PuffHo will stop at nothing to dump on Trump, even though the guy has already lost the election. I suppose their philosophy is that if they can find any way to impugn him, they will. But this way is just plain weird. If you click on the screenshot below, you’ll see an article by one Ryan Grenoble, a “reporter” for PuffHo, which means that he makes almost no money and is probably given the dirty job of writing stuff like this:
See the “Trump, take note” subtitle! And here’s Grenoble’s argument:
Donald Trump has spent an inordinate amount of time this election claiming the only people that immigrate to the United States are the ones “that have lots of problems.”
If only he were talking about brilliant scientists, toiling away at some of the world’s most intractable issues, he might actually have a point. This year, every American who won a Nobel prize in a scientific field was an immigrant.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to F. Duncan M. Haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz and David J. Thouless for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” All three were born in the U.K. and went on to work at universities in the U.S. (Dr. Thouless retired in 2003.)
Only one American made the list for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (along with two Europeans): Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, also originally from the U.K, “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.”
And in the field of economic sciences, once again immigrants reign. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, originally from the U.K and Finland, respectively, both won the Nobel Prize “for their contributions to contract theory.” Holmström holds a position at MIT; Hart is a professor at Harvard.
Okay. But why is Trump supposed to take note? After all, Trump’s stand on immigration has been against the immigration of Muslims, of Mexicans, and of allowing illegal immigrants a path to legality. I don’t agree at all with his bigoted views on restricted immigration, which has a horrible history in America, but showing that Nobel Prizes are won by white European immigrants who came here legally doesn’t constitute a counterargument to Trump.
At some post the author has to deal with this, of course, since many PuffHo readers do have a few neurons, and so he says this:
. . . Trump’s invective typically has targeted Mexicans and Muslims, but his words have had an impact on immigrant populations from all nations, including children. During Sunday’s presidential debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton told the story of an Ethiopian-born child who asked his adoptive U.S. parents whether Trump would send him back to Ethiopia if elected.
Not a counterargument in any sense. We’re talking about Brits and Finns here, who clearly are not impacted by Trump’s words.
There is plenty of dirt on Trump—enough, as polls now show, and as I predicted they would (yay, me!), to doom him to loss. To simply make up bogus arguments like this discredits PuffHo. But of course it’s already discredited anyway. It is the Breitbart of the Regressive Left, or should I say the Daily Mail?
Immigrants are the lifeblood of America. They make us unique as a nation, and restricting one group or another is ridiculous. But an argument is an argument, and the poorly-paid Grenoble can’t make one.