No surprise here.
The New York Daily News and other media are reporting that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocked Asians with broken English while speaking about China, Japan relations at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa.
Saeth the News:
“Negotiating with Japan, negotiating with China,” Trump said during a Tuesday speech in Dubuque before folding his hands over his middle.
“When these people walk in the room, they don’t say, ‘Oh, hello! How’s the weather? It’s so beautiful outside. Isn’t it lovely? How are the Yankees doing? Oh they’re doing wonderful. Great,” Trump continued.
He put on an exaggerated scowl.
“They say, ‘We want deal!’” he bellowed.
The crowd rewarded him with laughter.
Trump did his stand-up routine the same day he took to Twitter to trash rival Jeb Bush for making a reference to Asians while discussing “anchor babies.”
The term, used to describe the U.S.-born citizen children of undocumented immigrants, is widely considered a slur.
Trump has refused to stop using the term and supports a legal challenge to “birthright citizenship.”
After Bush said he was referring specifically to “birth tourism” services patronized by wealthy Asians who want to deliver children in the U.S., Trump let loose.”
Here’s the video of Trump’s Iowa speech.
Trump has clearly hit a chord with millions of working-class Americans with his tough talk about economic competition with Asian nations. He also characterizes himself a self-made bootstrap Republican. Guess his supporters are giving him a pass on the fact that Trump launched his business career as the scion of one of New York’s wealthiest property development and management families back in the 1970s.