His fans on social media are eating it up — absolutely devouring the news Donald Trump just announced about where the GOP contender for the party’s 2016 nomination is personally going on Thursday. As of this writing, the brief Facebook post on Trump’s public figure page had been liked by more than 60,000 people in the course of a little more than two hours.
So, you could say that Trump will be putting himself where his fiery rhetoric has been since he first made his candidacy official — at the border with Mexico and in the thick of the action concerning illegal immigration. As has been reported ad nauseam, Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrants and Mexico’s supposed complicity in sending criminal aliens into America have lit a firestorm of controversy and brought the political pot of the presidential race to a high boil.
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The billionaire businessman’s notice that he’s heading on Thursday to the country’s southern border — presumably to continue his high-profile criticism of the Obama administration’s border security and immigration enforcement policies — has drawn mixed reviews on both Facebook and Twitter.
What follows is a brief sampling of the positive and negatives reactions, quoted from a number of individual commenters on social media:
el chapo waiting
don’t come back
Please be careful. We need you!
This will be big. Looking forward to it.
This is why I love DONALD TRUMP!! Busy man, but not to busy to check the border. He is our hope to fix the mess that the USA is now in, GO DONALD TRUMP!!!
Finally someone who will make a difference in America. Go Trump!
I hope you’re going to the rio grande valley, it’s messed up as hell down there!
I am latino and I will vote for Donald Trump !
As he prepares to lead his campaign to the border tomorrow, reportedly making his appearance in Texas, Trump blasted out another social media message about the former Texas governor against whom he’s competing for the Republican nomination for president. It, too, has been well received by The Donald’s Facebook fans who obviously enjoy the candidate’s throwing a political punch or two.
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UPDATE: Late Wednesday, Rick Perry fired back at Trump with a blistering comment, as noted by ABC News: “Republican presidential contender Rick Perry branded Donald Trump’s candidacy a “cancer on conservatism” Wednesday in the strongest denunciation yet of the billionaire’s provocations in the campaign.”
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