July 02, 2015

Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

Rebel Staff

Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water.

The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers.

Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

A barrage of critical headlines and negative publicity ensued - and Macy’s, NBCUniversal and Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster of the Miss Universe pageant, of which Mr. Trump owns 49 per cent, severed their commercial ties with the Republican contender shortly after.

In an attempt to justify pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores, which have been sold at Macy’s since 2004, the retail giant released the following statement:

“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans [and] Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation."

“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the statement continued.

But what about President Obama’s frank admission that some “gang-bangers” are crossing into the United States via its borders? Few media outlets have mentioned the President’s remarkable turn of phrase.

President Obama, holding a town hall meeting at Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, made the comment in response to an audience member who asked if there are plans to expand the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, for “sick migrant people”.

Addressing the audience in shirt sleeves, President Obama said:

“We were very clear that the Affordable Care Act didn’t apply to people who are not here legally - and that’s the law.

“We should not be encouraging illegal immigration. What we should be doing is setting up a smart, legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families, but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are gang-bangers, or criminals, that we are deporting them as quickly as possible, that we are focusing our resources there, that we are focusing on a strong border.

“We have made improvements on all of those fronts, but we could be doing even more if we have immigration reform.”

President Obama continued, sparking a direct response from Mr. Trump.

Posting to his ‘realDonaldTrump’ Instagram account, Mr. Trump said:

“There are few occasions on which I agree with statements made by President Obama, however, his statement today reflects the serious problems associated with illegal immigration and the inability of politicians to secure our borders.

“The media and others have attempted to distort Mr. Trump’s remarks and portray him as a racist, when his remarks are far less controversial than President Obama’s.

“Where is the outcry from the liberal mainstream media demanding an apology from the President?”


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commented 2015-07-24 19:14:13 -0400
Hmm, Bathhouse Barry mimics Trumps “illegal immigrant” comments and the media is quiet. News reporters go silent around Barry or they go to, sleep with da fishes. Only good and happy praise can be said about glorious leader. So glad I’m not Murican.
commented 2015-07-07 23:45:12 -0400
The mainstream media is not neutral.
commented 2015-07-06 13:45:05 -0400
Trump is absolutely right, if people cant figure out what he was saying and are butt hurt by that, thats just too bad for them, the rest of us have it figured out and agree with him. GO TRUMP!
commented 2015-07-04 23:20:37 -0400
I think Trump is going to make this work for him, it won’t take him down. People are sick of Obama’s non existent border, and lack of any respect for the sovereignty of the country. Reasonable people, do not want open immigration,and understand that Trump was only speaking of the bad actors coming across into the U.S. If you can’t document them you can’t keep the crim’s in check. This is just being used by the left to try to take Trump down. I think it will take more than that.
commented 2015-07-04 19:20:07 -0400
Just keep your feet out of your mouth.
I like his snappy and accurate comebacks, e.g., the interview with Don Lemon – CNN.
He sure makes it interesting.
commented 2015-07-04 00:44:19 -0400
Obama. Man, what he says and what he does and you know he believes, are so conflicting. He says what he thinks will fly and then does what ever, as if no one is paying attention. As far as I’m concerned he is a bad man, with bad agenda.
If I only had two choices I would take Donald over Barrack any day.
commented 2015-07-03 13:09:56 -0400
Well, Donald. He’s left, you’re not. He’s black…ish, you’re not. He’s an activist who’s never had a real job, you’re not. He’s rich, but you’re richer. You’re screwed.
commented 2015-07-03 10:12:44 -0400
Vids don’t work. That said…. do not under estimate the Donald. The people of the States are looking for a strong leader.
commented 2015-07-03 10:02:45 -0400
It is unlikely Donald Trump will win the presidency, but that’s OK because he has a much more important role to play – as a role model for the rest of the GOP presidential candidates and as a voice for certain basic minimum standards of morality and fair play. His outspoken honesty will kill him in the end politically, but those concepts he is espousing will not be silenced by the sociopathic elites of the chattering classes!
commented 2015-07-03 02:01:44 -0400
Despite all his wealth & accomplishments, Trump is a little rusty around the edges & says things that could be better worded, but at least he has the guts to say them. The lefty media are in bed with Clinton & Obama so they will always get a pass no matter what. They are twisting his words like they always do when referencing someone on the right & they know it. They don’t have the decency to tell the truth & the voters watching & listening to these people take everything as gospel. Same goes for Canada. If you only watch CBC, CTV, GLOBAL, etc, & never hear the other side then you believe that to be the truth. By the way, as for the video, even after I signed in like it asked for, I still could not view it. It was probably a video on Trump announcing his candidacy & the other…..Obama making his “gang bang” remarks.
commented 2015-07-02 23:34:14 -0400
Donald Trump’s best strategy would be to pay little heed to the haters. His Twitter posts are rife with comments by apoplectic haters and they way overpower the positive comments. But the extent of hate replies one gets for one’s ideas is an inverse measure of positive impact. Donald Trump is refreshing and entertaining. He’s strong and he has a plan.

