Math is hard — especially for Donald “Sniffles” Trump. On Sunday, Trump ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric and made the dumbest claims since ‘all Mexicans are rapists’:
“But she wants open borders,” Trump said at a campaign stop in Colorado. “You saw that during the debate.. She never talked about open borders. She wants open borders. We could have 600 million people pour into our country. Think of it. Once you have open borders like that, you don’t have a country anymore.”
Hillary Clinton has not once said she wants open borders in the sense Trump claims (her remarks he misrepresents repeatedly were related to energy policy, nothing else). Nevertheless, rather than tell the truth the number actually grew 50 million by nightfall:
“She wants to let people just pour in. You could have 650 million people pour in and we do nothing about it. Think of it. That’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week.”
Clinton has previously promised to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for about 10 million people, but that is a far cry from the total U.S. population. In fact, the current U.S. population is only around 350 million – Tripling that would be far more than Trump’s scary, arbitrary and evidenceless assertion that Clinton would increase the U.S. population more than we have done in the past 238 years.
Trump said Sunday he will have an immigration system based on “merit.” While he was not specific about this plan, The Donald has in the past complained that we just don’t let enough white immigrants into the United States, so one can reasonably assume “merit” is tied to skin color.
“We’re going to have the wall, we need it,” Trump said at a stop in Greeley. “We’re going to have the strong border. But we’re going to have big, beautiful doors in the wall. And people are going to come into our country. And they are going to be proud to come in. And they’re going to come in on merit. We’re also going to take people on merit. People that can help us grow the country. Great people.”
“You know folks, it’s called a two-way street. It’s a two-way street. We need a system that serves our needs, not the needs of others,” Trump said, apparently not understanding what “two-way street” means. “Remember under a Trump administration, it’s called America first. Remember that. You choose immigrants based on merit–merit! Skill. And proficiency. Doesn’t that sound nice?”
Trump and his idiot followers may be stupid enough to believe this, but you aren’t. Make sure to vote on November 8. His fans will be. Watch Trump’s latest bit of stupidity below.
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