On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States. The following was included in his introductory speech (and I quote):
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
“I would build a Great Wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall, mark my words.”
A little more than a year later, on November 7, 2016, Trump became the 45th president of the United States. He is the first president in its 240-year history to be elected without any prior political or military experience.
…think about that.