What Donald Trump really deserves is the Xenophobe of the Year Prize

Felicia Persaud | 6/1/2018, 9:28 a.m.
So much for all the talk about The Donald being eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize for simply getting a ...
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So much for all the talk about The Donald being eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize for simply getting a date to dialogue with North Korea’s dictator on his nuclear arms program.

With the summit off, so too is that idiotic proposal from none other than a bunch of Kool-Aid drinking, right wing GOPers, who thought it was a great idea to promote such absurdity. What baloney!

What Donald Trump truly deserves is the Xenophobe of the Year Prize. It certainly trumps the award for Stupidest Person in the World and Dotard of the Year.

And so, this week, I take this opportunity on behalf of all immigrants in the United States, to present Donald John Trump, sadly for us the 45th and current president of the United States, with the first Xenophobe of the Year Prize as a sitting U.S. president.

Congrats Donald!

This award is being presented to you for the following:

Consistently delighting your supporters with your racist and xenophobic diatribes that scapegoat immigrants by creating an atmosphere of hate and divisiveness in the country where some whites feels empowered to call the police on people of color; to abuse and threaten immigrants in public like New York City lawyer Aaron Schlossberg and to racially profile American-born second-generation immigrants of color for speaking Spanish or looking “illegal.”

Creating a Nazi-like atmosphere where immigrants and people of color in these U.S. are living in fear.

Empowering already racist immigration agents to round up and profile immigrants across the country, breaking up families and imprisoning immigrants who have committed no crimes.

Threatening to mass deport thousands of immigrants who were protected under DACA and TPS programs.

Putting a policy in place to keep people out of the U.S. based on their religion and only that.

Making up facts to slander all Brown and Black immigrants constantly, such as making up Hispanic names and describing potential crimes they could have committed, such as rape or murder, as The Washington Post reported May 25.

Painting immigrants who enter the U.S. and all immigrants constantly as rapists, criminals and MS-13 gang members.

Claiming that Haiti and some African nations are “shit hole” countries.

Saying Mexico is sending rapists and criminals across the border.

Saying 15,000 Haitians who received US visas “all have AIDS” and 40,000 Nigerians would never “go back to their huts” after seeing the U.S.

Claiming that thousands and not a few hundred Central American immigrants were seeking asylum in the U.S. and leaving them like dogs lying on the Mexican side of the U.S. border.

Trying to paint family migration with the racist term, “chain migration,” and claiming that immigrants who enter through this program and through the green card lottery are “the worst” and that countries are sending terrorists here.

Falsely claiming that many of the young unaccompanied minors let into the U.S. in the past are MS-13 gang members. In reality, out of 50,000 unaccompanied minors who entered the U. S, from 2011 to 2017, only 56 had a demonstrated or suspected affiliation with the gang.

Ignoring cases where immigrants are slaughtered by white Americans, such as the shooting of a Pakistani teen last week at the Santa Fe High School by an American-born teen but painting a picture of immigrants murdering and running amok killing native-born Americans.

Tapping immigration hard-liner Ronald Mortensen to be the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

I can go on, but space does not permit me.

So, I end by again congratulating you on this historic honor.

Hope you will share the honor at your next rally with your tribe of white supremacists, right wing conspirators, zealots, xenophobes and Kool-Aid drinking “Make America White Again” GOP racists.

The writer is CMO at Hard Beat Communications, Inc. which owns the brands NewsAmericasNow, CaribPRWire and InvestCaribbeanNow.