Recently, a slideshow was released describing the trickle down effect Donald Trump’s dream to deport all illegal immigrants would have on America.
This graphic shows that, if he has his way, it would take about 20 years to get his task of deportation finished. Every month during that 20 year time span, there would be 650 busses loaded up with people to be taken back to their native country. But, one thing that Mr. Trump seems to be forgetting is that these people’s contributions to America, are instrumental to how we live our everyday lives.
Those busloads of people are responsible for 11% of food preparation and serving jobs (see ya all day breakfast at McDonald’s), 14% of construction and extraction jobs (goodbye new deck for the summer), and $13 billion in tax contribution towards social security and disability insurances. What gets me the most, is the impact this would have on fruits and veggies. Since 26% of the workers in the farming, fishery, and forestry industries are illegal immigrant workers, the cost of lettuce would go from $1.50 to $8.50, spinach from $1.25 to $7.25, and strawberries from $0.30 to $7.80. As a vegetarian, this makes quite the dent in my wallet. And that’s only an estimate of three products!
Aside from being the cause of those terrible economic consequences, he would also turn America into a business. Let’s not forget that he is a businessman/celebrity entertainer with no experience in the political realm. His idea of solving a problem is to say “you’re fired”. And based on the list of people he doesn’t like, there would be no one left to fire after a week in the oval office.
His Twitter account holds insults aimed at everyone from his fellow candidates, which is pretty standard during an election cycle, to companies and celebrities. Some of my favorite insults are directed towards Samuel L. Jackson for doing too many commercials, Ronda Rousey because she’s not a nice person, and to Macy’s because they are racists. This from the guy who claimed that Mexico sends us all of their drug dealers and rapists.
He also claims to be mad at people, in general, for trying to be politically correct, and he’s upset with the voters for not acknowledging that he funds his own campaign. He does not like Germany, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Iran, Mexico (but we already covered why), New Jersey, Washington DC (the place he’s hoping to be given a house in), or The United States of America. He doesn’t even like the country he lives in. Nor does he like the New Hampshire Union Leader, a paper belonging to the state that just made him the frontrunner of the Republican Party in their primary.
He is also quite the hater of Muslims. After the attack at San Bernardino, all of us felt a little shook up. Heck! After every recent attack, we’ve all been a bit more tense and tried to find something to point fingers at to make sense of it all. Except, not only does Trump point a finger, but he actually uses that finger to viciously poke at things. He has been denounced by world leaders, which, if he is elected, could have God knows what effect on international relations, and even by fellow Republicans. He is against the resettling of any Syrian refugees here in the US, despite their current civil war.
With the campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again”, I fear that this man is not going to make America great again. He is going to make America into a mean, cold, lonely, place with expensive produce. I have overheard so many people claiming they will flee to Canada or another country if he ends up in office. The best we can hope for, if that does happen, is that those countries won’t build a wall at their borders to keep people out.
Featured image via “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0