Trump Says He'll Change Mysterious Hair Style In White House
Nearly two weeks after declaring during his campaign announcment:
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.... They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.
Donald Trump was asked at the Madison County (Iowa) Republican Roundup dinner what he would do differently if he were elected president. His answer?
I would probably comb my hair back. Why? Because this thing is too hard to comb....I wouldn't have time, because if I were in the White House, I'd be working my ass off.
The UK Daily Mail obliged with a representation of what that would look like.
Two days later, given the opportunity by Fox News's Bill O'Reilly to take back the remarks about Mexicans, Trump declined.
No, because it’s totally accurate.... The border is a disaster, Bill. People are pouring in – and I mean illegal people, illegal immigrants – and they’re pouring in. Three hundred and some odd thousand are in your state jails right now, according to Homeland Security.... In terms of rape – this is an amazing statistic – 80% of Central American women and girls are raped crossing into the U.S.... It’s hard to believe even.
But as Mediaite's Matt Wilstein wrote, Trump completely misrepresented a 2014 Fusion.net article titled "is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream?” The piece chronicles the plight of Mexican women and girls who are raped during their often lengthy journeys culminating in crossing the border to the US. And while it is sadly true that a high percentage of women and girls making the trek are raped, Trump's claim that Mexico is "sending" the rapists across the border is a total fabrication.
One might say ... much like his hair. Or the rest of his celebrity apprentice campaign.