On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump took the escalator that took him to the lobby of his favorite tower in Manhattan. He announced his candidacy for the Republican primaries in the 2016 presidential race. A stroke of genius then considered a billionaire fashion marked by an immigration-centered speech. The American press maintains a violent charge. " When Mexico sends its people, it does not send the best. (…) They send people who have many problems and take them with us. They bring drugs, crime, there are rapists "Asserts the future president.
But Donald Trump also makes a promise. If I were elected, assure, " I will build a large wall. And no one builds better walls than me, believe me. And I will build it very cheaply "." I will build a great wall on our southern border and Mexico will have to pay for that wall He insists.
The relatives of the real estate magnate who pushed him into politics, Roger Stone and Sam Nunberg, are enthusiastic. For more than a year, with the support of one of his future campaign managers, Stephen Bannon, they advise him " this thing, this mnemonic To make immigration the heart of a possible campaign. Also the construction, unlike the foreign policy or the complex medical record, is an area where it can assert skills.
"Build that wall!"
As the journalist Bloomberg Joshua Green tells in a book about the campaign (Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and Storming of the Presidency, Penguin Group, 2017, untranslated), Donald Trump for the first time tested this idea in January 2015 at a conservative meeting organized in the first state to vote in the primary race, the Iowa Freedom Summit.
The formula was a success. From autumn 2015, it becomes a mandatory passage of the Republican candidate's meetings. " Nobody knows how to build the walls better than Donald Trump The millionaire continues, interrupted ritually by the songs: " Build that wall! "He promises a wall at this point" magnificent Who sometimes imagines hitting her with her name like all her real estate achievements. The work, ensures, will be built of concrete and will include " big doors "Only illegal immigration is then targeted by the candidate.