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Do you have regrets yet?

I’m not a huge fan of Bill Maher, but this one is actually pretty funny. Will Trump voters realize that they have been conned?

And speaking of being conned, consider the case of the Beristains. Roberto Beristain is a respected businessman who owns a popular restaurant, creates jobs, is a well-loved citizen of his town and father of three American-born children, is married to an American citizen, and is so squeaky clean he has never even gotten a parking ticket.

He is also an illegal immigrant, but he has fully cooperated with immigration authorities, who in the past granted Beristain a work permit, a driver’s license, and even a Social Security number so he could pay taxes. He has had a case pending since 2007 to rectify his status because he is married to a US citizen, but immigration is not known for doing anything quickly.

So when Beristain checked in with immigration authorities early this year, as he does every year, he was surprised that they detained him and are now deporting him back to Mexico. The mayor of the town where he lives and works even wrote in support of him, hundreds of people have signed petitions, and members of Congress have tried to intervene, but to no avail.

What makes this situation ironic is that his wife actually voted for Donald Trump. When she told her husband she planned to vote for Trump he was concerned because “He’s going to get rid of the Mexicans.” But she countered that Trump had promised that he would deport only the “bad hombres”.

Now, she regrets voting for him, saying “I wish I didn’t vote at all.” She and her husband were all for deporting illegal immigrants who were criminals, bringing drugs or abusing the system, “but not to get rid of all the people. This is not what America is, the land of the free.”

Also ironic is that there is now a twitter account, “Trump Regrets” that retweets disappointed and angry Trump voters. The account has already amassed over a quarter of a million followers.

Also published on Medium.



  1. Sam Foster wrote:

    I have no sympathy for Mrs. Beristain. I don’t care what lies she told herself, what mental gymnastics she put herself through, etc. She, and her fellow cheeto voters, are the perfect example of “reap what you sow.”

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 11:41 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    She was conned by a cam artist.

    You have seen the video of the woman Hooking people up with ACA in Kentucky. How happy they are that they have health insurance. She knows that Obama was the one that finally got it going. She hates Obama. She was flown to the White House to meet him. Don’t know what she thought after that. She was voting for Trump.

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    Scam artist, Then there is the empty Hotel in iran in the slums that will bear Trumps name if it ever is opened.

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  4. Jonah wrote:

    You know what, I’ve watched the maher clip a couple of times and i’ve read how much of a conman trump is. But i’m really finding it difficult to laugh unlike Mahers guest. Because its, sad, its terrifying that ~40% of the american public fell for this. Some them knew it was a hoax but went in on trump for the lower taxes and regulations but a large percentage probably fell for his other promises. And thats nothing to laugh at.

    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:28 am | Permalink