Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Before speaking to crowd of 20,000, Trump met with Texans who'd lost family members thanks to porous southern border-Daily Mail


9/14/15, "Trump hammers 'this sanctuary cities crap' and jokes about replacing Obamacare with 'Donaldcare' as women CRY with joy while 20,000 enthralled Texans roar for 90 minute speech," Daily Mail, David Martosko, US Political Editor, Dallas

"Donald Trump spoke for 90 minutes to a crowd estimated at 20,000 on Monday night in Dallas, railing against 'this sanctuary cities crap'....

'We've got a president who doesn't know what the hell he's doing!' Trump trumpeted, later mocking President Barack Obama for claiming this year in his State of the Union address that 'no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.'


'The biggest threat we have is nuclear global warming, not global warming,' Trump quipped, referring to the potential for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East as a consequence of a deal Obama cut this summer with the belligerent Islamist nation of Iran.

But the billionaire politician fired his stiffest broadsides in Texas – the ultimate American border state--at illegal immigrants, the 'sanctuary cities' that give them safe haven from deportation, and the pundits who have castigated him for declaring war on them all.

Gang members who are in the U.S. illegally, he pledged, 'will be out of here so frickin fast' if he takes over the Oval Office.

And he returned to the brash rhetoric that made him a household name among immigration watchers, referring to child-citizens born of illegal immigrants as 'anchor babies' before allowing that 'I don't mean to be disrespectful.'

Trump said that just before emerging from the corner of the American Airlines center, where the Dallas Stars hockey team and Dallas Mavericks basketball team play, he had met with Texans who had lost family members to a crime wave brought north by illegal border-crossers.

'Their sons, their daughters – killed by illegal immigrants!' Trump boomed. 'We have to stop illegal immigration!'

Chants of 'USA! USA! USA!' rang out even as a small group of immigrants' rights protesters demonstrated outside.

'We have to build a wall, folks,' he said to a crescendo of cheers. 'We have to build a wall. And a wall works. All you have to do is go to Israel and say "How does your wall work?"' 

The crowd ate up every word, offering deafening applause. Near the back of the main section of floor seats, two elderly women – one white and another Hispanic – wept as they applauded

'I just never thought I'd see the day when someone would say the things he's saying,' Katherine Trevino said afterward. 'We've waited too long for this, and after eight years of Obama – that man! – in Washington, it's not a minute too soon.'

Her companion said in broken English that she didn't want to be named. But she nodded and said she was 'very proud' to be there as Trump 'is saying so many things with courage.' 

Barbara Tommasini of Plano, Texas, wore a dress for the occasion made entirely of photos of Trump.

'I started it at 11:00 this morning,' she told DailyMail.com. 'My husband helped me.'"


Image captions from top:

1. "CROWD COUNT: At night's end the American Airlines Center said 20,000 people streamed into the arena to hear Trump speak," EPA photo

2. "YOUNG AND OLD: Children and grandparents waved signs and flags as Trump took the stage on Monday," Daily Mail photo

3. "ROCK STAR: 'The Donald' has become America's energetic contrarian-in-chief, wowing crowds with talk of a political 'movement' designed to 'Make America Great Again'," Daily Mail photo

4. "The thousands gathered for Trump's second big southern rally hooted, hollered, groaned and booed in unison – and a few elderly women cried with joy." Daily Mail photo
5. "PRAYER TIME: Trump supporters bowed their heads for a pre-speech invocation in the heart of America's 'Bible belt'," Daily Mail photo


Comment: Re: wall on the border, Trump said he'd include a beautiful door in the wall so people could come and go legally.


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