Election 2016 Immigration

Trump Testified Under Oath That Immigrants Are Rapists

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

As you may recall, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump filed lawsuits against two celebrity chefs who backed out of Trump properties after he said Mexican immigrants are mostly criminals and rapists.

Trump was forced to appear in court last month where stated under oath that he did not consider the consequences of what he said and reiterated that he really believes it.

“Did you give any thoughts to the effect that your statement relative to Mexicans and immigrants would have on tenants in your current or future projects?” Zakarian lawyer Deborah Baum asked. “No. No, I didn’t. I didn’t at all,” Trump said. [...]

“I think the media is very dishonest. But all I’m doing is bringing up a situation which is very real, about illegal immigration. And I think, you know, most people think I’m right,” the real estate mogul said as dozens of protesters chanted and marched outside the D.C. law firm where the deposition was held.

He thinks the media is "very dishonest" except he also meant every word of it.

Court documents reveal that chef Geoffrey Zakarian personally contacted the GOP nominee and asked him to retract his comments on immigrants, but he was rebuffed by Trump. Documents also reveal that Trump's daughter Ivanka is just as much of a ruthless vulture as her father is.

Suffice to say if Trump does not win in November we may find him living in Russia next year. No one in America will want to do business with him. Reports indicate that American banks have refused to do business with Trump for some time and Trump increasingly relies on foreign financing.

That may be why Trump puts his own interests and the interests of Russia ahead of our own. Seeking the presidency is a get-rich-quick scheme for Trump.

To what extent is his entire brand on the verge of collapse?

  • Username1016

    It occurs to me that we don’t really have any… board, or court, or anything… nobody whose job it is to rule on a conflict of interest or a disqualifying action or trait, for a presidential candidate. We didn’t have such an arbiter when it came to Obama’s birth certificate, and we don’t have such an arbiter when it comes to Trump’s flirtations with treason. Do we? Would it have to go to the House of Representatives or something? Gah, maybe I should go read the Constitution or something 😛

  • Badgerite

    Has it not occurred to the leadership of the GOP that his financial health being in the hands of foreign interests is itself a conflict of interest that should disqualify Trump from the Presidency. They really are morally bankrupt. Not that I didn’t already know that.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump was deliberately offensive toward Latinos, and two chefs—who knew most of their back-of-the-house employees would be Latinos—withdrew from their deals to operate restaurants in the Trump Old Post Office project in DC, one arguing that as a result, his proposed restaurant would struggle to attract employees and customers.

    Within days, the Trump Organization sued him for $14 million.

    I am not a lawyer and I don’t play one on television, but that seems excessive. And unreasonably quick, almost as if the lawyers had been given a heads-up about Trump’s inflammatory yammerings and potential consequences.

    This is not the behavior of a company run by sane people.


  • “To what extent is his entire brand on the verge of collapse?”

    Looks like “not at all” since no one of any consequence in the GOP has denounced him yet and according to Paul Krugman the Market is betting that this won’t affect his campaign at all. If his campaign remains strong then his business will too. Approximately half of US voters and most of the GOP leadership have officially lost their ever-loving minds.

    • JMAshby

      I was referring to his business ventures, not his campaign. Reports indicate he is heavily leveraged and owes great amounts of debt to foreign creditors. The best analysis I’ve read say that’s why he won’t release his tax returns. The truth is his personal business empire is a house of cards ready to fall.

      • I know you were, but I’m saying that if his campaign continues to succeed, his business will be buttressed or entirely saved.

    • muselet

      Count me in the “not at all” camp, as well. I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that if this lawsuit goes to trial—never a safe bet with Trump—Trump supporters will show their solidarity by buying as many Donald J Trump Signature Collection shirts and ties as they can afford. (The clothes look at a glance to be reasonably well-made, but they’re overpriced for off-the-peg and they’re eye-wateringly ugly.)

      If anything, the Trump brand will get a boost.