In the first speech Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio gave on the floor of the U.S. Senate, in June, he said: “We should never forget who we Americans are. Every single one of us is the descendant of go-getter. Of dreamers and of believers. Of men and women who took risks and made sacrifices because they wanted their children to live better off than themselves.” Okay so far, except for the poor grammatical construction of the final clause. But then he continues: “And so, whether they came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship, or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world.”
I wonder if the people brought over on the slave ships saw it that way.
And “saved the world”? From what?