It's no surprise that property tycoon Donald Trump's announcement to run for the Republican candidate has been met with morbid curiosity and intrigue. It's basically an extended car crash which everyone's slowing down to watch, waiting to see what ridiculous statement he's going to make next so we can all point and laugh.
The only thing that wouldn't be funny is if he ends up running the country. That would a disaster. In fact, I was hesitant to type the words just in case by some strange voodoo I somehow will it into existence just by mentioning it.
Anyway, case in point was his appearance at the GOP debate last night, where not only did Obama and the democrats come under fire, but Rosie O'Donnell took some abuse from Trump too (again) as he indirectly called her a fat pig and a slob. You stay classy, Trump. And, of course, immigration came up too, with Trump saying "Our leaders are stupid, our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. Why should they, when the stupid leaders of the United States will pay for them?"
Then he went on to make one of his most ridiculous statements of the night when Fox News moderator Chris Wallace asked him to provide proof for a statement he made in June, when he said Mexico was sending illegal immigrants, criminals and rapists, to America. "Border patrol people that I talk to, they say this is what’s happening,” explained Trump. "I was at the border last week. We need to build a wall, and it has to be built quickly." Alrighty then a wall you say, huh? OK. He did, however, concede that he doesn't mind "having a big, beautiful door in that wall so that people can come into this country legally."
Thankfully Twitter was at the ready to ridicule him for his statements, especially the "big, beautiful door" one. Here's some of the fun.