Trump’s One Chance
Donald Trump was visibly seething as Hillary Clinton and her pet journalists“moderating” the second presidential debate piled on. In what was turning into more of a roast than a debate, it looked like we were going to get 90 minutes of Trump being hammered for talking bawdy in a private conversation more than a decade ago.
And then Trump unleashed. In a performance his supporters have been begging him for, he rescued his campaign with a savage attack on Hillary Clinton’s corruption, incompetence, and enabling of her husband’s sexual misdeeds by attacking his female victims. The visual of women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault was a powerful optic to counter the faux outrage about Trump’s dirty talk [Trump wanted to put Bill Clinton’s accusers in his family box. Debate officials said no., by Robert Costa, Dan Balz, and Philip Rucker,Washington Post, October 10, 2016].
It was what Trump needed. But it’s not enough to secure victory. Once again, incredibly, immigration was not the dominant issue at the presidential debate. Trump can hardly be faulted for failing to bring up the subject more than he did: he was forced to counterattack in every direction. The responsibility for suppressing the immigration debate lies with the Lying Press.
Which is especially unforgivable in light of last weekend’s revelations from Wikileaks that Hillary Clinton does in fact favor explicit “open borders.” She can hardly be expected to admit this, because, as we also learned in these documents, she openly says it’s important to have both a “private and a public position” [‘Honest Abe never lied. That’s the difference between him and you.’ Trump’s explosive attack on Clinton over her leaked speech about different ‘public and private positions,’ by Geoff Earle, Daily Mail, October 10, 2016].
The Clinton campaign is trying to claim that Hillary’s Open Borders remark really applied to “energy policy,” but this questionable claim will not bear up under even slight scrutiny. And, of course, she’s already endorsed, if only to black and Hispanic journalists, the Full Merkel.
It seems like ages ago, before the revelation of the Trump tape, but it was actually only late last month when the Clinton campaign seemingly committed itself to the radical position that the entire world has the right to move to the United States:
Donald Trump had said, “We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, through a process… No one has a right to immigrate to this country. It is the job of a responsible government to admit only those who expect to succeed and flourish here and really be proud of what they’ve done and where they came from. They have to love our country.”
In that quote was the fundamental principle: There is no right to immigrate to the United States.
Shortly after Trump’s speech, the Clinton campaign in Ohio tweeted out the story of a Libyan who came to the Unites States on a student visa in 1994, was not able to renew it, and simply stayed in the country illegally. He didn’t exactly live in the shadows, settling in Dayton and founding the Islamic Federation of Ohio and the Islamic Center for Peace. After two decades, he received permanent residency in 2015. In the story, headlined “Donald Trump would have kicked my family out of the country,” the man’s son, whose name was given as Mohamed G., wrote, “There was no way that I could let a person that disrespects my father and other immigrants win the White House.”
On Monday, the Clinton Ohio campaign tweeted Mohamed G.’s picture with Trump’s quote, “No one has the right to immigrate to this country.” The campaign added the comment: “We disagree.”
[Clinton campaign: Yes, world has ‘right’ to immigrate to U.S., by Byron York,Washington Examiner, September 22, 2016]
But Clinton does not have to worry about the Main Stream Media. Not only was she never questioned on her immigration policy, “immigrants” were only brought up as one of the official victim groups Donald Trump had supposedly insulted.