So what is the Asian American angle when it comes to writing an editorial about Donald Trump?
Well, there isn’t a specific Asian American angle, but this is what is clear—he is racist.
And that affects everyone.
The list starts with his derogatory comments about Hispanics (not worth repeating here and which is probably common knowledge now due to the initial media backlash and successful Trump hype); misogynistic remarks regarding ideas of female beauty; refusal of the idea of allowing Syrian immigration into the U.S.; and even mocking a handicapped journalist.
And don’t forget the disputable allegations that he saw Muslims celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers on 9/11. “I saw it on television,” he said, “fourteen years ago I saw it on television.” Journalist Joe Scarborough asked why, if so many people witnessed this unverifiable occurrence, no one “can find the video.” Trump responded that “they’ll find something, they’re going to find something.”
Trump’s capability to afford any type of discretion seems to be lacking, or even nil.
It’s hard to gauge whether we should consider his actions as just antics? Or is this serious?
If it is serious, which the polls seem to be showing, there should be concern.
Maybe it is entertaining, amusing.
But it is also scary.
This other reality show he is producing is more frightening than entertaining.
And we have probably already given him too much of our print space. (end)