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Catholic take on Pope-Trump frenzy

February 19, 2016

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights

Bill Donohue comments on Pope Francis and Donald Trump:

Earlier today, I commented on how the media like to ask Donald Trump to opine about the pope’s position on immigration, but no one wants to ask Hillary Clinton about the pope’s position on abortion. Now the pope is being asked about Trump’s position on immigration. The pope is making headlines everywhere for saying, “Trump is not a Christian.” But there is much more to this story than what is being reported.

First, the question to the pope inaccurately reflected Trump’s views. Quite frankly, the pope was set up. The reporter told the pope that Trump “wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, thus separating families.” That is patently false. On August 16, 2015, Chuck Todd, on “Meet the Press,” asked Trump, “You’re going to split up families. You’re going to deport children?” To which Trump said, “Chuck—no, no. No, we’re going to keep the families together. We have to keep the families together.” When asked where they would go, Trump said, “We will work with them.” So the pope was misled.

Second, after misrepresenting what Trump said, the reporter asked the pope “if an American Catholic can vote for someone like this.” This is rather amazing: Do some in the media now want the pope to tell Catholics who to vote for!

Third, the pope, unlike the media, was totally fair to Trump. He said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” (My italic.) He added that “I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that…and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.” (My italics.)

In fact, Trump’s official position on immigration lists three principles: “A nation without borders is not a nation”; “A nation without laws is not a nation”; “A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.” The last two principles are never mentioned by the media, thus do they distort Trump’s thinking. The bias, which is as strong on the right as it is on the left, is astounding.

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Dave Francis February 19, 2016


Whatsoever the pundits say goes right over my head, and anything the TV anchors speak additionally about Donald Trump. It’s the people of our great country that matters and not the Pontiff; what happened to separation of church and state? Mexico is NOT our responsibility; we cannot shelter, feed, and care for the whole world. The Vatican already has a huge, impenetrable wall, so does the Israelis and so should we to protect our sovereignty? Then again Fox News, the Wall Street Journal poll means absolutely nothing, until the last votes are counted in the general election. I don’t trust this government or even any of the mainstream, Liberal oriented press. I am voting with millions of hard working Americans who have disregarded for the last 7 years, with little say in stopping the illegal alien invasion.

The nominees for President are great at walking the walk and their great speeches. But when you break Trumps competition down, they have stayed relatively silent about these presidents’ executive orders, about illegal immigration and seem more complicit in their action. Trump spoke up from the beginning of the debates and that’s what the majority of the people wanted to hear–a forceful voice. Trump is has the tough personality we need in the Oval Office, who has the vigor and experience in the business circuit and will not back away from hard decisions. Most certainly he will reshuffle the agencies in his administration and will not play nice with Iran, or any country that thinks they can tread on our flag.

I never heard Senator Cruz say a word in his opening statement about the invaders. Rubio as these two competitors had a positive affection for Immigration Reform or amnesty that has not been focused on. When this administration gives less care to our Veterans and our Senior Citizens, but instead caters to illegal alien families, something is seriously wrong with a Democratic agenda. How can Congress resort to offering advantages to Syrian Refugees or other illegal immigrants when they tell the old people no rise in COLA this year? That unknown numbers of people are living on the edge of poverty?

As for the Republican class they seem to care for being reelected, and played along with Obama to give him everything he needed in the Omnibus budget of $$ two plus Trillion dollars. Not even hesitating when the funding would apply to the welfare of Syrian Refugees, and raising the cap on H-1B and special visas, just to keep their business crony’s happy. Have they soon forgotten there are 93 million American under/unemployed or just given up trying.

All Americans of any skin color, origin–Black, White, Hispanics, Asian and all minorities have been driven from their jobs, by insipid business owners that desire cheap labor. Trump doesn’t see any color, but he recognizes that all the promises from his Democratic and Republican Politicians, will get you nowhere? Across the country Trump has not segregated any particular ethnic group in building his empire. If they had the skill, they were hired to perform the work needed. Whereas Female or male it didn’t matter what the gender, they had equal rights in their profession, to rise to the top of the ladder.

Trump knows the damage that has been done to this country by the Politically Correct crowd and fully aware our future would be governed by the same politicians of the Leftist ideology, to control our lives by offering immense free programs as Bernie Sanders which feed us a good line every time? With both parties run by the Lobbyists for the inevitable Special Interests who want a return on their money Trump has a specific agenda and has paid his way through the launching himself into the melee for President. Jeb Bush has gone nowhere and fading fast, and I would think his money providers are not very happy?

My guess as we move deeper into the primaries, the attack ads, and unethical maneuvers will get stronger and the dirt diggers will look for something in his life before politics. Fortunately trump has proven his resilience to the innuendo’s that have made no impression on him. Trump is a fighter and that’s what we need against soft bellied politicians or antagonists in foreign countries. He will be the strength and endurance for all Americans against the battles to come in Congress. First on his roster will be the complete eradication of every Obamas executive orders, then within months the towering wall will materialize between US and them at the Southern border. Then to be implemented is Mandated E-Verify that business doesn’t like as the illegal workers will start to vanish, as ICE begins new stringent audits. At ports of entry the scanning of individuals will gain momentum, when the biometric system is imposed and the 40 percent OVERSTAY’S become a thing of the past.

I have it in good a good report that the thousands of illegal aliens work in the entertainment industry, which includes Las Vegas, Nevada or in many Casinos and hotels. You cannot tell me regular Americans wouldn’t take a job in the housekeeping services or any job come to that? It’s wrong not for citizens and lawful residents cut out of claiming a job instead of living on public welfare. There are floating casinos in South Carolina, so one should ask how many illegal immigrants work aboard these ships of Myrtle Beach? Its time we begin looking after our own?

Trump is a straight shooter, without the lying formula from some of the contestants, and all the troubles such as renegotiating unfair trade agreements, job loss and companies transporting themselves to other countries will be resolved. Anything that he deems in good stead such as building a new military, the war with the fanatical ISIL, killing Obamacare, that is draining our resources and taking Birthright Citizenship to the Supreme Court to be determined once and for all, and anything that has divided this country. And above all else a return to the statutes of the Bill of Rights, return and make our nation great again.

Dee February 19, 2016

trump is not going to win” bottom line.” The oval office does not need one who lacks respect for human beings, who insults women, who made a circus out of the republican party, who only believes in his own wealth and is hungry for power, whose mind is all about suing and belittling humankind. We need a leader who will stand up for America not only by doing the job as commander in shift but one who under God will show unity and compassion.

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