There are a thousand things that Donald Trump has said since be began his run for President that you can criticize. There are a thousand reasons you can hate the man. You can call him a racist, which I believe he is or you can call him misogynistic, which he is, or you can call him crazy, which many believe.
A lot of people have made the case that he doesn’t have the temperament to be our next President. His utter disdain for anyone who disagrees with him that has shown through his frequent and childish tweets proves this point itself.
But, if you really want to understand if a person truly understands complex issues, there is one issue that points out that Delusional Donald cannot and is unwilling to understand complex issues. That issue is immigration and especially Muslim immigration.
At first, Delusional Donald called for a complete ban on all Muslims from immigrating to this country until “we can understand how to properly vet them”. Many people were quick to point out that was unconstitutional. He didn’t care.
Then, he said that we wouldn’t put a total ban on Muslims, but rather we would only ban Muslims from “countries that are known to export terrorism”. Of course he meant only countries in the middle east. But, then he said we would have to look at France too because of the terrorist attacks there recently.
But that also leaves other western European countries in the lurch as well. For example, most of the terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks came from Germany. Would his ban on Muslims coming from “countries known to export terrorists” include Germany as well?
The real kick in the teeth comes from his belief that “Muslims from countries that are known to export terrorists” includes thousands of Muslims from Iraq that have risked their lives helping our troops.
Thousands of Iraqis have worked as interpreters for our troops, diplomats, and even media personnel. Radical fringes in Iraq consider these people as enemies who deserve to be killed. Many of them in the past have received visas to resettle in our country. These Muslims are not terrorists, they are real heroes who have risked everything because they wanted to help us and their country.
Because these people are Muslim and live in Iraq, Trump considers them as “potential terrorists. Ryan Crocker, a veteran diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, sees them as heroes.
I don’t see Iraqi… interpreters as some kind of refugee. I see them as fellow veterans. They fought with us and they are in jeopardy as a result. Somehow to categorize incredibly courageous and selfless individuals as an enemy is just a betrayal of what we stand for as a people.
One former interpreter who now lives in the Unites States and uses the pseudonym “Ahmed,” because some of his family remain in that country said that Iraqi militias and armed groups “would probably pay money to identify interpreters who have worked with American forces. Most of those interpreters, when they worked, they didn’t really consider religion as part of their job. They worked based on what’s wrong and right, and decided to be on the side of the right… these people don’t deserve to be… left abandoned.”
The problem is not just with Trump and his policy plans. The problem is also in the U.S. Senate which dropped the reauthorization of Afghan interpreter visas from its annual defense policy legislation. If this problem isn’t fixed when Congress returns, we will be abandoning people who helped us in Iraq.
Crocker in comparing this action with the ban on nationalities to the Chinese Exclusion Act of the late 19th century said:
The signal all this sends, whether it be a failure to reauthorize a certain piece or a ban on certain nationalities, sends a chilling signal all around the world about what you can expect when you help Americans. And next time when we have a contingency, it’s going to be a little harder to get help.
He further said this was “morally, in precisely that category.”
When politicians begin to talk about immigration, they always take the easy way out by saying things like “securing our border” and deporting undocumented immigrants, or banning certain groups of people from certain regions or countries.
However, policies are far more complex than just the words you want to say to rouse up support. As we have discussed before, words have consequences. If Trump does ban Muslims from countries like Iraq, he will effectively be signing the death warrant of thousands of Iraqis and their family members who did what they thought was right and helped us.
Trump’s campaign has been asked several times about this issue, and they have yet to give any response to those questions. What new?
Donald Trump has proven time after time on issue after issue that he does not fully understand the complexities of today’s real world. This isn’t the 1860s and he is not part of the Know Nothing party. He is supposed to be the Republican Party’s Nominee to become our next President.
Quite frankly, he is proving that he is incapable of performing that job. Whoever becomes our next President will likely go down as a great President or a poor President. But, I for one, would at least like to have that person at least have a clue. Delusional Donald is proving over and over again that he doesn’t have a clue.
He has become the flip-flop master of this campaign. The only thing he has been consistent about is his delusional belief in the “wonderfulness of himself.” Yet, he whenever he opens his mouth he shows just how un-wonderful he really is. I believe his inability to understand complex issues disqualifies him from being our next President.