"He is Hispanic, but I have never understood him because he looks more like WASP than I do," said Steve Cortez, a contributor to CNN and Trump's Conservative brand.
Trump continued: " Nobody loves the Spaniards anymore. Who do you like best, the country or the Spaniards? He says the country. I do not know. I may have to go to the Spaniards to be honest with you. We have many Spaniards. We love our Spaniards. Sign out and vote. "
What was revealed at Monday's rally was the same kind of rhetorical sorceress the president is known for, this time in pursuit of an ambitious effort to upset the decade plus New Mexico as a democratic stronghold.
Consider his patronizing comments on the audience wrapped up in his dangerous repetition of the word "love (Also note his insistence on using "before" the Spaniards.)
In addition, there was his instructive telegraphing on identity – in particular, what he believed to mean "looking Hispanic" or registering as "WASP."
It is almost certain that no one will ever mistake Trump for being a scientist of the race and its myriad complexities in the lives of Americans. But he still recounts that even when he turned to a crowd that included many supporters of the Spaniards, he could not understand the diversity around him for his vague understanding of race.
It may be tempting to say that Trump is making a different political decision by subjecting himself to Hispanic choices. Does the condition that he lost the presidential election in 2016. But just below the surface is clear that this is the same fantasy barely-there benevolence. Plus ça change, plus c & # 39; est la même chose.