Donald Trump, you’re racist and you’re fired!

Published: July 23, 2015
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Reality TV star Donald Trump has announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

Joaquin Guzman also known as El Chapo (meaning shorty) is being hailed as the real Shawshank after a mind-boggling escape from the Altiplano prison through a one-mile long tunnel, an engineering marvel on its own. 

The gravity of negligence on part of the Mexican security officials and seriousness of the flak coped by Mexican Premier Enrique Pena in the wake of an embarrassing escape of the world’s most feared drug lord jibed to the lighter side when American rapper Pitbull took on Donald trump,  after the latter’s racist remarks on Hispanic immigrants.

It all began to simmer when Trump of The Apprentice fame kick started his presidential campaign. He resorted to clichés such as,

“Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I get elected as president, I will bring it back, bigger and better than ever.”

Though, not many espoused the gimmickry.

Mr Trump criticised Barack Obama’s (the first coloured president in US history) leadership vehemently in the wake of the Baltimore crisis garnering media attention, though he mildly disapproved the more recent Charleston church shooting, where the perpetrator was a white fundamentalist. I believe this to be quite hypocritical on his behalf.

Not that I am an advocate of all of Obama’s policies, but Mr Trump must realise and acknowledge that sealing the non-proliferation treaty of nukes with Iran (deemed as the axis of evil by the trigger happy George Bush) and bringing about a much needed thaw in the relationship with neighbouring Cuba (both countries agreeing to opening embassies in their respective countries and  JetBlue airline will soon be starting flights to Havana from New York) are master strokes towards a peaceful coexistence.

Trump’s opinion of bombing the oil fields in Iraq and tackling the ISIS after assuming presidency depicts his destructive mind-set. I reckon he should take a leaf out of Obama’s policy manual where he is keen to garner good relations with Nigeria’s newly elected premier to fight off the scourge of Boko Haram.

Trump’s desire to become the mouthpiece of Republicans came true when he voiced his reservation over Obama’s immigration policies and uttered the following racist statement,

“They are bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists and some I assume are good people.”

Naturally, the statement did not go down well with the majority of Americans who believe in tolerance, respect and coexistence. Even big corporations took offense to his rather puerile comment.

To record their protest, Huffington Post decided not to recognise him as a presidential candidate.

Trump’s famous one-liner, “you’re fired” came a full circle when NBC, Trump’s joint partner for the Miss Universe beauty pageant, severed business ties with the frivolous tycoon. Craft brewery is the latest in line to join the bandwagon of boycotting the ‘Trump’ brand name.

  • marcoselmalo

    Besides the entertainment aspects of Trump’s campaign, it’s a teachable moment. It’s a snapshot of racism in the U.S. today. It’s a portrait of the attitudes that buttress society’s deeper racism.

    Watching Trump run for President is a bit like watching a John Waters movie (the early ones like Female Trouble, Pink Flamingos, or Polyester). I’m waiting with uneasy anticipation for the next disgusting horrible moment. Recommend

  • HaywoodJBlome

    If “El Chapo” in Spanish means “Shorty”, does “El Trumpo” in Spanish mean “Dummy”? Sounds right. Just wonderin’. If not, it should.Recommend

  • Parvez

    That was amusing and interesting.
    Is Donald Trump really all that important ?……he’s been compared to a Vaudiville act amongst other things. He certainly must be the ‘ secret weapon ‘ the Democrats have launched to play havoc in the Republican camp.Recommend

  • cautious

    Intentions maybe honorable but writing needs improvement. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad

    Donald Trump has changed American political horizon completely and already has destroyed all his opponents. There is still lot of time in elections therefore no one knows the outcome but one thing is sure, it will be a very interesting campaign.Recommend

  • Sami

    Everyone is racist in this world to some extent. For example in Karachi everyone call Punjabis as Paindus and Dhaggas, Pukhtoons as Khochas and many make fun of the Internal Sindh population based on their color. Similarly any darker person is looked down upon in Pakistan. Similarly Urdu speaker is looked down upon in Punjab whereas in KP a Punjabi is simply called Daal Khor in a discriminatory manner.

    On the other hand Afghans hate Pakistanis in general ( Especially Urdu Speakers and Punjabis).
    Our neighboring Iran had the most negative sentiment for us. In the middle east our value is not more than a mere slave.
    Our attitude with the Christian population is discriminatory and racist as we simply assign them menial jobs. Also what Donald trump is stating for Mexicans we usually state it for Afghans in our own country.Recommend

  • Noman

    I don’t understand whats the point of writing blog about Trump in Pakistani News paper.Recommend

  • Richard Michael

    This is a bunch of bullshit. TRUMP 2016Recommend

  • IMTIYAZ

    It’s a news outlet and some sections are about the world like in other countries who write about pakistanRecommend

  • http://www.scribd.com/asifameer AsifAmeer_AP

    Its like the Comments section running for the OfficeRecommend