The head of the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s recent statements on immigration dangerous. “Because when one of the leading candidates for one of the parties talks in an un-American, racist way, it starts to become mainstream, racism can never become mainstream,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Tales from the Trail
By Ginger Gibson and Erin McPike
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has raised eyebrows by arguing that potential undocumented immigrants could be tracked like FedEx packages. But was it just a punch line from the Newt Gingrich playbook?
“I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies,” Amy Poehler’s character on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation once commented.
Donald Trump is using some creative editing to take a fresh shot at Jeb Bush for his support for immigration reforms. In this Instagram video the Republican presidential candidate accuses Bush of supporting the type of policies that allowed illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez to roam free. Sanchez, a murder suspect at the center of the immigration debate, has been charged with killing a San Francisco woman in July. He had seven felony convictions and has been deported five times.
Summer 2015 is drawing to an end, with Bloomberg noting that Donald Trump appears to be more than a seasonal fling and Politico reports that some GOP leader are plotting creative ways to neutralize the prospect of his becoming a third-party candidate.