Donald Trump, having thoroughly explained his anti-immigration policies and peculiar racist ideas about Mexico's plot to send us all their rapists, has now moved on to outline his economic and domestic poli—hah, just kidding. Actually he went to Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend to hold a rally with fellow racist birther Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The speech, hosted by the Republican Party of Maricopa County, drew several thousand people to the Phoenix Convention Center, making it one of the largest events for any candidate so far, though short of the crowd of 10,000 predicted by the Trump campaign. [...]
“The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take our country back,” Mr. Trump declared as he left the stage.
That will be an interesting catchphrase. Donald Trump and the Silent Majority sounds like a very Scooby-Doo show. And no, neither Trump nor Sheriff Joe had any updates on their crack birth-certificate investigation teams or their latest findings.
"Persians are great negotiators, Iran great negotiators," Trump said.
And it introduced a new campaign plank: People who don't like Donald Trump are paid agitators sent by ... the Mexican government.
Trump proposed that protesters and critics were being sent by the government of Mexico to oppose him.
"They were so sophisticated. I guarantee you that the country of Mexico had those people [sent there]," Trump said. [...]
When confronted by a questioner who criticized Trump's comments about Mexico, the reality-television star sighed and said, "I was waiting for this."
"Did the government of Mexico ask you to come here?" Trump asked, talking over the questioner.