Why aren’t the other GOP candidates standing up to Trump and his #hatespeech?

Donald Trump’s cynical appeal to Americans’ worst instincts is shameful. But what’s more shameful is that the other GOP contenders don’t have the guts to stand up to his hateful rhetoric, whether its hate speech aimed at Latinos (Mexicans in particular), Women, War Heroes or others. Jeb Bush hasn’t even defended his own wife’s Mexican-American heritage and is now using the despicable term “anchor babies” to describe American children born in the U.S.  Bobby Jindal, who is an American citizen only because of Birthright Citizenship opposes Birthright Citizenship. And now, Ben Carson, the “smart guy” in the class, is talking about using drones at the border to stop illegal immigration–forget the fact that the border is secure and illegal immigration is at it’s lowest point in 40 years.

Most experts say that there’s little chance Trump will be the GOP nominee. But most experts also thought he was finished when he went after John McCain’s war record. Or when he claimed Megyn Kelly was mean to him because she was menstruating. Yet Trump’s dominance in the GOP race has not changed. He’s remains the clear Republican front runner and the face of the party.  And now others in the GOP pack–Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal–are veering sharply to the right to compete with him.

This is no joke.

About David Leopold
Past President American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), In-the-Trenches practicing immigration Attorney, Blogger, Activist, Photographer, Educator, World Traveler. All opinions are my own.

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