On January 4, 2016, Donald Trump released his first official political television advertisement. On that day, Trump told CNN that “I am very proud of this ad, I don’t know if I need it, but I don’t want to take any chances because if I win we are going to make America great again.” If by proud, Donald Trump means that using television footage of Morocco somehow equates to Mexicans rushing the US border, then I guess there is nothing more I can add to that.
As expected, Donald Trump trumpeted two specific issues in his first ad, immigration by Muslims and immigration from the US-Mexico border. Obviously, Donald Trump is trying to cater to the lowest common denominator voters in the United States – the xenophobes. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, he clearly lacks a clear understanding of immigration and it shows in his television ad.
Since he clearly doesn’t understand the issue, that is the cornerstone of his political platform, I thought I would take his television ad and point out his obvious lack of understanding the fundamental problems with his rhetoric.
Donald Trump clearly has no clear understanding of the true dangers to the United States, especially when it comes to the ISIS/ISIL terrorists. Trump continues to rely on xenophobia in his quest for the presidency.