Trump proposes UFC-style fighting league made up of ‘violent’ migrants

Trump proposes UFC-style fighting league made up of ‘violent’ migrants
Trump proposes UFC-style fighting league made up of ‘violent’ migrants

Washington, June 22 (EFE).- Former President Donald Trump this Saturday again attacked immigrants whom he called “violent” and proposed that they should have their own fighting league, similar to the well-known UFC, which manages the wrestling championship. mixed martial arts in the USA.

In front of a crowd in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), the Republican said that he had suggested to his friend Dana White, president of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship, in English), create a competition dedicated to immigrants with which he would earn “a lot of money.” .

“You are going to start a new migrant-only fighting league… and at the end of the year the migrant champion is going to fight your (UFC) champion, and I hate to tell you, Dana, that I think the migrant is going to win. “They are that tough,” Trump said of his idea based on his rhetoric that newly arrived foreigners are violent.

As at other rallies, he referred to most migrants as “drug traffickers, gang members and murderers.”

The Republican once again used several cases in which the accused suspects are foreigners as a political battlehorse. He mentioned the murder this week of 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray in Houston, Texas, for which two Venezuelans, who recently entered the country, were arrested and charged.

“They crossed our border claiming that they feared for their lives in Venezuela, but you know, crime in Venezuela has gone down… because they have brought all the criminals (to the US),” he speculated.

Trump also mentioned the arrest this Tuesday of an Ecuadorian man, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in New York, and the recent charges against a Salvadoran man for the rape and murder of Rachel Morin, a mother of five, that occurred in Maryland in August. of 2023.

As in 2016, Trump has used the newcomers as part of his strategy to boost his campaign by accusing them of the country’s biggest problems. But unlike his first campaign, immigration this 2024 is one of the most important problems to be resolved for voters.

Again, he falsely accused them of taking the jobs of Americans, especially those of Latinos and African Americans.

Amid applause, the former president reiterated his plans to “begin the largest deportation operation in the history of the United States” and to close the country’s southern border if he is re-elected.

Trump again criticized President Joe Biden, calling him corrupt and “the worst president in history.”

The predictable Republican candidate has focused his campaign on pivotal states like Pennsylvania, which in 2020 he lost by a little more than one percentage point.

This was the second event in which Trump participated this Saturday; in the morning he gave a speech in Washington at the meeting of the Faith and Freedom Coalition organization, which brings together ultra-conservative Christians.

Trump is preparing to face Biden in the first debate next Thursday, held at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, the first of the two televised face-to-face debates that will take place between the two candidates before the November 5 elections.

At the moment there is practically a tie between the two candidates. Biden is in the lead with 40.7% of voting intentions, according to the average of polls prepared by the FiveThirtyEight website, and Trump follows with 40.5%. EFE


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