Donald Trump Exploits Death To Promote Wall

Once again, President Donald Trump is exploiting the death of a person to promote his infamous wall.

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Donald Trump Exploits Death To Promote Wall

Once again, President Donald Trump is exploiting the death of a person to promote his infamous wall. The most recent incident involves the death of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent. CBP agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed, and his partner was injured. Circumstances surrounding the incident are not really clear at this point. That being said, it is very inappropriate for Donald Trump to use this incident to make “political hay” and promote the building of a wall between Mexico and the United States. This is not the first time that Donald Trump has attempted to exploit a tragedy to further his racist agenda.

Last year’s death of Kate Steinle, who was shot by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, was another occasion that Donald Trump tried explaining a tragedy to further his agenda and promote the idea of building a wall between the two countries. Despite the fact that Ms. Steinle’s family asked that her death not be exploited for political reasons, President Donald Trump went ahead and use the tragedy of her death a number of times during his campaign. He did not give a damn, but went ahead and disrespected the wishes of her family.  He has been pushing this ridiculous idea that a wall would somehow make us safer since his campaign for POTUS in 2016. My big question has always been, “safe from what?”

Donald Trump, during his presidential campaign”, stated that Mexicans are “rapists and killers”, even though there are absolutely no statistics given any evidence that what he says is true. People of Mexican descent are no more likely to commit crimes than people of other races. He is merely targeting Latinos, and other people of color, as scapegoats for the trouble in our society. My opinion is he is more threatened by the fact that wealthy rich white men are losing control of this country, and he can’t stand it because his thinly veiled racist nature simply won’t allow him to accept people who are different than him. His entire attitude smacks of Eurocentrism and all the evils that follow it.

Donald Trump is obviously racist against people who are not white, in this case, Latinos. There is no doubt about that. You just have to look at the people that the president associates with, and what they say and believe, to see that Donald Trump is very obviously prejudiced against people of color. He singled them out and picks on them at every given turn. He is willing to do anything to build his wall, despite the fact that it will not only be too expensive but has shown to be highly unpopular among most people in this country. Hopefully, this wall will collapse on top of him.

 

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Author: Blane Beckwith

I was born on December 22, 1955, in a small Pennsylvania town named Corry. I was raised in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania.

I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973. After that, I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-79.

I moved to Berkeley, California in 1980, in search of an independent life. In 2006, I graduated from Berkeley city College with two degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts.

I have been active in the disability rights movement for well over 20 years.