Donald Trump got high praise from comedian Jackie Mason recently when the veteran comic appeared on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio."
Trump has gotten a mix of responses lately for his outspoken views on immigration. He lost some business partners and gained the ire of what appears to be the entire country of Mexico when he announced his candidacy.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said when he announced his run for president. “They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
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Many have flocked to support Trump, saying that he is simply saying out loud what needs to be said.
“So this guy just saved thousands of lives by the fact that he has such a big mouth and tells the truth,” Jackie Mason said of Trump.
Donald Trump is not just catching flak from liberals over his statements, but also from members of the party he hopes will nominate him to run for president. He has particularly gone head to head with Jeb Buch and Marco Rubio over his statements about Mexican immigrants.
Jackie Mason says establishment Republicans “can’t tolerate” Trump’s outspoken attitude “and they are making him into the clown.”
“They are the clowns!” Mason shot back.
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Mason further argued that the GOP “stinks because all of the Republicans have accomplished nothing, and they talk about all of these issues and do nothing about it for a whole lifetime.”
Mason says Donald Trump made everyone uncomfortable, but it had to be done.
“And as soon as he dramatized the issue (of illegal immigration), they got panicky and the only guy that made sense disturbed them and it panicked them. Because it proves that they are doing nothing, and he’s accomplishing something by telling the truth.”
“And he’s making a fool out of them by being honest. And an honest person is intolerable amongst thieves.”
Some are of the opinion that Trump may be good for the party because he says out loud the things that other think silently. But that does not mean he can win the primary, much less an election. When asked about Trump's actual chances of being elected, Mason was positive.
“There’s no question about it that not only does he stand a chance, but I see it as very strong possibility that he is going to bury all of them, and he is going to come out the big winner.”
Mason then said what many are saying about Trump's run and outspokenness.
“The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back.”
Donald Trump tells the most obnoxious, over-represented, ill-informed voter demographic "the silent majority is back!"
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