Just when I thought I couldn't be shocked by Trump, anymore, he pushed the envelope yet again.](and not in a good way.) He actually used an expression i can't say on KU to describe Haiti, El Salvadore and other African countries. I actually agree that the living conditions there fit the description, but for him to say that pubically was pretty shocking! I believe he also made mention about getting immigrants from places like Norway- (I think he stole that from Mein Kampf!)
Saying he's blunt is an understatement. But in reality, all those places are for the most part, complete and total sh#*holes, otherwise the residents wouldn't be clamoring to get to the US. If you cut through the sensationalism, what he's endorsing is merit based immigration, which is a good thing. Allowing immigration, especially chain migration, of non English speaking people with no skill set or desire to assimilate creates an unsustainable and permanent welfare class that the US can't afford. Europe is a prime example, where their welfare system is on the verge of implosion while the millions of immigrants they've allowed in over the last decade have an unemployment rate of 70-80%.
As far as his reference to Norway, he just met with the Norwegian prime minister the day before yesterday. Of course, the media outtake is "racist Trump only wants white immigrants". I don't think he cares what color they are, as long as they have something to offer the US. But saying he has a problem with message delivery is an understatement.
That?s well stated Prolix. But when someone doesn?t seem to have the wisdom of a third grader, I think alarms go off...and then one thinks if the answer appears to be no to that thought, how can one assume he knows better, and wiser, about other things of greater scope and complexity?
I really really want good things for us. But the guy APPEARS to lack common sense. Are you saying he?s just not ?professional? but he can still be viable in deed?
@ Sag, I think, in very general terms, the wellbeing of US citizens and a strong economy are at the core of Trump's ambitions. I also think he grossly underestimated the gravity, complexity and nuance of being the leader of the free world. He figured he could just bluster his way through it and make his mission happen like he's done in the business world where there's not near the level of accountability for his methods.
our young people who hear these things from a position of high respect and learn to think it's okay.
Are you serious? Have you been to a movie lately?
Even our young know the difference between fiction and reality. Soup,in an effort to make a point, you may have revealed the reason(s) for your lack of comprehension. For example: The ones where they carry Confederate and Nazi flags? Those are the old guard Democrats.
The old guard democrats have been dead for many years now.
The key is this sort of language from a public position of respect and authority, out loud, in front of crowds of mixed audience, and the lack of concern for that. I have been known to cuss like a sailor. And yes I am not rated PG13. But I also consider my audience. BTW These are the young people who will eventually be in charge of your retirement.
TinktheSprite --- 15 min ago - quote - hide comments The key is this sort of language from a public position of respect and authority, out loud, in front of crowds of mixed audience, and the lack of concern for that. I have been known to cuss like a sailor. And yes I am not rated PG13. But I also consider my audience. BTW These are the young people who will eventually be in charge of your retirement.
If Trump spoke or wrote like an adult and not like a 5th grader posturing on the playground at recess, then I might take him seriously. While I may not have totally agreed with Obama politically, one thing is for certain - he was a hell of a speaker.