Television Personality And Real Estate Developer Essay

767 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Since television personality and real estate developer, Donald Trump, announced his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election on June 16, 2015 at Trump Towers in New York City, using the slogan “Make America Great Again”, he has made racist comments about Asians and African Americans and has expressed an Islamophobic attitude. He even went so far as to mock New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms. Trump claimed to have no relationship with Serge and did not know about his disability but the reporter countered with a statement that he had already interviewed Trump twelve times and, at one point, was even on a first name basis with him. This Republican candidate has also insulted prisoners of war by refusing to call them, especially Senator John McCain, war heroes despite the torture that they have to endure at the hands of the enemy. However, the most salient of his bigoted views have been directed towards Mexican immigrants including the insinuation that they are criminals, rapists and drug smugglers. As a result of his narrow-minded commentary, he has faced serious ramifications including the decision of NBC and Univision to not air the Trump-owned Miss Universe Pageant, the choice of NASCAR to move its annual banquet from the Trump National Doral resort in Miami, Florida, the dissolution of Macy’s distribution of his signature clothing line and a review of his New York City’s contracts ordered by…

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