Speaking to America’s other self-appointed rape expert named Don on Wednesday, Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion that immigrants from Mexico are mostly rapists, citing an irrelevant article before confidently declaring, “Somebody’s doing the raping.”
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To support his racist, unfounded claim, Trump pointed to a 2014 Fusion article reporting that 80% of Central American migrants passing through Mexico are raped, adding, “All I’m doing is telling the truth!”
Even someone as perceptive as Don Lemon, however, could see that a story about women being raped in Mexico had little to do with the supposed rapist makeup of Mexican immigrants in the United States.
“That’s about women being raped,” Lemon told Trump, “it’s not about criminals coming across the border.”
“Somebody’s doing the raping, Don,” replied Trump. “The thing is women being raped, well, then who’s doing the raping?”
C’mon, Don, Trump is just asking (bigoted, fundamentally confused) questions.
[Image via CNN]