The USA could do worse and Americans know it.

Latin Americans don’t want Honduran gangsters coming to their neighbourhoods via Mexico. They aren’t stupid degenerates like the Trump haters would have us all believe.
commented 2015-07-02 22:55:15 -0400
I don’t believe that Trump is a racist or sexist or disgusting. I find him refreshing. He has the guts required to break from the usual political script to say the things that many of the still silent majority think.
Trump is flamboyant and somewhat irritating, but he is pushing the envelope and lots of people on the other side of the aisle are angry,befuddled and perhaps a little frightened by the thought the masses could be inspired by Trump .
commented 2015-07-02 21:54:07 -0400
Too bad no vid. Yes the left hate Trump. They hate his success, and are afraid of him. I’m not saying he is the best pick for pres. but there is no way he deserves this vitriol. He could have said it better, but what he said is true. He did not call all Mexicans rapists, murderer’s and criminals. He is talking about the crim’s coming through unfettered. He even said he loves the Mexican people, and I believe him. Now Macy’s is snubbing him. He is dead right about the border. Obama wants it open. Trump would secure it no messing around. You want in, do it legal, that is all he is saying.
commented 2015-07-02 21:40:18 -0400
Well,I hope The Donald keeps kicking some serious @$$…..he’s obviously having large fun saying what some other GOP contenders wish they could say…..but Trump doesn’t give a fat baby’s butt so he can sound off at will….and it’s large fun watching him.
commented 2015-07-02 21:16:50 -0400
Unable to see the vids – says I must log in… I am logged in :(
commented 2015-07-02 19:57:36 -0400
Clearly ‘The Donald’s’ remarks are no less controversial than those made by others. From his running mates through to the President, little of what Trump said surpasses these sources. While it is unlikely that Trump will ever be President, it will be interesting to see how his ‘up front’ and straight to the point statements will focus his running mates on these issues that should be addressed directly instead of danced around as they are now.
commented 2015-07-02 19:54:31 -0400
Peter said: “Both videos posted here come up as “This video is private” for me.” Hi Peter. Similar response…..asking me to “sign in?”
commented 2015-07-02 19:52:04 -0400
Obama can do no wrong. Why? A: He’s a lefty B: He’s black. Everyone knows that only white conservatives are evil! (Sarcasm Intended!)
commented 2015-07-02 19:15:51 -0400
Muslims are often refugees, but a small (and significant!) percentage are criminals and extremists. What’s the difference between that and what Trump has said? Both are the truth….

…but I forget — truth is sacrificed to “political correctness”…
commented 2015-07-02 19:06:19 -0400
With all the so called liberals cancelling Trumps line of clothes. Since we know the illegal immigrates don’t have money and since the middle class are the people who buy Trumps clothes THEY SHOULD BOYCOT THE STORES spend their money elsewhere
commented 2015-07-02 18:44:50 -0400
“But what about President Obama’s frank admission that some “gang-bangers” are crossing into the United States via its borders? Few media outlets have mentioned the President’s remarkable turn of phrase.”

Well of course! Obama is a left winger, so he can get away with just about anything because the media is left wing, but Trump is right wing, so anything he says is ripped apart in the media. This is the standard duplicitous hypocritical left. It is the same in Canada. The left, by-and-large, are duplicitous and hypocritical no matter where you go.
commented 2015-07-02 18:38:20 -0400
Both videos posted here come up as “This video is private” for me.