As you may have seen, heard or read, Donald Trump has recently snubbed President Obama. Supporters are deflecting the action. And Anderson Cooper is apologizing? Why?
Donald Trump is a business man with no political experience, reports BBC News. How far-fetched is that statement? Not far-fetched at all, right? He’s known for his arrogance and straight-forwardness. He really doesn’t seem to have a filter. And that seems to be his advantage, as well as his disadvantage.
In recent Donald Trump news, during his rally in New Hampshire, he wasn’t exactly unaccepting of the comments made by a so-called Obama basher in the audience. Trump went on record to mention that he liked the guy. According to BBC News, the man at the rally made the following statement.
“We have a problem in this country called Muslims. We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American…we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”
Instead of refuting the hate-charged statements from the questioner, Trump laughed and commented accordingly. Trump debated that “bad things” were transpiring and that he’s looking into fixing them.
However, that didn’t set too well with other parties, as well as some of the other Republican runners. What kind of foresight does that offer candidate Donald Trump? If he openly laughs at “hateful rhetoric,” as reports BBC News, what could be expected when hate-crime laws and rulings need to be upheld in their legitimacy and standards? Will they be reformed or overlooked? Vetoed? Ignored?
As can be seen in the interview with Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump supporter Andy Dean — former president of Trump Productions — stated that Cooper’s interpretation of Donald Trump’s speech was inaccurate. Although Cooper and Dean went back and forth, as reports The Blaze, Dean stated as follows.
“That’s not accurate at all. It’s not accurate that he said we’re going to be looking at Muslims like you just said. He said, ‘we’re going to be looking at that’ — potential training camps. You may laugh it off, but there are potential reports of Muslim radicals. Once again, not Muslims, but Muslim radicals.”
Andy Dean claimed that the guy at the rally was a “lunatic” and that’s why Trump laughed it off. But was it Muslim radicals being addressed or all Muslims, period? This was where Anderson Cooper became “rude.” The reporter felt offended and began questioning the supporter’s experience with Muslims. (If you are familiar with Cooper’s work, you know he’s spent an extensive amount of time in Middle-Eastern countries and is familiar with the culture of the area and extremism.)
After a few moments, Donald Trump’s supporter bowed out, due to Cooper’s interruptions. Post-break, Anderson came back on-air and apologized for his “rudeness.” He also sent a message, worldwide, via Twitter.
I apologized to a guest on my broadcast tonight because I was rude. I hate rudeness and I am disappointed in myself
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) September 18, 2015
Although Anderson Cooper apologized for his unprofessional behavior, Donald Trump seems less likely to do so. Muslims are not the only people he has singled out during his campaign. He has alienated the Hispanic American community, particularly Mexican Americans, for his controversial comments on illegal immigrants. Yet, as Trump has mentioned in many speeches on the issue of illegal immigrants, “all of them are the problem.”
According to the Migration Policy Institute, 29 percent of the approximated 11 million illegal immigrants don’t come from Mexico or Central America. Is Donald talking about those immigrants as well? Or just, as the politically-incorrect would say, “Mexicans?”
As reports the institute, 14 percent of illegal immigrants come from Asia. The other 15 percent come from Caribbean, South American, African and European countries. The other 71 percent comprise from Hispanic nations. However, as studies show, it’s mostly the second-generation immigrants that are exhibiting criminal traits, as they adjust to American standards. As can be seen in the Pew Research infograph via Washington Post, second-generation crimes are still not as high as American crimes. Yet, according to Trump, all such individuals should be deported?
Trump’s immigration plan would cost $12,500 per individual deportation, as reports MSNBC. Call it “deportation tax.”
With approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, the total cost would be around $137.5 billion. Interestingly enough, polls are actually against Trump’s idea. And, much of the Republican party has different thoughts about the concept than its front-runner.
— PewResearch FactTank (@FactTank) September 16, 2015
What do you think of Donald Trump as a potential president? Are his appeals mostly emotional, rather than being backed by solid information? What if he were to treat this country’s policies like some form of The Apprentice? Do you think Anderson Cooper should’ve apologized? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.