ABC News poll came out & found that… 81% of Hispanic voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. I don’t know what yall think…but to me…that’s a big ass number. Alright… On July 23, 2015, Trump visited the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. During the visit he said again… that Hispanics love him. Now… Let’s look at more recent polling to see what’s going on. In April 2016, Latino Decisions conducted a poll which shows the following:
As you can see…the polls shows that 79% of Hispanics have a “very unfavorable” view of Trump & another 8% have a “somewhat unfavorable” view of him. The numbers are the numbers & these are huge unfavorables. O.k.
Donald Trump has brought this shit on his own head. He has. You can’t go around denigrating a whole group of people & think they aren’t going to push back. And…that no good Trump has repeatedly generalized about Mexican people…calling them “rapists” & “murderers.” But…you know what is funny about this shit. In all of his rantings…he has failed to tell us about Ivana Trump (his ex-wife) saying that he had raped her. The Daily Beast reported on this in July 2015. The Daily Beast reports that Ivana Trump once used “rape” to describe a violent incident between her & Trump in 1989. So…he needs to look in the mirror when he’s thinking about condemning all Mexicans. Now…
Last Night… Donald Trump held a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Governor of New Mexico is Susana Martinez. She is the United States’ first female Hispanic governor and serves as the chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association. To Trump’s surprise…Governor Martinez…did not attend his rally. Well…he saw this as a “snub.” So…what does he do? In classic Trump form…he goes on the attack. Yes…he attacked her last night during his rally. Trump went after Governor Martinez’s record saying, “You’ve got to get your governor to do a better job. She’s not doing her job.” He continued by saying…“maybe” he should run for governor of the state and “get this place going.” So… Governor Martinez kicked back…with her press secretary telling ABC News, “Gov. Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her. She cares about what he says he will do to help New Mexicans. The governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight for New Mexicans.” O.k…
This rally did bring out all kinds of protesters to the Albuquerque convention center. To show their absolute disdain for Donald Trump…protesters lit fires, broke down barriers, smashed a door and threw rocks. It was chaotic & police struggled to control the scene. As I tuned into CNN… my ears perked up as protesters shouting out …over & over & over… “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck Donald Trump!” Mmmmhhh… Call me crazy…but, in my neck of the woods, those ARE NOT expressions of “love.” Nope. Nope. Nope. So…how did Trump respond when he heard this? You already know. His crazy ass got mad. This morning he tweeted, “The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!” O.k.
So…when Trump says Hispanics love him, I sigh & I respond…”Love my ass. You dumb ass …it sounds more like HATE. Maybe…that’s just me? NO! HELL NO! IT IS HATE.” And…What does this tell us??? It tells us… that $#%*^ is crazy!!! It tells us…that his submarine has sunk to new depths of delusion.
Iris R. Whiting ©