23 September, 2016. 14:00
CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | CONTACT
Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump has today condemned Australian expats living in the US during a supporter rally in California.
The crowd roared as the New York entreprenuer reaffirmed his belief that “the worst elements in Australia are being pushed into the United States by the Australian government.”
“The largest suppliers of B-list actors, bartenders, anti-semitics and white female rappers are Australian soap operas that arrange to have Hollywood cartels smuggling these people into our country. The Border Patrol knows this,” Trump roared to a crowd of scared and undereducated supporters.
“Likewise, tremendous infectious alcoholism is pouring across the border. The United States has become a dumping ground for Australia and, in fact, for many other parts of the world.”
Shortly before the rally, Trump gave an interview to Business Insider where he described the idea that the Australian government is deliberately “pushing the bad ones” to the US as the one element of his position on immigration that hasn’t gotten enough attention.
Trump’s views on Australians with J1 travelling visas have been in the spotlight since last week when remarks he made during his June 16 campaign announcement caused several major corporations to end their business relationships with him.
In that speech, Trump said Australia is “sending people that have lots of problems” to America including Iggy Azalea, Mel Gibson, Lara Bingle and Rupert Murdoch.
“Don’t get me wrong. I love Rupert Murdoch… He’s done a lot to get me where I am today,” he said.
“But there is no reason why an American can’t fill his role. These Australians are taking our jobs!”
“Mel Gibson makes great movies but you can’t just go around calling police officers ‘sugartits’ – It’s unacceptable. They aren’t sending us their best people!”
“Lara Bingle, or Lara Worthington… Whatever she calls herself nowadays. How the hell did she end up in New York City?”
“New York is not the place for people from the Cronulla Shire! Especially after everything she did to Pup!”