There are many, many things wrong with Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign: his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, the promise to build an impossible-to-build wall across the Mexican border along with shady promises to have that wall paid for by sources who say it will never happen, racism and xenophobia, promises to suppress the media and force the military to do what it’s told…this list could go on and on.
George Takei, however, took on Donald’s inability to just answer a simple question. One simple question can often elicit a circular, nonsense answer from The Donald. For example, Trump was asked what he would do to “bring back the American dream” at a GOP debate. His answer was unnecessarily long considering that it wasn’t really an answer to the question at all.
“Look, we can bring the American dream back. That I will tell you. We’re bringing it back, okay? And I understand what you’re saying. And I get that from so many people, ‘Is the American dream dead?’ And the American dream is in trouble. That I can tell you. Okay? It’s in trouble. But we’re going to get it back and do some real jobs. How about the man with that beautiful red hat? Stand up! Stand up! What a hat!”
Of course, Trump supporters just seem to eat these words up and call them “strong” without ever understanding that he never answered the question. Where is the plan in that statement? What is he actually going to do for Americans in order to “get it back?” He never really says.
George Takei decided to take on the Trump rhetoric with one genius Facebook post that outlines Trump’s inability to answer a simple question.
This is not the first time Takei has taken on Trump’s rhetoric. George Takei’s new musical, “Allegiance,” addresses the issue of Japanese internment camps, which Takei and his family lived in during World War II. Takei hopes that The Donald will come and see the musical so he will understand why banning one group of people from coming to the US or encouraging xenophobia around one group of people is so dangerously wrong.
“[Takei has been] holding open a seat for the presidential candidate since Dec. 10, when Trump called for a halt to all immigration of Muslims.
Takei’s musical is about the internment of Japanese-Americans, including Takei and his family, during World War II that occurred, the actor says, “simply because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor.”
For more on the campaign rhetoric of Trump, see the video below: