In Mexico, Trump looked utterly presidential. Now we’ve seen it, and the mainstream media can’t make us un-see it.
Trump told the Mexicans he would build that wall. President Pena Nieto agreed, and even appeared to make symbolic or rhetorical concessions to Trump, on the border and trade agreements.
In a single visit, for a few hours, Trump managed to move the needle.
Then Trump flew to Arizona for a massive rally. His speech about immigration was longer than an hour, as it often is. The guy is 70, but he has the energy of a 40 year old. (Hillary Clinton is 69, but as her closest aide Huma Abedin says, it’s important that Clinton has her daily nap…)
As I show you clips of Trump's speech, ask yourself: Is there anything here that could possibly be called radical, let alone racist?
Is a wall radical? Israel has one. So does Mexico. And shouldn’t America (and Canada) have the right to choose who immigrates, based on language skills, job skills, cultural skills?
If you can, show me the racism and the fascism in Trump's message.
Because I see something very different...
NEXT: For more on this topic, Democrat and journalist Mickey Kaus ("The Kaus Files") checks in from Los Angeles.
THEN: For a round up of Alberta political news, I turn to broadcaster Dave Rutherford.
We discuss the PCs trying to derail Jason Kenney, Brian Jean’s “joke” about Notley, the by-election in Stephen Harper’s old riding and more.
FINALLY: Your feedback to me about last night’s show!