Mansplaining Trump to Mexicans

PRESIDENT TRUMP is not a popular man in Mexico.

If I had a MAGA cap, and I wish I did, I would not wear it on the street. You may recall that I ordered a Trump coffee mug via eBay after the presidential election. Someone at Mexican Customs smashed it, put it back in the box, and sent it on to me.

I glued it back together as best I could, and now it sits proudly on my desk as a pen-and-pencil holder. Trump’s grinning at me as I write this.

Mexicans’ attitude toward Trump is understandable. Were I a born Mexican instead of merely a made one I probably would dislike him too. It’s human nature. The stuff he said during the campaign was pretty harsh, but he was campaigning like Teddy Roosevelt, and what he said was for American consumption. It worked!

On a couple of occasions, I’ve had Mexicans ask me what I think about Trump. I tell them I voted for him, and then I provide this analogy:

How would Mexicans feel if, instead of the two Gringo-infested havens of San Miguel de Allende and the Lake Chapala area, there were literally hundreds of San Miguels sprinkled across Mexico?

And these hundreds of San Miguels were infested with Gringos who lacked visas because they had entered Mexico via tunnels, climbing over fences and swimming south over the Rio Bravo, dodging the law.

And how would Mexicans feel if these millions, literally millions, of illegal Gringos, most of whom spoke no Spanish and had no interest in doing so, were fond of marching in our streets waving American flags and demanding their “rights”?

I’ll tell you how Mexicans would feel. They would be apoplectic. Of course, this would never happen because Mexico would not allow it in the first place.

Mexicans are not that stupid. We would deport you.

If Mexicans want to get angry at the election of Trump, and they decidedly do, they should know who caused it. They need only look into a mirror. They themselves caused it with their lawless, decades-long border invasion. That plus the collusion of the vote-grubbing Democrat Party and the acquiescence of the numbskull Republicans.

Mexicans and the two corrupt U.S. political parties created Trump.

You did it, amigos. Nobody else.

27 thoughts on “Mansplaining Trump to Mexicans

  1. This is a keeper. Really describes the issue. As I’ve commented here before, if the U.S. simply translated and adopted Mexico’s immigration laws, Libs’ heads would explode at how strict they are. Like minimal, provable income.

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    1. Steve: Mexicans embrace a scandalously double standard on this matter. They think it’s their God-given right to sashay into the United States whenever they feel like it with no hindrance whatsoever. But, as you note, foreigners moving here have to go through a tight process, or you’re shown the door lickety-split. They will unceremoniously deport you, as they should. Exactly why we let all those Central Americans enter in the south and pass through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border is not exactly clear to me. Maybe it’s caused by a black sense of humor.

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        1. Steve: I’m here to serve. I edit (clean up) comments here relentlessly. Being a former newspaper editor, I am emotionally compelled to do so. I never change what’s being said, just how it’s said. Spelling, grammar, etc. The Moon has the prettiest comment section on the internet.

          Your comments are almost always perfect. Others, well, not so much. But I love those folks anyway.

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  2. Days after President Trump was elected the woman who mops my floors came to mop my floors. One of the first things out of her mouth was “Hmmph, Trump does not like Mexicans.” We had a discussion with her mostly listening as I explained (told) her about the Mexican Immigration System. Has never been mentioned again.

    What would you think if I copy and pasted this to FB with or without credit?

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      1. I didn’t credit as you certainly don’t need some of those people on here. I have deleted most of them. I posted yesterdays video and one of the marchers went ballistic. Such anger…

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  3. I am generally apoplectic when I think more than three seconds on the subject of Trump. It’s a significant understatement to say I dislike him and his policies. However, I do try to understand his waning appeal. Your post helped me understand how other folks feel about all things Trump.

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    1. YaYa Girl: I am glad to have been of service. However, if you think that Trump’s appeal is waning, I believe you are quite mistaken. As time passes, and more Americans realize how much blatant misinformation and downright lies they’re being fed by the media, plus the positive effects of Trumpian policies, he will grow more popular by the day.

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      1. Unless you believe it’s all fake news, the polls show that Trump has stayed in the 30th percentile as far as those who approve of him as president. It’s been that way for quite some time. Far worse is the belief among U.S. citizens that he is unstable or hasn’t the temperament to govern as head of the executive branch. Until he stops sabotaging himself I don’t think those numbers will get better. He can’t go more than a day or two without remarks about *hithole countries or other senseless insults.

