By Harry C. Alford
NNPA Columnist

It is no coincidence that two of the top three Republican candidates right now are non-politicians. The American people are becoming frustrated in the typical career politician. Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are blazing a trail in most states and they haven’t even gotten into full gear.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) isn’t that worried about Carson. They believe they have the Black vote wrapped up no matter who they put in front of us. What is scary to them is the fact that Donald Trump keeps rising in the polls no matter what he says or whom he offends. The Donald is telling it like it is and keeping it real. He has his own money and is not beholden to anyone.

When he says something insulting, the push back doesn’t phase him. He double downs on his point and most of the time he is convincing. Personally, I like him as a leader and someone who depends on his own skills and holds himself accountable. That is no typical politician looking for blame and excuses all the way to the polls.

The DNC can’t figure him out and they are trying in earnest to throw some kind of scandal on him. They think they can turn the Hispanic vote against him. Oh yes, they are all calling him a racist for saying our Mexican border is immoral and filled with rapists. They say how could he speak against Hispanics in this matter?

Yet, he does not lie. According to the very Democratic-leaning Huffington Post: “As the number of Central American women and girls crossing into the U.S. continues to spike, so is the staggering amount of sexual violence waged against these migrants who are in search of a better life. According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent according to an Amnesty International report.”

“This year alone, immigration authorities expect more than 70,000 unaccompanied minors to come through the United States unlawfully, the majority of whom are from Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The number of unaccompanied Central American girls caught at the Southwest border has rapidly outpaced the number of boys, according to a July Pew Research study.

“Through May, the number of unaccompanied girls younger than 18 caught at the US-Mexico border increased by 77 percent…Rape can be perpetrated by anyone along the way, including guides, fellow migrants, bandits or government officials, according to Fusion…The assaults are so common that many women and girls take contraceptives beforehand as preventative measures.”

The above is quite credible and the proof is real. However, the DNC is acting like Trump is a bold face racist liar. One of the pit bull media outlets being unleashed on him is Univision, the Hispanic television station. Univision has dropped the annual Ms. USA Pageant that is owned by Trump in protest. The funny thing, it is Univision that owns the Fusion outlet that broke the story and has documented it. This is all about the Hispanic vote. I believe it is going to backfire on the DNC. No one approves of rape and sexual abuse. They are trying to ignore it as if it will go away. Trump is exposing it and making it the big issue it should be.

Another pit bull for the DNC is Macy’s department stores. They have pulled their Trump shirt and tie collection. Trump laughs, saying it made him little money and besides the product was being made in China with cheap labor and that was bothering him. Social media is showing some of them were made in Mexico.

They are trying to “kill” Donald Trump but he is getting stronger. He is the only person in the vast field of candidates who makes and accounts for his own money. The others sit around and become wealthy through their inheritance, cronyism, and conniving ways. Hillary Clinton is the best example of this. She has built more than a billion dollar nest egg selling us out and skirting the rules. Donald Trump’s wealth is straight up. He knows how to make an honest dollar and create jobs. That is what the nation is looking for and the reason he is getting stronger the more they mention his name.

In Donald Trump we have a successful business person who can survive all the scrutiny and that is so puzzling to the DNC. I don’t know how this election is going to end but don’t count Trump out until he is indeed out, which may not happen.

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website:www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.


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