Trump decries the Philippines as a terrorist state
A staple of Donald Trump’s disastrous presidential bid has been his unrelenting attacks on those he perceives to be terrorists, but he has jumped the shark.
During a rally in Portland, Maine the faux-billionaire bellowed to the sneering audience, “We are letting people come in from terrorist nations that shouldn’t be allowed because you can’t vet them. You have no idea who they are. This could be the great Trojan horse of all time.”
Note Trump offers no evidence to his use of “could”, but rather prefers the uninformed audience merely take his word.
Maine has been a resettling point for displaced refugees from around the world and Trump pointed to several nations of majority Muslim populations including Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Yemen, Somalia and various others. Trump said of these immigrants:
We’re having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror group.
Such nonsense, which is not based in fact, is the bread and butter of Trump’s campaign. He went on to say individuals from these states are “animals” and “Hillary Clinton wants to have them come in by the hundreds of thousands. You’re going to have problems like you’ve never seen.”
Clinton has never made such a declaration, but facts do not matter to a candidate whose campaign runs on fear and hatred. Nor do they matter to his supporters who are pleased to finally have a figurehead who speaks to their inherent bigotry. Enough Americans need to wake up to realize just how dangerous Donald Trump as president would actually be — before it is too late.
As an aside, a lawmaker from the Philippines has moved to bar the tanned failed businessman from entering the nation.
Watch Trump’s full speech below: