4 thoughts on “The fake president visited our state…

  1. White man's burden says:

    At one point during his campaign stop in New Mexico Monday, Trump called out Steve Cortes, who serves as a member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council, from the podium. “He happens to be Hispanic, but I’ve never quite figured it out, because he looks more like a WASP than I do,” Trump said. “But I tell you what, there is nobody that loves his country more or is Hispanic more than Steve Cortes. Nobody loves the Hispanics more.” [turns to Cortez off-camera in the audience] “Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” [unintelligible answer – Trump turns back to camera] “He says the country. I don’t know. I may have to go for the Hispanics, to be honest with you. We’ve got a lot of Hispanics. We love our Hispanics. Get out and vote.”
    Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1173781130635620352

  2. ¡Ay, caramba! says:

    …OUR Hispanics?

    The war between the United States and Mexico (April 1846–February 1848) stemmed from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim). It resulted in the United States’ seizing more than 500,000 square miles of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean, which amounted to one-third of Mexico’s original territory from its 1821 independence. This territory included Santa Fe de Nuevo México, a province of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and later a territory of independent Mexico. Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848 between the U.S. and Mexico the population became citizens of the United States. The first Spanish settlement in New Mexico was founded on July 11, 1598 (The first English colony in America was founded in 1620).

    Province of New Mexico when it belonged to Mexico in 1824

  3. Mike says:

    “…Then, shouting across the arena to Cortes, the president said, “Nobody loves the Hispanics more. Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” Although Cortes’ answer was inaudible, Trump’s suggestion that he might have dual loyalties was at best bizarre and at worst offensive. It reflects the false, bigoted mindset that Latinos are less than fully American because we stay connected to our culture, language, and traditions. If this is how Trump speaks publicly about Cortes, imagine how he speaks privately about the many Latinos who are not his loyalists.
    On Tuesday, Cortes said on Twitter that the president’s phrasing was “awkward,” that Trump was “joking,” and that “Critics should stop imputing malice where there is none.” Cortes’ response was entirely predictable, as he has a history of defending virtually anything Trump does. That doesn’t make Trump’s record of anti-Hispanic bias go away. Remember when he was so impressed that a Border Patrol agent spoke “perfect English?”
    …Underneath its spectacle, Trump’s New Mexico rally only confirmed a sad, ugly truth. This president is unwilling to see Latinos — even his own supporters — as full Americans. And especially during Hispanic Heritage Month, that’s nothing to celebrate.”
    “In New Mexico, a phony amigo” By Raul Reyes (The Hill 9/21/19) https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/462440-in-new-mexico-a-phony-amigo

  4. Footnote says:

    “The next candidate for statehood” by Rose Cecil O’Neill (1874~1944)
    O’Neil was an American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer. She built a successful career as a magazine and book illustrator and, at a young age, became the best-known and highest-paid female commercial illustrator in the United States. Illustrations by O’Neill were featured in a September 19, 1896, issue of True magazine, making her the first published American woman cartoonist. She also earned a fortune and international fame by creating the Kewpie, the most widely known cartoon character until Mickey Mouse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_O%27Neill

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