Trump focuses on Minnesota Somali problem in advance of trip there in two weeks
Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 7, 2016
Update August 10th: Somali reaction in Maine to Trump’s comments, here.
Sometimes you just want to scream when you read Leftwing (Progressive) media reports like this one. It begins in the usual style they must teach in J-school! Sympathetic refugee STORY to soften readers up so that their main point (in this case that Donald Trump has it all wrong) goes down easier.
The first thing I looked for was any mention of the marauding gang of Somalis that terrorized the Lake Calhoun suburb just a few weeks ago—not a word!
And, once again we see a mayor who shows no concern for constituents who are afraid or who see the economic writing on the wall as more poverty arrives in Minnesota.
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
In a Thursday speech, the Republican presidential candidate suggested that Somali refugees have turned Minnesota into a hotbed for terror recruitment and frayed its social safety net.
Trump’s swipe dominated discussion after Friday prayer at Ibrahim’s [the star of the story—ed] mosque in Burnsville.
For the state’s Somali community, Trump’s remarks inspired outrage, renewed calls to vote in November and plans to respond during the candidate’s planned visit to the state Aug. 19. Public officials, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, fired back on social media. For organizers of events questioning refugee resettlement that have drawn growing crowds in outstate Minnesota this year, the speech offered welcome validation.
Quoting a 2015 Washington Times article, Trump said Minnesota’s Somali refugees have high unemployment rates and represent “a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.”
“The state is having tremendous problems,” he said.
CAIR and Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison claim the Somalis are helping local economies, but here near the end of the story, the Star Tribune admits some of the truth:
Amid a growing number of arrivals from other states, Minnesota has seen an increase in Somali food and cash assistance participation since 2010.
A recent report comparing various groups in the state paints a “stark” picture of the challenges Somali Minnesotans face, said Susan Brower, the state’s demographer. Almost 60 percent live under the poverty line, compared with 11 percent of all Minnesota. Unemployment of adults in the labor force stands at 20 percent, the highest of any group in the state.
I recently visited three cities in Minnesota and I assure you they have a problem! For new readers, see especially this post about 10,000 Somalis seeded in MN in ten years.
Everyone reading this post this morning should be doing everything in your power to elect Donald Trump. Minnesotans must get out to support Trump when he gets there.
He is saying the things that must be said and giving you permission to say them too! If he loses, the flood gates will open to the third world like we have never seen before. And, you will be silenced!
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