Trump and the GOP border war

Article author: 
Patrick J. Buchanan
Article publisher: 
World Net Daily
Article date: 
July 7, 2015
Article category: 
National News
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In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar.

Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator from Vermont and Donald Trump a celebrity capitalist and legendary entrepreneur and builder.

What do they have in common? Both have tapped into what the bases of their respective parties believe is wrong with America.

Bernie is the Willie Nelson of national politics, a leftist voice of a working class... But the size of his crowds testifies that he speaks for millions.

Trump’s success comes from the issues he has seized upon – illegal immigration and trade deals that deindustrialized America – and brazen defiance of Republican elites and a media establishment.

By now the whole world has heard Trump’s declaration:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Politically incorrect? You betcha...

The reaction to Trump’s comments has been instructive. NBC and Univision dropped his Miss USA and Miss Universe contests. Macy’s has dropped the Trump clothing line. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is talking of terminating city contracts with Trump.
 
The reaction of Trump’s Republican rivals has been even more instructive. Initially, it was muted. But when major media began to demand that GOP candidates either denounce Trump or come under suspicion or racism themselves, the panic and pile-on began...