When the billionaire belches or has a bad hair day, the news media stops to ponder what he means.
The past two weeks, Trump voiced his opinion about Mexican immigrants and the repercussions for his comments have hit him in the pocket book.
In case you were hiding under a sombrero, Trump said this about Mexico and illegal immigrants crossing into the United States:
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.
Of course Trump could be easily referring to the less than exemplary conduct of many American citizens. But he was not and very specific about where he perceived the problems were coming from.
The question is why do we care what he says about illegal immigrants?
Politicians in particular need to remember that illegal immigrants are not citizens of the United States and need to quit defending how they have entered the country.
And though Trump’s comments may appear to go over the top, his sentiment is appealing to many Americans who in this age paranoia of terrorists hiding in our own back yard just want the borders properly monitored and sealed.
The news media and politicians have become apologists for bad behavior because it is politically popular at the time. Both parties are courting Hispanics and therefore for very obvious reasons have decided to defend illegal immigrants (or African Americans who run from the police).
There are many reasons people should not vote for Trump (or Clinton or Bush) but his comments have struck a positive chord with many Americans tired of corporations, the press and politicians ignoring bad behavior to win the votes and consumer monies.