Gary Johnson ripped into Donald Trump this past Friday over Trump’s plans for America’s immigration policy.
Johnson suggested that Trump is only watching the Summer Olympics, currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to see “how high Mexican pole vaulters can jump.”
Johnson was referring to the Republican presidential nominee’s plan to build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, a wall which Trump and his minions parade as being the answer to illegal immigration.
In Johnson’s satire, however, Mexican Olympic pole vaulters could thwart Trump’s plan to use the wall to keep Mexicans out of the United States.
As Johnson said:
‘I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight. He’s seeing how high the Mexican pole vaulters go.’
The construction of Trump’s proposed wall is coupled with the deportation of the over 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States.
Of course, Trump’s “plans” are ludicrous. He has asserted that his administration would somehow compel Mexico to pay for the wall — a claim which the Mexican president has flatly denied.
Johnson is one of many to pick apart the sickening racism openly found in Trump’s “policies.” As Johnson noted, the millions of Mexicans and immigrants of all nationalities living in the United States without proper paperwork aren’t a threat to the United States.
No, rather, these millions of people are working and giving members of American society. Many, if not most of them, are well on their way to having proper paperwork towards the aim of being properly documented in their roles in the United States.
As Johnson put it:
‘They are hardworking people that have come into the United States and they have to come in illegally because the government can’t provide them an easy way to get in legally.’
Trump, though, won’t hear any of it. Rather, he continues to run his campaign on the notion that the undocumented Mexicans living in the United States are a serious threat and are “rapists, drug dealers, and criminals.”
Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, running alongside Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld. Both men are former governors with a long history in politics.
The Johnson/ Weld ticket must reach 15 percent in national polls in order to be included in the nationally televised presidential debates that will commence within weeks.
Johnson has identified being included on the debate stage as key to his strategy to take on the two candidates who are ahead of him in support, the Republicans’ Donald Trump and the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton.
For now, Clinton remains in the lead. Johnson is only a few points shy of 15 percent, however, and the Trump campaign’s viability continues to plummet as it is held up to general election scrutiny.
The very real possibility that Johnson appears on a debate stage alongside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remains.
After that happens, should he in fact make it to the debate stage, it’s anybody’s guess if Johnson can ride the massive tides of anti-Trump and anti-Clinton sentiments to win the presidency.
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