Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Do we need any more proof that Donald Trump is a lying moral degenerate? Trump just blasted out on Twitter that the people of California are unhappy revolutionaries.

What Trump ignored on his way to yet another ignorance-filled rant is that the people of California have consistently said they are pretty happy with Governor Brown. In fact, a statewide survey in November found that more than 70 percent of Democrats - and about half of the state's voters overall - want the next governor to pursue Governor Brown's agenda. This includes the majority of young voters, Latinos and those with college degrees; i.e. California's future leaders.

The moral degeneracy of Trump is made abundantly clear with his comments that California's sanctuary cities are somehow crime infested "breeding" zones. Chris Cillizza's "The Point" picked up on the reference and ran with it today.

Here's the key point to remember. There is absolutely no empirical evidence that immigration increases crime in the United States. In fact, data shows that youth born abroad are less likely than youth born in the United States to be criminally active. Focusing on the Republicans bogeyman in California, an American Law and Economics Review paper concludes that Mexican immigration has no effect on violent or property crimes (a point that was backed up by Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood in our recent documentary, American Migrant Stories).

So, yeah, Donald Trump lies as easily as he breathes. The worst part is that he wraps his lies up in the morally depraved world that he lives in, and his supporters don't care.

- Mark

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