Donald Trump is an ass, but he's also the id of Republican primary viewers right now. While most of us are horrified by his rude, racist and inaccurate comments about Mexican immigrants, he doesn't really care, even when Univision walks away from a contract with him.
But the man can bloviate alongside the meanest Uncle Liberty with no problem at all, as he did here with Jose' Diaz-Balart.
Diaz-Balart can serve it right back to him with a dash of class and a lot of disgust. Some lowlights:
“I have had tremendous relationships with Mexico for many, many years, tremendous relationships, and frankly that’s very important to me,” Trump said. He went on to say the leaders of Mexico are “far smarter” than America’s and that they’re “totally taking advantage” of the country on trade.
“I’m running for president, I’m at the top of the polls and one of the reasons is that I wouldn’t let that happen to the United States,” he added.
Under a Trump administration, the former reality TV star claimed that the U.S. and Mexico would “cherish” each other. He argued that right now there is a lot of “animosity” between the two countries because Mexico is “making all the money.”
How is this man allowed to run in the prmaries, even? He's a disgrace.
The real estate mogul also condemned Univision for breaking a 5-year contract in its announcement earlier this morning that the Spanish-language TV network would not broadcast pageants from the business Trump co-owns.
“They’re not allowed to do this … they have an iron-clad contract to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe,” Trump told Diaz-Balart. He claimed that Univision representatives in “very high positions” had reached out to him to apologize for reneging on the deal.
“Univision called me and they apologized for what they’re doing because they felt so stupid and so guilty,” he said. “They called like little lambs.”
Next question: How can anyone stand to talk to this guy for more than a couple of seconds? He's horrible. The only decent moment there was when Diaz-Balart told him it was more like Univision telling Trump, "You're fired!"
Still, Trump refused to back down in his interview with Diaz-Balart, claiming that “hundreds of thousands” of people cross through the southwestern border unchecked from regions across the world. Trump went on to suggest that “nobody knows” if terrorists had successfully entered the U.S. illegally.
“You’re going to have terrorists coming through the southern border, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump said.
“This has nothing to do with Mexico other than if you want to become a citizen of Mexico it’s almost impossible and yet Mexico allows these people to flow freely right through Mexico right over our borders and it has to stop,” he added.
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate has proposed building a wall to keep immigrants out. “Mexico will pay for that wall,” Trump said. “The only good news is I know how to build it for the proper price but it’ll be a real wall, it’s not going to be like a sieve where people can walk right through it.”
Idiocracy, we are there.