Mayor Walsh: Donald Trump Is Not Welcome to Build in Boston

Mayor, the son of immigrants, takes issue with Trump's wrongheaded comments about immigrants

Donald Trump, a reality TV star currently yelling crazy shit on his way through a Republican presidential primary while sporting a sad trombone haircut, is not welcome in Boston.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told the Boston Herald Monday that Trump would have to apologize to immigrants for his inflammatory comments.

“I think his comments are inappropriate. And if he wanted to build a hotel here, he’d have to make some apologies to people in this country,” said Walsh, the son of immigrants from Galway.

Since taking office, Walsh has pushed to make the city more welcoming to immigrants with the passage of things like the Trust Act, aggressive outreach on changes to immigration laws from the Office of New Bostonians, and by offering support to efforts aimed at helping those in the country illegally.

Trump has called immigrants, Mexicans in particular, every name in the book while accusing them of rape, murder, and mayhem. Trump’s speeches, filled with inaccuracies, have the cognitive coherence of a cat chasing a laser pointer. They do not pass the smell test. Studies and reports have shown that immigrants, legal or illegal, commit crimes at a lower rate than citizens. But don’t tell Trump that, because he’ll call you an agent of the Mexican government.

With recent polls showing Trump riding a wave of media attention to the top of the Republican field, he has doubled down on his incendiary rhetoric—which is already starting to unnerve mainstream Republicans. The RNC chairman reportedly reached out to him in an effort to get him to cool it—if only for the sake of Republicans who desperately need to diversify their voter base if they want to survive nationally over the long haul. Good luck with that.

Back in Boston, the mayor said there’s just nothing the two of them see eye-to-eye on.

“I just don’t agree with him at all,” said Walsh.

Trump went on Howie Carr’s WRKO show on Tuesday and said Walsh owed him an apology.

He said he would not apologize in order to do business in Boston because “everyone is saying I am right.”

“Mexico is forcing some very tough hombres across the border,” said Trump.

When asked if he knew Walsh, Trump said he did not and later referred to the mayor as “whoever he may be.”