Donald Trump is now accusing Mexicans of being responsible for “tremendous infectious disease … pouring across the border.” He accused the Mexican government of “forcing their most unwanted people into the United States” which has become a “dumping ground for Mexico.” “The worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government,” Trump said in a statement he released.

How does he know this to make this type of statement? Does he have a contact inside the Mexican government that gave him proof in some way that their government was conspiring to send their worst people up here?

I live in Mexico for over half the year, and I’ve never seen any indication that their government is involved in citizens crossing the border illegally into the United States. It’s done because Mexican people as individuals decide to do it.

What would Mr. Trump have us do? I guess to him “land of the free, home of the brave,” means turn the United States into East Berlin. That seems to be what he’s advocating for.

You shouldn’t blame your troubles on poor immigrants who come across the border. They’re not powerful enough to create that type of trouble. He’s trying to say that they’re bringing diseases. I live in Mexico for over half the year, but I get sick more often here in the United States than I ever do there.

-Jesse Ventura

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