Donald Trump made headlines for his comments about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign speech on June 16.

In his speech, Trump addressed Mexico for "sending people that have lots of problems" to America including rapists, drug cartel members and other criminals.

In his defense, the billionaire TV personality and entrepreneur went on to say, in an interview with Business Insider, that the U.S. border and government are too weak because they are not run by smart people.

Trump's become notorious for his slanderous comments and abrasive reputation throughout his career. This time, with the disapproval of America applying pressure to his cynical presidential campaign, it's only a matter of time before his narcissistic political intentions burst right before his dark meddling eyes and dingy toupee.

I understand that in this country, and some parts of the world, money buys power and influence. But many public figures need to realize that as they trade in their privacy for luxury, there is still accountability and standards that need to be upheld.

Although America's immigration system has been scrutinized because of its loopholes manifesting with the issues of undocumented immigrants and the expensive route for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens, this country would not have been able to expand historically and progressively without immigrants.

According to the Migration Policy Institute and ABC News, Mexicans have been the largest immigrant group since the 1980s.

The average costs and fees that most immigrants face when applying for citizenship can reach nearly $15,000.

Instead of Trump judging a group of people based off his own narrow perception, he should have posed solutions for some of the risks that many Mexican and other immigrants face, such as poverty or the trudging process of becoming naturalized citizens.

America's history has leaned on the intricacy of immigrants weaving their culture, diversity, innovation and education throughout the fabric of America's complex.

Without famous immigrants such as the German-born physicist Albert Einstein, the Trinidadian activist Stokely Carmichael and Hilda Solis and Cesar Chavez, both children of Mexican immigrants, where would this country be?

The very foundation of the country that Trump claims he can become the better leader of was established by immigrants.

But it looks like the tables have turned for the former host of the reality show The Apprentice.

With major corporations that once carried the Trump legacy such as Macy's, NBC and Univision pulling the rug from underneath his hogged platform, America and the Hispanic community have finally started convening on Trump's fallible reputation.

Trump, I think the majority agrees on this one.

"You're fired!"


Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at

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