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Chet Ruminski Wrote: Trump is receiving subjective criticisms from both sides because both sides don't like him. Consider the latest issue with the Khan. In my casual survey I have found that "everybody" I talk to thinks the Khan's responded with the DNC speech to something Trump said negatively and directly to the Khan's about their son. And all the press Trump receives is the same way. He is quoted as saying negative things about Mexicans in general when in fact he commented about the possibility that some of the immigrants were violent, felons and otherwise disreputable. The general consensus seems to be that the press, Democrats and Republicans can say anything bad to any degree about Trump. Here is the danger in the vigilantic attitude. At some point Trump can compose and release a list of all the exaggerations. That paper when viewed by the undecided voters can backfire. An objective look at Trump by the undecideds can result in a Trump victory. Hillary's campaign can be passive agreessive or objective. I suggest objective. They should stress on known negatives and not be seen supportive of all the negativity ??? The undecided are that and they need to be swayed in a popular way.
Chet -- I have highlighted part of your text above. Trump's statements leave little room for doubt.
"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, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting." -- Donald Trump speaking at Trump Tower in New York, June 16, 2015, announcing his candidacy for president.
Not clear enough? After three weeks of media hammering him, he put it in writing:
"I don’t see how there is any room for misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the statement I made on June 16th during my Presidential announcement speech. Here is what I said, and yet this statement is deliberately distorted by the media:
“When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (pointing to the audience). They’re not sending you (pointing again). 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. And some, I assume, are good people! But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
"What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc." -- Donald Trump clarifying his prior statements by issuing a written statement.
It would seem to me that Trump's statements are more than the "possibility" that some immigants were violent feleons, etc. He said it quite emphatically. Sure he mentioned, almost as an after thought, that some are "good people". But the media did not misrepresent the essence of his statements.