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        1. YaYa Girl: Polls on the eve of the presidential election had Trump with nary a chance of winning. He was going down! And yet, he won. The polls were very wrong, so one must take polls these days with the proverbial grain — or sack — of salt. But I do believe that more than half of Americans, inexplicably, hold a negative opinion of the president. How not? With the nonstop Trump-bashing of the media and with most people paying little attention to much more than reading Facebook, watching Instagram and endlessly taking selfies.

          Some nonpartisan group recently did a study, the results of which showed that an astounding 90 percent of media reports on Trump since he was inaugurated were negative. Just 10 percent were positive. Of course, an anti-Trumpian would say that’s because he’s dreadful. I, on the other hand, see it as an ongoing hit campaign.

          As for the shithole comment, which he denies ever saying, by the way, quite a few nations deserve the label. Trump is a new breed of president, one we’ve not encountered in many, many a decade. He does not do PC. He speaks to the people who elected him, and he speaks like the people who elected him speak, and we love him for it.

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          1. I agree that Trump is a new kind of president. Mussolini was a new kind of leader for Italy. The public loved the crude fascist dictator until he was executed in front of a firing squad.

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  4. I couldn’t agree with you more, Felipe! My wife hates Trump, but I try to explain, kind of similar to what you’ve done here, that her country would NEVER allow me or any Americans to overstay a visa and live there for years and years. I went through the visa process there (FM3) and I know firsthand. The first time any authorities caught wind of that you’d be OUT.

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    1. Mike: My wife was a bit ambivalent about Trump at the get-go. The Mexican news media badmouths Trump endlessly, so that’s the information Mexicans get about him. But I’ve pretty much opened her eyes about the situation. She is quite smart after all.

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  5. And I bet there weren’t too many women’s marches in Mexico although Mexico seems a lot more of a mysogynistic society. Trump triggered Mexico with his comment about ‘bad hombres’ sneaking into the USA which was absolutely true. It wasn’t meant to imply that all Mexicans are bad hombres but that’s how they took it. With a record number of murders last year there are obviously a lot of bad hombres out there. But the media mocked by posting pictures of bad hombres the hairstyle which I’d never heard of. I’m not sure why so many people get so triggered by the mere mention of the word, “Trump.” If I was a psychologist perhaps I’d be able to explain it. Last year my cousin visited from Europe and she asked me what I thought of Trump. When I said that I’m hopeful and willing to give him a chance she got upset and started to walk away… without her purse ! A fight-or-flight response. Strange times we live in.

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    1. Brent: As is widely known among the intelligent, the left — in spite of their droning praise of diversity — aren’t interested in the slightest in diverse opinions if they differ from what they consider acceptable.

      A politically conservative friend of mine and her husband stayed three months last year in San Miguel, a cauldron of left-wing Gringos. One day they met a couple who seemed simpatico. They were invited over for supper one evening. At some point during the meal, my friend mentioned something positive about Trump. Their new “friends” promptly told them get out of the house. True story.

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      1. I’m not surprised by that response. When confronted by opinions that don’t jive with their worldview, lefties either walk away in a huff or get in your face and start screaming and spitting. Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real thing. I’m not sure if there’s a cure.

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        1. Brent: Conservatives are far better mannered than lefties. We are well-bred and considerate. There are exceptions, of course, as there are to everything, but they are few and far between. We’re just nicer people.

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  6. At one time it was considered good manners not to discuss politics or religion at the dinner table. As church attendance drops, politics and climate change have become the new religion for many. If you don’t share the same belief system you are branded as ignorant, heathen or infidels by the media and the pope in Rome.

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  7. I don’t know if some of my Mexican acquaintances are just wearing another mask or trying to please me, but five of them have told me they are quite fond of President Trump. And they hold their ground when I tell them I am ambivalent about them. They have been very interesting discussions.

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    1. Steve: They would, of course, be in the minority. But I had one fellow speak relatively positively about the Great Donald, and I think he meant it. It’s more likely you were getting the Octavio Paz treatment.

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  8. Felipe,

    No, no, no! It was the Russians who put Trump in the the White House, not the Mexicans! LOL.

    Regards,
    Troy

    PS. Clearly I’ve fallen woefully behind in reading your posts. I’ve got a lot I’d like to say in response to your Athiests post too but seeing all of the comments already I fear it would fall on deaf ears and closed minds.

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    1. Troy: Falling behind The Moon is to lose out on life. To be avoided!

      Oh, yes, weigh in, please, on the atheist hubbub. My mind is not closed, and I am not deaf. I am a fun person.

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      1. Felipe,

        Twas not you I was worried about. Was all of the commenters. However, given your invitation to go ahead and respond, I will gather my thoughts and post them soon.

        Regards,
        Troy

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