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Opinion
Ricardo Castillo
Ricardo Castillo Donald the Menace In the meantime, Mexicans are on the alert as to the increasing victories and popularity of who is deemed a bigot and a demagogue
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Donald Trump’s constant threats against Mexicans and Mexico are gaining support to the point that some people in Mexico are taking the threats of making Mexicans pay for the ominous wall he’s proposing very seriously.

In fact, Trump has said it out loud that he would even be willing to invade Mexico in order to force the Mexican government to pay for the wall.

President Enrique Peña Nieto is listening and paying heed to the threats, which keep gaining support, but thus far he’s only recognizing that this is all political campaign hoopla that will fizzle out once the November election in the US settles the score.

But still November is far in the offing and in the meantime people in Mexico are getting scared because they are seeing a face of the USA they were unfamiliar with.

In fact, just over the weekend throngs of opinion leaders are comparing the discourse Trump is using to promote his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination to that used by both Hitler and Mussolini in pre-World War II.

A demonstrator holds an anti-Trump newspaper during a demonstration to protest actions of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in New York March 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

A demonstrator holds an anti-Trump newspaper during a demonstration to protest actions of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in New York March 13, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Lest we forget Hitler ran on an anti-Jewish platform in which he even told the crowds of supporters that Jews were not German citizens.

Trump has tongue leashed Mexicans to the hilt and has portrayed us as the enemy to hate and beat. And all the problems he is confronting when faced with genuine protesters who bust into his rallies – wherever they may come from – “it’s got to be the Mexicans again.”

The fact that people in Mexico are taking this verbal onslaught seriously is also a turn of events as Donald Trump has become a true menace to national integrity if elected president of the United States, a possibility that is becoming more real as the days go by and “Donald The Menace” keeps gaining support and sympathy from a disgruntled side of American society.

Mexican opinion leaders are even seriously considering a push-comes-to-shove situation in which the potential of a bi-national conflict may occur.

The possibility of seeing Trump as president of the USA is not a far-fetched one as he’s thus far proven that he is being listened to be a large sector of a society that feels betrayed by President Barack Obama. Trump has even stated that Obama shouldn’t be president because “he was born in Africa.” Of course, if you read between the lines you may come up with the true racist meaning of the tirade and that is that having a black president is just intolerable.

The only true force that may stop Trump is the Democratic Party where there is a surge of a left-wing oriented counter offensive spurred by the Bernie Sanders candidacy. For the most part it is not far-fetched to say that the Hispanic vote will go to Hillary Clinton, but for the meantime, the Clinton-Sanders bout is very similar to a boxing match, in which she can’t knock out Sanders for good and with one blow. Staggering and punch drunk, Sanders keeps coming out of his corner for the next round.

In the meantime, Mexicans are on the alert as to the increasing victories and popularity of who is deemed a bigot and a demagogue, but then again, didn’t Hitler lead Germany to self-destruct in a pointless war against Jews and the world, including the United States?

Donald is indeed a menace to us all.

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