While Donald Trump fans fully support their leader’s plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration and ban Muslims from entering the country, they are conveniently unaffected by Melania Trump’s visa controversy.
Politico recently released a report suggesting the Republican presidential candidate’s wife may have come to the states on a short-term visa, which would not have allowed her to work legally as a model. The whole ordeal began after New York Post published nude pictures of the former model, claiming that they were from 1995, when, by her own account, she came to the U.S. in 1996.
The new details sparked a debate about Melania’s immigration, but it seems that Trump loyalists, in all their hypocritical glory, are not very bothered by it.
Some supporters said they wouldn't care of Melania worked illegally because they're fine w/ "Europeans coming here" pic.twitter.com/Mf3tWe05R6— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) August 4, 2016
For instance, 25-year-old Patrick told BuzzFeed that he was fine with “Europeans coming here,” legally or illegally. When asked whom he was not OK with, another Trump supporter filled in his silence by saying “Europeans aren’t killing us” and condemning “the terrorist Muslim state.”
Patrick concluded the statement saying, “I’m pretty down with Western civilization.”
Meanwhile, a lot of Trumpeters did not care at all.
Most of the Trump supporters I asked about Melania's questionable immigration story did not know and did not care. pic.twitter.com/aXgOv3liZX— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) August 4, 2016
Copying Trump’s penchant for Obama-blaming, a fanatic named Mike Nelson said the media “shouldn’t pick on Trump’s wife” when “Obama has gotten a pass” on proving he was born in the United States.
“Some people think it’s crazy,” he added, “but we’ve seen no definitive proof.”
Another man said we shouldn't "pick on Trump's wife" when Obama's "gotten a pass" on proving his citizenship. pic.twitter.com/xiwbX3bqWC— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) August 4, 2016
Although Melania Trump has claimed the confusion surrounding her immigration status is due to “inaccurate reporting and misinformation,” the fact that the business mogul's followers are OK with it says a lot about their double standards.