A Caribbean Immigrant’s Slam Back To Donald Trump’s Media Attack

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US President Donald Trump gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2018. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)


By Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. Nov. 16, 2018: There is a lot I should be focused on this week on the immigration front. From the votes of over 30 and 20 percent, respectively, of Latinos and Asians for the GOP in the recent election, to Donald Trump’s use of executive power to now deny asylum to all future migrants who enter the country illegally.

But instead, I find it more important to focus on the vexing issue of Trump’s continued assault on the Fourth Estate and reporters, especially African-American female reporters like CNN’s Abby Phillip, Urban Radio’s April Ryan and PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor.

If there is any doubt that Donald Trump is a racist, a misogynist and a dictator, just review the continued derogatory comments he makes to the black and female reporters covering the White House and the press on a whole.

Unfortunately, these reporters are much too courteous to counter the big bad wolf, who acts like he is on the latest season of ‘The Apprentice’ and not running the ‘Free World.’

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This past week, I found myself thinking again aloud how I would have responded to El Trumpeto, had I been on the White House press corps and at the receiving end of his insults. Here are some Caribbean responses that Sarah Sanders can translate for her boss:

Trump as he did to April Ryan: “Sit down. I didn’t call on you.”

Me: “Excuse me, but who de backside you think yuh ah talk to jancro? You wife or pickney dem?”

Trump: “You’re not thinking. You never do,” as he said to ABC’s Cecilia Vega.

Me: “Ah who you a chat to blackheart man? Yuh mad?”

Trump: “What a stupid question,” as he said to CNN’s Abby Philips.

Me: “Yeh, you would know, picky, picky head dunce bat.”

Trump: “I don’t know why you say that. That is such a racist question,” as he said to Yamiche Alcindor of “PBS NewsHour.”

Me: “Fyah fuh dat waste man. No come to me wid them augument deh!”

Trump: “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” as was said to Jim Acosta.

Me: “Wha di bumbo claat yuh a chat bout?”

Trump: while wagging his finger as he did to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and shouting: “Don’t do that!”

Me: “A wah di blouse and skirt duh yuh? Yu mussi mad!”

Now, that, and not Jim Acosta, is what you call rude! No need to doctor that tape Sarah Sanders or issue a ban. I’m out!

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The writer is CMO at Hard Beat Communications, Inc. which owns the brands: NewsAmericasNow, CaribPRWire and InvestCaribbeanNow.