Since Donald Trump announced his run for president on June 16th of 2015 we have all witnessed his meteoric rise to political stardom as from the start he has been saying everything the American people want to hear. From bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas to addressing the illegal immigration issue, Trump seems to have the answers to all of the problems plaguing our country. There’s only one problem, what experience does this individual have that truly makes him a viable candidate to become leader of the free world.
I agree it can be easy to get caught up in much of Trump’s rhetoric as he plays on the emotions of the American people much like what many liberal Democrats do and it is essential we all look past the emotional aspect of what he speaks about and get at the heart of what it is he stands for. We must vet Trump like we would any other candidate vying for the office of the president and be sure we hold him accountable. As is the case we must look into any and all allegations regarding his stance on things like immigration, a topic he speaks very strongly about.
The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump, who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views.
I get it that the source in question here is indeed the liberals beloved New York Times but nonetheless the Donald did an interview with them and I don’t necessarily think they would just make up the possibility that they have in their possession a recording like this. The question then becomes do that have the balls to release this recording. Just recently there reports surfaced that Trump intends to consider lobbying to have libel laws changed in this country as much of the reporting on him lately hasn’t been what one would call positive. This would be the ultimate test as of late, a test that would really shed some light on Trump’s true colors with regards to how he would address a media outlet that would be willing to release some truly damaging audio against him.
Trump appeared on Hannity last night to address the concerns brought about by the New York Times and yet again we are met with his typical vagueness. Trump never really seems to get at the heart of the issues, he constantly speaks in platitudes explaining that we’re just going to get it done. Never does he say how we are going to get it done, what the ramifications would be to the American people to fund said projects, and what the exact long term goals of the project include.
“The New York Times is claiming today that they had an off-the-record conversation with you in January,” Hannity started.
“We had a board meeting, it was off-the-record, suddenly they leak it, it’s all over the place,” Trump said.
“They said it’s negotiable on the wall,” Hannity said in reference to Trump’s stance on Mexican immigration and his oft-stated promise to build a border wall.
“By the way it is negotiable. Things are negotiable,” Trump said. “I’ll make the wall 2 feet shorter or something.”
Trump was quick to add that the negotiation does not include nixing the idea altogether.
“Building it? Not negotiable.”
“Would it be negotiable about the 11 million?” Hannity pressed. “Maybe let some people stay if they register in a period of time?”
“I would say this,” Trump answered. “We will work out some system that’s fair, but we either have a country or we don’t. We need a border. We need a wall.”
So Trump is upset with the sudden leak from the New York Times, well Mr. Trump welcome to politics. You want to run for President this is what you’re faced with and you simply cannot run around here crying about how you want to change libel laws because you don’t like the news coverage about you. And Trump finishes his time with Hannity like he does most of his speeches, concentrating on one of the issues that is near and dear to the American people, building the border wall. I truly hope that if elected he is able to do what he is promising. I guess we’ll find out.