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Donald Trump (C) signing two executive orders on immigration during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials on January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: Long before John Lewis and 60 plus Democratic lawmakers decided they would not attend the inauguration of El Trumpeto as President of the United States, I had decided there was no way I would watch the launch of the US’ biggest soap opera, aka, the new D.C. Reality TV show!

Why? Because the person who is set to become the 45th President of the United States had spent his entire campaign scapegoating black and brown immigrants like me and that is now only going to get worst.

Emboldened by his election, El Trumpeto and his supporters are planning to go all out in their campaign to “Make America Great Again,” aka, ‘Make America Más Blanco.’

And the main actor, The Donald, is wasting no time. First, on Monday he announced with no proof that some 5 million “illegal immigrants” voted in the November 2016 election and that is the only reason he did not win the popular vote. Of course, in the Trumpeto soap opera, none of those illegal votes were cast for him even though the facts show Trump’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, and daughter Tiffany were both registered to vote in two states.

But in The Donald’s world, that is no truth and even though he is now the leader of the free world, the narcissist in him refuses to admit that most Americans do not like him and never will.

On Wednesday he announced an investigation into what he called illegal voting even as he – pushed by his co-actor Bannon and Jeff Sessions – quickly made the first move to make his “Big Beautiful Wall” plan a reality.

While the alt-right was always swift to denounce President Obama’s use of executive orders, they now have no problem with The Donald’s endless use of it.

On Wednesday, The Donald ordered the Department of Homeland Security to use the $175 million set aside for upgrading Border Patrol buildings and adding new equipment, to build his Great Wall on the border between Mexico and the US.

Of course, his Spicy spokesman, aka Alternative Facts champ, was still peddling the Squealer lie that Mexico will pay for the wall even though Congress will have to consider using tax payer dollars to add to the few millions the DHS has now if this is to become reality.

And The Donald is not stopping just with the wall. Oh no. He has also told New York, LA and Philadelphia among other cities that protect undocumented immigrants to piss off and figure out how they will make it without the Feds’ allowance.

Because if they decide to give sanctuary to immigrants, that money will be taken away and go to building the ‘Great Wall’ while thousands of ICE agents are hired and sent in to seek out and round up green card holders and undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor crimes so they could be sent packing.

And to show just how mighty The Donald has become, he used his pen again yesterday to issue another executive order to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and bar all refugees from the rest of the world for at least 120 days. The order would also suspend any immigration for at least 30 days from a number of predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The scariest part of this drama is that it’s going to become a reality for many  brown and black immigrants soon. And the Soap Opera is only in Day 6.

Heaven help us all!



The writer is CMO at Hard Beat Communications, Inc.

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