One thing lost in all the bad news for Donald Trump over the past week has been the looming trade war with China which has been called a “ticking time bomb” that is set to explode later this summer. However when it comes to the actual impact on people’s lives — especially millions of Trump voters — his tariffs and the trade war will be much more important than what happens on the Mexican border.
The stinky mess that Donald Trump has created at the Mexican border is getting worse every day.
The president and his evil henchmen — Jeff Sessions and Kirstjen Nielsen — have put into effect new policies and programs designed to impose the maximum pain possible on people attempting to enter the United States.
Whenever President Trump needs a distraction from real news he starts tweeting about his favorite topics: Barack Obama, Democrats, and the Russia investigation “witch hunt.” So that’s what he did Saturday morning as part of a tweetstorm where he combined his normal lunacy with his typical self-promotion.
This week the 193 local news channels owned by The Sinclair Broadcasting Corporation informed their viewers that “dishonest liberals” were trying to fool them into thinking that the Trump administration had been separating migrant children from their families, in a cruel effort to deter migrant refugees from seeking asylum in the United States.
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California has accused the Trump Administration of committing “crimes against humanity” because of the treatment being received by mothers and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A record number of Americans in the latest Gallup Poll say they believe that more immigration is a positive thing for the United States. The new poll, released on Thursday, said that fully 75 percent of Americans are of the opinion that immigration is good for the nation, while just 19 percent said it is bad for the country. According to Gallup,the percentage of poll respondents who indicated that immigration is positive went up 4 percentage points when compared to their 2017 poll asking the same questions.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the Senate Minority Leader, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, House Minority Leader, co-authored a letter that they sent to President Trump on Thursday demanding that he immediately take steps to reunite the families whose children were taken from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under the president’s zero tolerance immigration policy.
President Donald Trump on Friday posted one of his most outrageous tweets ever, completely discounting and disregarding the massive amounts of pain and suffering that he has caused for immigrant parents and children. In this tweet he dismissed the many credible media reports about traumatic child separations as “phony stories of sadness and grief.”
President Donald Trump on Friday posted a tweet telling Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation.
His tweet came after the U.S.House of Representatives struggled to come up with a new immigration bill that would be able to receive a majority of votes either in the GOP caucus or on the floor of the House. The House rejected a hardline immigration bill Thursday and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week.
The Texas Civil Rights Project is a legal aid group that represents over 300 parents whose children have been taken from them at the U.S. border. So far, they have been able to track down only two of their clients’ missing children.
When he’s not bragging about crowd sizes and his great accomplishments as president Donald Trump likes to attack Democrats and immigrants. He was up early Thursday morning on Twitter writing about all of these things, and even took aim at the constitutional right to due process under the law.
Although the Wall Street Journal is very conservative in some ways, that doesn’t mean that they are big Donald Trump fans, or that they support all of the president’s policies.
Lately the Journal has differed with Trump on his key issues of trade tariffs and immigration since they, like many “establishment” Republicans, support both free trade and a compromise on immigration reform.
Lately she has been passionately asking first daughter Ivanka Trump to take a stand against the her father’s horrible family separation policies. To put it mildly, Mika has been critical of Ivanka, and has said many times that she thinks more should be done. But the president’s daughter has always responded (in private, according to Mika) by insisting that she’s doing enough.
A public defense attorney who is handling immigration cases in Texas said the government prosecutors have no answers for parents separated from their children at the border, and no answers for judges presiding over the cases either.
Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and Kirstjen Nielsen have often said that “the law” requires that undocumented children be separated from their parents a the U.S.-Mexico border, but there is no law that requires that.
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Bible justifies ripping migrant children from their parents’ arms. Last week Sessions cited apostle Paul’s “clear and wise command” when defending the administration’s new practice. Sessions also said that the Trump administration policy of separating families is “not unusual or unjustified.”
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of New York said that it was up to President Trump to fix the border problem and stop separating children.