The Twitter account of Donald Trump is certainly a lively one. Now Trump has deleted a retweet that went live on Donald’s Twitter account at 7:39 p.m. on July 4, but not before plenty of folks got a screenshot of the tweet. The tweet itself, which was a retweet of a tweet from the account of Ron Heilbron, can still be seen in Google’s cache of the Twitter page.
The tweet was a response to the criticism Trump faced when Donald called immigrants rapists and not the best of what Mexico has to offer. Trump conceded that he assumed some Mexicans were good people — but the totality of his comments drew fire from Hispanic Americans and those of other races.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs; they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume are good people.”
In the wake of the inane comments, Trump’s fellow 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb shot back with a response to “The Donald,” with Bush stating that surely Trump wasn’t stupid enough to assume all Mexicans — illegal or not — were rapists.
That’s when the tweet about Jeb liking “Mexican illegals because of his wife” became relevant. The tweet also caused Trump to lose his business dealings with Macy’s, NBC and Univision, reports Time.
According to The Wrap, Trump’s incendiary tweet about Jeb’s wife Columbia — who is of Mexican descent — was live on Donald’s Twitter account for 24 hours before Trump thought better of keeping the remark there. Trump may have deleted the tweet about “Mexican illegals,” but Heilbron has not deleted it from his Twitter account as of this writing.
— Rob Heilbron (@RobHeilbron) July 4, 2015
America Ferrera wrote “Thank You, Donald Trump!” for Huffington Post, a tongue-in-cheek article urging all Americans to voice their dissent against Trump’s views by showing their voting power against him at the polls. Another view of the issue about anti-Mexican sentiments also took off on HuffPo.
As reported by the Inquisitr, other racial political issues outside of Trump’s latest tweets include President Obama saying the N-word when discussing overt versus covert racism — and how issues go deeper than words into belief systems.
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