Donald Trump took his unstable behavior to a new level by “joking” in the middle of his New Hampshire rally that Mexico is coming to attack the United States.
As a plane flew overhead, Trump said, “I respect Mexico, and I respect their leaders. What they’ve done to us is incredible. Their leaders are so much smarter, so much sharper, and it’s incredible. In fact, that could be a Mexican plane up there. They’re getting ready to attack.”
Trump’s “joke” revealed the temperament and worldview of a paranoid bigot who is not fit to be president. Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee of one of the two major US political parties, and he was joking about a nation attacking the United States. This is not the behavior of a person who should be commander-in-chief.
Donald Trump views Mexico as the enemy, and he is appealing to voters who want to blame immigrants for what may have happened in their own lives. Trump continues to demonize other countries and immigrants at every opportunity. What stands out about his unscripted remark is that what the man who is leading the Republican Party is doing is not a cynical political strategy. Donald Trump believes in the racism and bigotry that he is spewing.
Every time Donald Trump speaks without his teleprompter, it is a guarantee that he will let his real character show, and what Trump revealed in New Hampshire today was a level of divisiveness and unpreparedness for the presidency that makes him a danger to the people of the United States of America.