Not Like Us – Timothy Egan goes after Donald Trump

“In fact, first-generation immigrants have a much lower crime rate than the overall population. As to the rapists claim, whites accounted for 71 percent of all sexual assaults in 2013, even though they are only 63 percent of the population, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Latinos, though 17 percent of the population, committed 9 percent of sex crimes.

In other words, whites are far more likely to meet Trump’s description than Latinos. But don’t expect to hear that statistic, or any other that sets the record straight, during a presidential debate. Whites make up an overwhelming majority of the Republican primary base. You can insult your audience’s intelligence, but not to their face.”

via Not Like Us – The New York Times.

2 thoughts on “Not Like Us – Timothy Egan goes after Donald Trump

  1. The base only wants to hear what the base wants to hear. Trump satisfies their racist, and hateful way of thinking in a style that other candidates aren’t willing too, at least not yet.

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  2. Wow! Egan has articulated quite nicely. I hope candidates–Democrats, Republicans, Socialist, Independents–running for office at all levels will put this column in their playbook. Thanks for posting this.

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