Over the last week, we’ve been reporting on the controversy surrounding the comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement last week.
In his speech, Trump slammed the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico, saying it has become a huge problem.
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” Trump said, much to the outrage of liberals everywhere.
Outraged by his comments, the Spanish-language television station Univision immediately announced that they would not be broadcasting Trump’s Miss Universe pageant this summer. Days later, NBC followed suit by ending their relationship with Trump, which they had built for over a decade. Soon after that, Macy’s and ESPN also announced that they would be cutting ties with the controversial mogul.
Last Tuesday, the hosts of the Miss USA competition both abruptly quit, leaving the July 12 pageant without a host. Mexico also dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant as a boycott of Trump and his comments.
The back news has continued today, and now it’s not only coming from liberals. According to Conservative Tribune, the Republican establishment and their wealthy donors are making moves to ensure that Trump will be banned from the GOP debates. Apparently, the wealthy Republican establishment is upset that Trump has been rocking the boat, since they are bent on maintaining the status quo.
“Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trump’s access to the first presidential debate in early August,” the Associated Press reported.
“Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, ‘If Trump’s going to be on the stage, I’m not going to be on there with him,'” Jordan told the AP. “I’m toying with the idea of it.”
Other GOP donors have been calling for unity and an end to “Republican on Republican violence” between the candidate. They believe the candidates need to focus on beating the Democrats, instead of attacking each other.
“Our candidates will benefit if they all submit to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment, ‘Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican,’” wrote donor Foster Friess, a supporter of former Sen. Rick Santorum, in a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “If they drift off the ‘civility reservation,’ let’s all immediately communicate that to them.”
The establishment of both political parties hates anyone who shakes things up, and Trump is definitely doing just that. It remains to be seen whether the GOP establishment will succeed in banning him from their debates.
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