Stein also insisted about Donald Trump, “I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth. He wants a peaceful, calm America.”
Stein visited Fox News' Your World show to talk up what a great guy Trump is and to liken Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexico border to a gated community. And no way could Stein be a bigot because he loves the foreign-born Hispanics.
STEIN: We live in a world that’s full of crazy, wild, dangerous people. I happen to love the ones coming up from Mexico and the Hispanic areas, they’re hard working wonderful people. But there are a lot of crazy, dangerous, wild people out there.
…We would like to have the rest of the world walled off from us. That, I think, is what Mr. Trump is saying. Let’s make America into a gated community. Obviously, you can’t do it in any kind of perfect way, but I live during the winter months in a gated community in Rancho Mirage, California. It’s absolutely great. We know who’s coming in and out, we know that there are not going to be any dangerous people coming in and out, and it’s a great thing, and I think Mr. Trump is saying to America, “We’ll try to make you into a gated community where you’ll be safe,” and it’s not without appeal. People talk about Trump as if he’s some kind of lunatic, what he’s saying makes a lot of sense.
Host Neil Cavuto asked if Trump “might be alienating Latino voters whom he seems to be targeting,” and if his comments are being “morphed together as sort of an anti-Hispanic rant.”
“Morphed together by the Democratic establishment,” Stein replied. “The Democratic establishment is the one who’s trying to cut off debate, kind of keep Mr. Trump from speaking. …He’s the exact opposite of a neo-fascist. He wants government of, by, and for the people. It’s the other side who are trying to shout him down, and have government by a screaming, unelected elite.”
“Mr. Trump is a rising star,” Stein continued. “Mrs. Clinton is a falling star trying to play race-based, identity-based politics. Mr. Trump is saying, ‘Let’s all stand together as Americans.’ I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth. He wants a peaceful, calm America.”
But Stein added, “I think people should be listening to him. He’s not a ranting, blubbering fool. He’s making a lot of sense and I don’t see what’s anti-democratic about him.”
Cavuto gave Stein a stamp of approval at the end, saying “He’s the best, brilliant thinker.”
Watch it below, from the March 15 Your World, via Media Matters.
I mean, he should be old enough to remember how JEWS were routinely excluded from the predecessor of the “gated community” as late as the 1970s. Jews were routinely excluded from many of the same venues as Blacks and Hispanics and Asians (despite “looking like” the bigots who were excluding them).
Maybe a big giant gated community is America’s future. But I have more optimistic visions of America than a moat and a drawbridge. I have to go to these gated communities every once and a while and they aren’t natural. They aren’t American. Not the America we grew up in.
I guess Ben Stein likes to keep money behind gates. I’ve always been happy with a bank.
These days however, all of his tedious, annoying self has finally come out. And it’s ugly.