Friday, August 05, 2016

Melania Trump Was An "Illegal Alien" Stealing American Jobs


Leave it to Mr. Trumpanzee and his evangelical allies to redefine "classy"

No legitimate news organizations have published any of the steamy testimonials from Melania Knauss' clients from when she was making her living as a call girl before she met the Trumpanzee at the Kit Kat Club and hooked the supposed billionaire. But, on the heels of the nude "modeling" photos (softcore porn) that Rupert Murdock's New York Post has been publishing, that's probably coming. But this week the focus on Melania went in a somewhat different direction. Trumpanzee fans are unlikely to have much of a beef with the racy lesbian picture of their idea of a next First Lady but... they just might think twice when they realize Melania was an "illegal alien" stealing America porn jobs, sometimes without requisite permits.

DC gossip sheet, Politico, broke the story yesterday, pointing out that the plagiarizing Melania also lied about her biography, the nonsense about her graduating from a college and, potentially more damaging to the Trumpanzee campaign, her immigration status. She and The Donald have always claimed that she came to America legally. Politico reports that "her own statements suggest she first came to the country on a short-term visa that would not have authorized her to work as a model. Trump has also said she came to New York in 1996, but the nude photo shoot places her in the United States in 1995, as does a biography published in February by Slovenian journalists. The inconsistencies come on top of reports by CBS News and GQ Magazine that [Melania] Trump falsely claimed to have obtained a college degree in Slovenia but could be more politically damaging because her husband has made opposition to illegal immigration the foundation of his presidential run."
Visa fraud would call into question a green card application and subsequent citizenship application, said immigration lawyers-- thus raising questions about Melania Trump’s legal status, even today, despite her marriage to a U.S. citizen.

Violations of U.S. visa law are hardly unusual, particularly in the modeling industry. It was a common practice in the 1990s in New York for less scrupulous agencies to bring in foreign models to work illegally on temporary business and tourist visas, according to Sara Ziff, founder of the Model Alliance, a group that advocates improved labor standards for fashion models.

...Zampolli said the models he worked with would have entered the country on either an H-1B or an O-1, a visa for foreigners who possess “extraordinary ability.” O-1 visas are frequently given to star scientists, athletes and entertainers, but because Melania Knauss (her maiden name) was an obscure model who mostly posed for advertisements and catalogs in the mid-’90s, it is highly unlikely she qualified for an O-1, which comes with an initial stay period of up to three years, said immigration attorneys. An O-1 visa would also not have required her to leave the country periodically.

...Even Melania’s use of the H-1B program would stand in contrast to her husband’s position today. Trump, who has made his opposition to illegal immigration the centerpiece of his campaign, has also vowed to crack down on the use of H1-B visas as president. In March, he said he would “end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”

Like the Trumpanzee himself, the hardcore fans of his presidential run don't read to read much, but if they hear about the inconsistencies in Melania's immigration stories, they could well react very negatively. And, as the New York Times has been documenting-- watch this video below-- these Trumpists seem only marginally removed from mob mentality and ugly primitive savagery normal Americans find repugnant.
“Kill her.”

“Trump that bitch!”

“Build a wall-- kill them all.”

New York Times reporters have spent over a year covering Donald J. Trump’s rallies, witnessing so many provocations and heated confrontations at them that the cumulative effect can be numbing: A sharp sting that quickly dulls from repetition.

But what struck us was the frequency with which some Trump supporters use coarse, vitriolic, even violent language-- in the epithets they shout and chant, the signs they carry, the T-shirts they wear-- a pattern not seen in connection with any other recent political candidate, in any party.

Trumpanzee fans tend to be poorly functioning racists with very low IQs

Not everyone attending a Trump rally behaves this way. In fact, many are polite and well mannered. But while protesters are often shouted down, crowds seldom express disapproval of the crude slogans and angry outbursts by Mr. Trump’s supporters. Indeed, these displays have become inextricably bound with the Trump show itself-- as much as the snaking entrance lines and the calls to “build a wall” along the border with Mexico.

With that in mind, we set out to record the shouts, slogans, imprecations and interactions among audience members that set Trump events apart from other political gatherings. We also obtained recordings from others in attendance, who sometimes were closer to the action.

The resulting compilation gives a sense of what we saw-- from Maine to North Carolina, from Ohio to Arizona.
Now watch... but not with small children in the room:

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At 12:58 AM, Anonymous MojaveWolf said...

Sorry guys but this sort of thing is disgusting. Sure, Trump's idiot comments on immigration gives the article a substantive hook which combined with Melania's age slightly distinguishes it from Limbaugh going after Chelsea back when she was a kid or the people on "our"* side trying to raise questions about the parentage of Palin's kid w/Down's Syndrome, but otherwise this is pretty awful.

You do a lot of good work and I get people aren't always going to be in agreement on substance (thee and I have very different opinions of Tulsi Gabbard, for example) or on style, but going after people's family members on issues not related to policy really bothers me. Anything else like this and I'm bailing on the email feed. But hey, what's it matter when you and other good liberals everywhere can finally make common cause with Joe Scarborough, Jeb Bush and the Koch brothers. Yay.

*putting "our" in quotation marks cause even though we agree on most policy issues, I don't support your preferred candidate--Stein voter here--and even if I did, I don't want to be on the same side as people doing any of this.


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