The vast divide between Trump's private and public comments on immigration



I loved the moment during President Trump's State of the Union address when he announced that the Department of Homeland Security was setting up an office to publicize victims of illegal alien crime. The gasps and moans from the Democrats were very audible. I also loved how Trump talked about building a wall and enforcing the law.

But President Trump's public comments on immigration were markedly different from his private ones. Just ahead of the State of the Union he met with the press in a private meeting and multiple sources (The New York Times, ABC News, CNN) all reported the same thing: that Trump thought the time was right to legalize the "Dreamers". From the NYT:

Mr. Trump broke from his tough immigration stance in a conversation with news anchors just hours before he spoke and said he was open to a the kind of broad overhaul that many Republicans and some of his core supporters have derided as “amnesty.”

“The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” the president told the TV anchors at the White House, according to people present during the discussion.

But Mr. Trump made only glancing reference to a broad immigration overhaul in his speech, calling for a new “merit-based” system that only admits those able to support themselves financially, and never mentioning legalization of undocumented people. Overall, his speech held to the tough-on-immigration theme that marked his campaign.

Hours before the speech, Mr. Trump went so far on Tuesday as to raise the idea of granting citizenship to young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, one person present said. Such a change would go well beyond the temporary work permits President Barack Obama offered them through a 2012 executive order.

During his campaign, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Obama’s directive as an “illegal amnesty,” and promised he would immediately end the program if elected.

If true, this would mean that Trump was not honest with his supporters on one of his most important promises. It calls into question his integrity.

What Trump is proposing to do is to go beyond even what Obama did. What's worse, he's not even willing to wait until the border is secured. Even as we speak, every day new "Dreamers" sign up under the Trump "Dreamer" program, which he took ownership of when he became president.

I thought the idea was to at least secure the border first, and then talk about what to do about those who remained here. Evidently President Trump feels that there is no need to wait.

This turnabout, if true, is disastrous for several reasons. It makes absolutely no sense to deport illegal alien parents but to let their children stay here. By offering the kids amnesty now, before a border wall is built, before the nation is secure, Trump is making the US a magnet for illegals, especially unaccompanied minors, just as Obama did. By giving up this concession now, Trump has left no bargaining chips to negotiate with Democrats, should he need their votes.

Most distressing is that Trump is saying one thing in private and another in public. With multiple sources confirming this story and a lack of denial from the White House, it is hard to believe it is not true. If true, it shows Trump being the ultimate cynic and not having the courage to state his true beliefs to the American public who elected him. That's always been my biggest problem with Trump--his lack of integrity and consistent belief system.

[originally in AT]



Related articles:
Two weeks later, still no revised executive order from Trump

Trump violates the Constitution exactly as Obama did

What movie scene did President Trump's press conference remind you of?








Hijabi NSC staffer quits, worsening shortage of pro-Sharia officials


Hijabi NSC staffer quits, worsening shortage of pro-Sharia officials
CONTINUE READING

Related articles:
New National Security Advisor doesn't believe in "radical Islamic terrorism"

Afghan bride sold for 30 goats executed for non-performance

The smartest way to draft an executive order regarding entry restrictions




How many lives could be saved by cutting down the Amazon rainforest?


The New York Times reported yesterday that the Amazonian rainforest was being cut down, but unfortunately not at a fast enough rate. That's because cutting down the rainforest actually saves lives.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Ivanka Trump vs Michelle Obama on Magazine Covers

Best Liberal Scream Ever

Obama, building wall around home, may get Mexico to pay for it



Introducing the Trayvon Martin computer game!


Trayvon Martin was the young man who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after Martin tried to kill Zimmerman by pounding his head into the pavement. But since Trayvon was black and he was killed by a non-black, he was heralded as a national hero. Obama himself even said that if he had a son, he might have been just like Trayvon.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Is Yale on the verge of changing its name?

Why do millions of black people try to dye their skin white?

Is it racist to ask a black man with dreadlocks for drugs?



New National Security Advisor doesn't believe in "radical Islamic terrorism"


President Trump's new National Security Advisor doesn't believe it is "helpful" to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Afghan bride sold for 30 goats executed for non-performance

The smartest way to draft an executive order regarding entry restrictions

A legal analysis of the Ninth Circuit's dangerous usurpation of presidential power



Why doesn't anyone want to wrestle with a girl who takes male hormones?


A question for my female readers: if you took male hormones, would you have trouble finding anyone to wrestle with you?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
New study shows West Virginia is the transgendered capital of America

If Obama had a son, would he have looked like Chelsea Manning?

Can you figure out the gender of the HuffPo's new Editor in Chief?



Two weeks later, still no revised executive order from Trump


Immediately after the Ninth Circuit put Trump's entry executive order on hold, Trump promised a revised executive order in just a few days. This was an emergency situation, we were told. Each day we were exposed to visitors from those seven dangerous countries was a day that America was potentially put into danger.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Trump violates the Constitution exactly as Obama did

What movie scene did President Trump's press conference remind you of?

Mark Levin: Trump sounds like Jeb Bush when it comes to "Dreamers"



New "Alien" movie features gay couple repopulating planet


If you're a fan of the "Aliens" movies, which of the following do you recognize as being in the contemporary standard formula of "Aliens" films?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
What movie scene did President Trump's press conference remind you of?

Ivanka Trump vs Michelle Obama on Magazine Covers

The vastly overrated Mary Tyler Moore Show



New study shows West Virginia is the transgendered capital of America


Have you ever wondered where the most "transgendered" people in America can be found, percentage-wise? Los Angeles? Manhattan? San Francisco?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
If Obama had a son, would he have looked like Chelsea Manning?

Can you figure out the gender of the HuffPo's new Editor in Chief?

Mom sues to stop son from becoming daughter



Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit by ICE crackdown


President Trump's promise of increased enforcement of immigration laws is already having an effect. Mexican restaurants are experiencing a downturn of business.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Trump violates the Constitution exactly as Obama did

Dozens of illegals lose jobs for skipping work on "Day without immigrants"

Illegal immigrants too terrified to apply for welfare



Trump violates the Constitution exactly as Obama did


When Obama granted mass amnesty to "Dreamers", children of illegal aliens, conservatives were outraged. As a policy decision it was an awful one. But as a legal one it was even worse. Obama never sought legislation from Congress to legalize the "Dreamers", in fact, on many occasions, Obama lamented that he didn't have the authority to do so. But then he changed his mind and decided he did have the authority to do so, and did so. Obama violated the Constitution, creating his own legislation without the Legislative branch, acting dictatorially. Conservatives were rightly horrified.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
What movie scene did President Trump's press conference remind you of?

Mark Levin: Trump sounds like Jeb Bush when it comes to "Dreamers"

Does Trump need a chief of staff more like an SUV or a Priebus?




Next Page





Search Topic Areas
o Donald Trump
o Best articles
o Abortion
o Economy
o Education
o Environment
o Hairy feminists
o Gay agenda
o Gun control
o Illegal aliens
o Pop culture
o Radical islam
o Republicans
o Reverse Racism
o Ted Cruz
o Transvestite agenda




NewsMachete.com Copyright 2015
Feedback


Who is NewsMachete?

Privacy policy
Search Topic Areas
o Donald Trump
o Best articles
o Abortion
o Economy
o Education
o Environment
o Hairy feminists
o Gay agenda
o Gun control
o Illegal aliens
o Pop culture
o Radical islam
o Republicans
o Reverse Racism
o Ted Cruz
o Transvestite agenda