When Trump says he wants to let in “good” immigrants rather than Mexican rapists, racists like me naturally hope this is a codeword for “White people.” Call me a bigot, but I tend to find White people a bit more desirable than the hordes of third world welfare leeches and “wretched refuse” our system currently favors. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out, and Trump is a pretty sharp guy, so I’ve had my fingers crossed.
Well, we are no longer left in suspense. Here he is, in 2013, explictly calling for “European immigrants”:
The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Friday tore into Donald Trump’s immigration message to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), calling his comments “bigoted” and borderline “racist.”
“Donald Trump may provide comic relief, but his bigoted comments at CPAC have no place in the discussion for realistic solutions to our country’s immigration problems,” Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (R-Tex.) said in an email to The Hill.
As the first speaker at Friday’s CPAC event, the real estate mogul and reality TV host called immigration reform a “suicide mission” for Republicans, arguing that “everyone of those 11 million people will be voting Democratic.”
“When it comes to immigration, you know that the 11 million illegals, even if given the right to vote, you know, you’re going to have to do what’s right, but the fact is 11 million people will be voting Democratic,” Trump said.
“You have to be very, very careful, because you could say that to a certain extent the odds aren’t looking so great for Republicans, that you are on a suicide mission,” he added. “You are just not going to get those votes.”
Trump then advocated for opening the borders to European immigrants, who he described as “tremendous” and “hard-working people.”
“Nobody wants to say it, but I have many friends from Europe, they want to come in,” Trump said. “Tremendous people, hard-working people. They can’t come in. I know people whose sons went to Harvard, top of their class, went to the Wharton School of finance, great, great students. They happen to be a citizen of a foreign country. They learn, they take all of our knowledge, and they can’t work in this country. We throw them out. We educate them, we make them really good, they go home — they can’t stay here — so they work from their country and they work very effectively against this. How stupid is that?”
Hinojosa called Trump’s message “an ill-informed economic myth” with racial undertones.