Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address was the lowest watched in a generation, a teleprompter speech soon to be forgotten, except for his anti immigration pitch.
He said he would grant Dreamers under DACA the allowance to remain and a path toward citizenship, which will infuriate nativists.
But in exchange, family of all immigrants beyond immediate family would be barred from migration, ending what Trump called chain migration or family reunification. Immediate family is only spouses and minor children, and parents, siblings, and adult children of immigrants would be barred, as he calls them “distant” relatives. This has nothing to do with if any have committed criminal acts. This statement of Trump led to a noticeable reaction of boos by Democrats, and rightfully so.
How heartless and uncaring Trump displays himself to be about family members! This is clearly the work of racist and nativist aide Stephen Miller.
What native born American would feel that this is proper, to deny family the right of migration?
This is the true Donald Trump, a nativist, racist, who has no compassion or conscience, such as the case of the Detroit, Michigan 40 year old immigrant, brought to America when he was ten years old, having committed no crimes while here, and now deported away from his wife and children, and sent back to Mexico, a nation he has not seen since thirty years ago, and having no connections or friends in that nation. What kind of person with any principles does not have humanitarian, and compassionate exceptions to any rule, when it destroys families?
Trump’s attack on MS-13, an international gang formed in Los Angeles that commits murders and other crimes, was a vast exaggeration of that group, and Senator Kamala Harris, who prosecuted gang members as California Attorney General, appropriately attacked Trump for scapegoating and fear mongering to justify the hard line proposal on immigration and family.
Additionally, Trump exaggerated the economic revival, which was NOT due to him, but to the steadily improving economic situation under Barack Obama, who came in with a massive economic collapse on his door, occurring during the George W. Bush Presidency. Obama created the greatest economic revival since Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, and did it without a major war.
So Trump inherited a great economy, and the job growth, unemployment rate and stock market improvements did not match what Obama had done in previous years, but Trump continues to lie and deceive about how the wealthy gained most of the tax cut that the Republican Party forced through without any input or bipartisan attempt by Trump.
Joseph Kennedy’s Democratic rebuttal: https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/01/31/rep-joseph-kennedy-we-chose-both/#.WnHqEAbN-UQ.facebook
I got my pay check today. My difference in taxes is $32. Definitely not the huuuge tax break Trumpty Dumpty keeps lying about. Of course, that $32 will quickly go away with everyone from health insurance to retail raising prices to get a piece of the pie.
After the State of the Union speech last night, Trump told Rep. Jeff Duncan that heâ€™s 100 percent behind releasing the Nunes memo.
New York Times is reporting that Hope Hicks has helped Trump and Co. obstruct justice.
So much for Trump’s so-called “unity”…
The Nunes memo is being released today. It has nothing to do with transparency or oversight.
Turns out the memo is a nothing burger.
The Divider-In-Chief is calling Democrats treasonous because they didn’t applaud his State of the Union speech.
He’s also come up with a nickname for Adam Schiff – calling him “Little” Adam.