If it’s true, as many believe, that Donald Trump feeds on conflict and thrives on controversy, then the 2016 presidential contender should be riding high and happy after what a powerful Democrat political machine just tried to do.
As Western Journalism reported on Wednesday, Trump announced that he would be taking his campaign for the White House to another location where politics is dramatically changing the country — the Texas border with Mexico.
Never hesitant to fan the firestorm that’s arisen over his remarks about illegal immigrants and America’s neighbor to the south, Trump fired up his huge social media following with word that he would be “seeing some really brave people” during his visit to the Laredo area. Those “people,” it was assumed, would be border control agents who have long complained about the near-impossible task they face every day.
But now, as Breitbart News reports, the big union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents — a powerful labor group that almost always supports and promotes liberal causes and Democrat candidates — has told its members not to give Trump the guided tour of the border he was expecting.
“Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC),” says Breitbart.
One Border Patrol agent who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity said, “The union has largely appealed to the public for more attention to the dangers posed by illegal immigrants who cross the border, so it’s strange that the AFL-CIO side would take lead and try to hurt a presidential candidate for saying the same things the union always says. This kind of crap is why I left the union.”
And how has Trump reacted to the union’s insistence that its members not meet with the GOP presidential candidate? Has The Donald indicated any change of plans?
CNN reports that, despite the AFL-CIO’s last-minute non-cooperation, “Trump still plans on visiting the border with other agents, his spokeswoman said, and will address a group of law enforcement officials at an event after the tour.”
As Trump heads to Texas for the border tour that his campaign promises will go on, the Associated Press — in what is apparently supposed to be a straight news report and not an opinion or analysis piece — is taking the angle that Trump’s “charging ahead” with plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border “promises new challenges for the GOP’s years-in-the-making push to attract Hispanic voters.”
In an article just published on various news sites, including ABC News online, the AP tries its best to characterize Trump as a callous troublemaker and strategy disruptor for an embattled Republican Party and paints Trump’s statements about the problems with illegal immigration in overly broad terms.
Trump has gone beyond the party’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, calling immigrants who cross the border illegally “criminals” and “rapists” and accusing Mexico’s government of deliberately sending felons into the U.S.
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