Donald Trump wants to put people who wish to immigrate to this country through “extreme vetting” and admit only those who “share our values and respect our people,” which might exclude several members of Congress.
As for that extreme vetting, does he plan to use truth serum or a polygraph?
“Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country,” Trump said. “Only those who we expect to flourish in our country — and to embrace a tolerant American society — should be issued immigrant visas.”
In reaction to Trump’s remarks, Sen. Harry Reid called on Trump to take a naturalization test.
“Since Donald Trump wants to impose new tests on immigrants, he should take the one test every immigrant has to pass to become a United States citizen,” Reid said in a statement posted on his official website. “He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government. The fact is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”
Frankly, we’d like to see Trump and Reid sit down and take a naturalization test together. Loser leaves town.
Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq and who lambasted Trump at the Democratic convention, also called on Trump to take a naturalization test.
According to the Washington Times there are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test, and during an interview an applicant must answer six out of 10 of those questions correctly.
Both the Times and CNN have posted online sample questions from the naturalization test — Times test and CNN test. The questions are pathetically easy. I answered all correctly on both tests. Anyone who misses more than one shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
Are you smarter than an immigrant?
We will have to give Reid’s ghost writers credit for some on-point zingers against Trump. Here are a few:
“Immigrants renounce all loyalty to foreign interests, while Trump plays footsie with Putin and invites the Russian government to launch cyberattacks against our country.
“Immigrants pledge to defend America against all enemies foreign and domestic, while Trump insults Gold Star parents like Ghazala and Khazir Khan, and war heroes like my friend Senator John McCain.
“Immigrants pledge true faith, while Trump lies about giving to charity.
“Immigrants work hard to build better lives for their families, while Trump was born on third and thinks he hit a triple.
“Immigrants work hard to learn American history and civics, while Trump appears ignorant of basic facts about this country.
“Indeed, the naturalization test is just one part of the process immigrants undergo to become citizens, but Trump would almost certainly fail that test.
“Immigrants make America great. Trump makes America small, petty and mean.”