Hasan Minhaj takes on immigration and Mia Love takes on Trump

His latest episode on Patriot Act deals with the way that Donald Trump and the Republicans took an already bad deportations policy under Barack Obama and then made it much worse by being really cruel and heartless, that has now extended to even tear-gassing families at the border and has resulted in children choking.

You can bet Trump is delighted by this development at the border while he is in Mississippi in support of the Republican candidate for US senate Cindy Htde-Smith. In what should have been a slam dunk win for her against Mike Espy, she has been caught wrong-footed by exposure of her racist views. But she will still very likely win tomorrow because this is, after all, Mississippi, a state with an appalling racist history, and some of Trump’s fans there will no doubt be energized by the sight of brown people being tear-gassed. Today nooses were found hanging on trees on the grounds of the state capital along with what were described as “hate signs”.

Mia Love, the lone Republican black woman in the Congress who lost her seat and was then mocked by Donald Trump saying that she lost because she “did not show him any love” (Ha! Ha!, That Rump has such a great sense of humor, no?), today slammed his and the Republican party’s attitude towards minorities. It seemed like she had finally realized what was already obvious to most minorities for a long time, that Republicans do not give a damn about them.

“The President’s behavior towards me made me wonder: What did he have to gain by saying such a thing about a fellow Republican,” Love said during her speech in Salt Lake City. “It was not really about asking him to do more, was it? Or was it something else? Well Mr. President, we’ll have to chat about that.”

She continued, “However, this gave me a clear vision of his world as it is. No real relationships, just convenient transactions. That is an insufficient way to implement sincere service and policy.”

Love then turned her attention to the larger problem Republicans in Washington have with minority voters.

“This election experience and these comments shines a spotlight on the problems Washington politicians have with minorities and black Americans — it’s transactional, it’s not personal,” she said.

She added, “You see, we feel like politicians claim they know what’s best for us from a safe distance, yet they’re never willing to take us home. Because Republicans never take minority communities into their home and citizens into their homes and into their hearts, they stay with Democrats and bureaucrats in Washington because they do take them home — or at least make them feel like they have a home.”

“Good news is, I’m not going away. But now, I am unleashed, I am untethered and I am unshackled, and I can say exactly what’s on my mind.”

Let’s see what an unleashed, untethered, unshackled Love actually says in the future.

Minhaj takes a close look at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and at Stephen Miller, the White House advisor with the dead eyes who has been the one pushing the most hardline immigration policies.

The show is available on YouTube.


  1. says

    I just want some media drone to have the guts to say “hey, asshole” to Trump. Because clearly that’s how people are supposed to interact.

    I enjoy what Minhaj is doing, but I still cringe while I watch it because the subtext I keep hearing is “I’m going to break all this stuff down for you so it’s so simple even an American can understand it.”

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