Trump's Rise is
a Threat to Mexico and Mexicans (La Jornada, Mexico)
side of the issue, the tycoon's aggressive rhetoric has already involve direct
threats against our sovereignty, which include, without a doubt, his promise
to build a border wall between our countries and force Mexico to pay for it. On
the other, the long-cherished desire for a solution to the immigration status
of millions of Mexicans and their descendants who reside in the United States will
vanish with the arrival at the White House of a character like Trump."
The Quinnipiac University poll
published yesterday [July 30] puts real estate magnate Donald Trump in first
place among candidates for the Republicans presidential nomination. With 20
percent support, Trump leads Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (13 percent) and
doubles the support of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who was at the top of
the list of 17 GOP candidates a month ago. On the first day of July, a CNN/ORC poll put Jeb Bush at 19 percent and Trump at 13 percent.
While on the one hand, according to the Quinnipiac poll,
Trump would lose the presidential election to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more
than 10 points, the rise of this conservative businessman is surprising
considering the scandals he's been involved in since the day he announced his
intention to run. Very significant is another Quinnipiac poll thatputs him in
second place in Iowa and New Hampshire, the states where the first primaries
occur and which are, for that reason, key to keeping a candidate's aspirations
Remember that Trump announced his formal intention to run with
a speech containing a xenophobic attack against Mexican migrants - a position
he has maintained ever since. Moreover, he gave voice to other themes of U.S.
conservative thought, such as a rhetorical defense of jobs based on the premise
that the precarious situation of many families is due to economic progress in
other countries, or violent solutions to U.S. disputes with Iran and the problem
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The fact is that his chances in the Republican primaries
have improved, despite the predictions of most political analysts and the seemingly
widespread rejection of his racist declarations on the part of the media and
public opinion. Moreover, although is still considered unlikely that the
Republican Party will hand its nomination to Trump, his rise shows the positive
reception such ignorant and aggressive rhetoric still receives among a
significant segment of the U.S. public defined in recent years by the
ultra-conservative Tea Party movement. This setback puts into perspective the progressive
shift recently observed in the United States, crystallized by events like
Barack Obama's ascent to presidency and the subtle yet perceptible change in U.S.
positions on foreign policy issues like the Cuba embargo and relations with
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We cannot overlook the relevance of this political
phenomenon for our country. On one side of the issue, the tycoon's aggressive
rhetoric has already involve direct threats against our national sovereignty,
which include, without a doubt, his promise to build a border wall between our
countries and force Mexico to pay for it. On the other, the long-cherished
desire for a solution to the immigration status of millions of Mexicans and
their descendants who reside in the United States will vanish with the arrival at
the White House of a character like Trump.