This Mexican-American Politician Told Trump To Shove It… Literally
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) penned the most eloquent and poignant letter attacking Donald Trump on his racism. Vela, who represents the southern coastal part of Texas between Brownsville and Corpus Christi, has had enough of Trump’s horrid comments aimed at Judge Gonzalo Curiel and Mexican-Americans, so he fired back and he fired back hard.
Rep. Filemon Vela began by agreeing with Donald Trump on a couple points.
He agrees with Trump that there should be more done in our country to take care of our veterans, along with working on fixing what the war on drugs has caused.
“I also believe that the Mexican government and our own State Department must be much more aggressive in addressing cartel violence and corruption in Mexico, especially in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas,” Vela said in his letter.
But Vela’s nice words stopped after the first paragraph.
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“However, your ignorant anti-immigrant opinions, your border wall rhetoric, and your recent bigoted attack on an American jurist are just plain despicable,” Vela stated. “Your position with respect to the millions of undocumented Mexican workers who now live in this country is hateful, dehumanizing and frankly shameful.”
Vela went on to say that the presumptive leader of the Republican Party’s plans to mass deport millions is wrong and will only work to bring the U.S. economy to a “grinding halt.”
Trump might think it’s a great idea to build the border wall, but Vela points out just how “asinine” that plan is.
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“The Great Wall of China is historically obsolete, and President Ronald Reagan famously declared, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall…’ while urging the Soviet Union to destroy the barrier that divided West and East Berlin,” Vela wrote. “Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine.”
Also, let’s not forget this is the original border, so that wall idea might need some tweaking.
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“Before you dismiss me as just another ‘Mexican,’ let me point out that my great-great grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather,” Vela slayed, I mean, said. “His grandchildren (my grandfather and his brothers) all served our country in World War I and World War II.”
Vela also points out that many Mexican-Americans have long served in the military. Coincidentally, Trump has a reputation of being a draft dodger.
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“I should also point out that thousands of Americans of Mexican descent that you mistakenly refer to as ‘Mexicans’ have valiantly served the United States in every conflict since the Civil War,” Vela stated.
After dropping knowledge on Trump, Vela then just straight up called the Republican presidential candidate a flat-out racist.
“You have now descended to a new low in your racist attack of an American jurist, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, by calling him a ‘Mexican’ simply because he ruled against you in a case in which you are being accused of fraud, among other accusations,” Vela wrote. “Judge Curiel is one of 124 Americans of Hispanic descent who have served this country with honor and distinction as federal district judges.”
And the representative hailing from Brownsville, Texas, ends his letter saying: “Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**.”
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