George Graham

Making America “Great”

 

Trump’s America is fantastic. Jobs aplenty. A soaring stock market. Freedom from red tape. Hardly any taxes. ISIS on the run. Even “clean coal”!

And he’s just getting started.

Coming soon: brand new roads and bridges, global domination, bipartisan legislation, impregnable military might, incredible trade deals… and more.

(He didn’t mention a chicken in every pot but with their bulging 401(k) portfolios, Americans will be able to afford that, too.)

There’s a snake in Trump’s Garden of Eden, though.

Immigrants.

Taking jobs from true-blue Americans, who are all heroic and noble, performing acts of valor on the battlefield, saving children from wildfires, maintaining law and order, risking their lives to round up illegal aliens …

Immigrants.

Looting, raping, killing decent, native-born Americans. Members of the dreaded¬† MS 13 gang posing as Dreamers. Trump keeps deporting them – “thousands and thousands of them” – but more keep pouring over the porous Mexican border.

Gotta build that wall!

Gotta have immigration reform, too. The kind of reform that will make America great again. And racially correct. No more “chain immigration.” Just highly skilled, healthy, English-speaking immigrants (from the right countries) to improve the breed.

It was quite a show, that State of the Union speech. Deftly designed to press all the right hot buttons and fire up the base. You have to hand it to Trump. He knows how to set Americans against each other while pretending to call for national unity.

I bet his base is celebrating this morning.

As for the rest of us, who cares? Certainly not Trump. We¬† probably don’t respect the flag or stand for the National Anthem. Heck, we probably don’t even pray to the right God.

The speech – fantasy vs. reality

About the author

gwgraeme

I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for Jamaicans.com