Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has a new hobby: trolling Donald Trump and he is doing an amazing job. Reid put out a press release in response to the Republican presidential candidate’s incredibly stupid idea to create a new test for refugees who wish to come to the United States.
Since Donald Trump wants to impose new tests on immigrants, he should take the one test every immigrant has to pass to become a United States citizen. He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government. The fact is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.
The Nevada senator said that in his thirty years in office, he has “found no experience more rewarding” than watching newly minted American citizens raise their hands and take the pledge during naturalization ceremonies. He goes on to say that unlike the immigrants who come to this country, Trump has done nothing to “make America great” and then lists many of the ways Trump has failed at life:
Unlike immigrants, Donald Trump represents none of the qualities that make America great. Immigrants work hard to get here and become Americans, while Trump inherited everything from his father and works hardest at Tweeting insults and ripping off hard-working people with two-bit scams.
Immigrants renounce all loyalty to foreign interests, while Trump plays footsie with Putin and invites the Russian government to launch cyberattacks against our country.
Immigrants pledge to defend America against all enemies foreign and domestic, while Trump insults Gold Star parents like Ghazala and Khazir Khan, and war heroes like my friend Senator John McCain.
Immigrants pledge true faith, while Trump lies about giving to charity.
Immigrants work hard to build better lives for their families, while Trump was born on third and thinks he hit a triple.
Immigrants work hard to learn American history and civics, while Trump appears ignorant of basic facts about this country.
Indeed, the naturalization test is just one part of the process immigrants undergo to become citizens, but Trump would almost certainly fail that test.
Immigrants make America great. Trump makes America small, petty and mean.
Reid is absolutely 100 percent right. Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans do not represent this country and they certainly do not make it great. Trump is a loudmouth bully who attacks people who he views as weak. He stands in front of thousands of people and spreads fear, hate, xenophobia, racism and misogyny. He has built his presidential campaign on the backs of immigrants and their families, while white supremacists look at him with admiration.
I, like Senator Reid, doubt that Donald Trump could even pass a basic 10 question citizenship test. Maybe that should be one of the rules of the debates.
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