Mexican officials lobbed insults back at billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump, after he said during his campaign announcement that the America’s southern neighbor wasn’t sending the US their best, but rather drug dealers and rapists.
Mexico’s interior minister said Trump was seeking to “generate controversy” when he referred to Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers.
Speaking from Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday against a backdrop of rocking guitar music, the property tycoon announced his candidacy, insulted his opponents, said America didn’t have victories anymore, and launched a tirade against Mexico.
“They are not our friends, believe me…When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems. And they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Donald Trump Presidential Announcement Full Speech, insults about Mexico begins 07:26
He also promised to build a huge wall spanning the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border to keep the third world savage migrants out.
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” Trump said in his speech, “and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Those on social media couldn’t resist another chance to parody the presidential candidate, whose flop of hair became a Twitter sensation when it was first hinted that he would announce his candidacy.
The website El Deforma, the Mexican answer to The Onion, according to the Global Post, ran a cartoon titled “Jurassic Trump,” showing the billionaire with a whale’s body, trying to eat a little Mexican fish.
More than 11 million Mexican invaders live in the US, along with millions of other “Americans” with Mexican roots. Latinos are the US’ largest ethnic group, according to the US Census Bureau, with 54 million who identify as Latino and constitute the biggest threat to white European survival in the US, with statistics predicting that Mexicans will become the new majority in the US as soon as 2040.
Mexico is also the US’ second-largest trading partner after Canada. In 2014, the US exported $240 billion worth of goods to Mexico and imported $294 billion from it, according to government data.
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