Donald Trump is in the news for offending a reporter.
This is why Americans love Donald Trump and honestly, while I don’t support his candidacy, this is why I hope his campaign does remain near the center stage. Trump’s candidacy may very well be able to stem the tsunami of political correctness that threatens to scuttle our free-speech loving nation. For the last few years we’ve been mired in a culture run by despotic speech police who are constantly announcing their offense at some new imagined sleight. Into that context steps the utterly un-PC Donald Trump to smash those idols of political correctness and to announce ‘ain’t nobody give a damn’ about your feelings.
And America is eating it up.
It seems likely that the vast majority of us have grown tired of the constant whining from leftist twerps about their feelings being hurt by random comments from celebrities, politicians and business people. Trump is our avatar of release. He stands on the cultural stage and bellows at the top of his voice, “We Will NOT be Cowed by You Speech Terrorists Any Longer!” And we (yes, even those of us who don’t necessarily want to see him as President) love him for it. He says what we all wish we could say and he does it unapologetically and with a smile on his face. He is the ultimate anti-PC happy warrior.
The most recent example of his affinity for this fight came earlier this week when Trump was speaking about the problem of “anchor babies” when a reporter in the crowd suggested the term was offensive and that instead Trump should refer to them as “The American-born child of an undocumented immigrant.”
Here are his comments on anchor babies:
Now watch the confrontation over his use of the term “anchor babies.”
Reporter: “Are you aware that the term ‘anchor baby,’ that’s an offensive term? People find that hurtful.”
Trump: “You mean it’s not politically correct, and yet everybody uses it?” he said. “So, you know what? Give me a different term. Give me a different term. What else would you like me to say?”
Reporter: “The American-born child of an undocumented immigrant.”
Trump: “You want me to say that. OK, No. I’ll use the word Anchor Baby…. Excuse me. I’ll use the word Anchor Baby.”
God Bless Donald Trump. He is going to drag our media kicking and screaming into the un-PC future!
I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump says, does or believes, but I certainly admire his willingness to speak what he believes in a direct and unapologetic manner. I hope he never changes.
But I also hope he doesn’t get the nomination.