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article imageOp-Ed: Don't kid yourselves — Trump is loving his border crisis

By Karen Graham     Apr 12, 2019 in Politics
President Donald Trump said he’s considering releasing migrants apprehended at the U.S. southern border into so-called sanctuary cities - to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border.
Actually, his exact words in a Tweet were: “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only."
He added: “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy - so this should make them very happy!”
Later in the afternoon, According to The Hill, at a White House event, Trump doubled down on his threat: "We can give them an unlimited supply [of migrants] and let’s see if they’re so happy,”
All this BS has come about after the Washington Post printed a story Thursday night detailing how White House officials proposed the idea on at least two occasions as a way to retaliate against Democrats who opposed the president’s hard-line immigration policies.
Needless to say, Trump's hand-picked Department of Homeland Security staff was caught off guard by today's comments, especially after telling the news media that on at least two occasions, the plan had been floated but then flatly rejected.
The Guardian is reporting that San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted that "Donald Trump’s threat to flood sanctuary cities with migrants is not a “real idea or a real proposal” but rather “just another scare tactic.” She added, “We are proud to be a Sanctuary City and to continue to put forward proposals to support our immigrant communities."
Trump has made a laughing-stock of this country
Let's be honest here. The current occupant in the White House has no qualms about breaking federal law to accomplish his own personal goals. That he is doing this out of his hatred of all immigrants that are not as white as he is — and for the pure pleasure of further riling up his GOP base and the Democratic House is beside the point in his mind.
But this doesn't reflect the number of Republicans today that are not so happy with Trump's asinine antics of late. Right now, Senate Republicans are screaming mad at the bloodletting within Homeland Security as well as the administration's absence of any clear strategy on handling the border crisis.
And yes, there is a border crisis. Most of it is due to Trump's actions, that include wanting to build his "Great Wall," his cutting-off of aid to three Central American countries, separation of families, detention camps and threats to close the points of entry, which would create an economic crisis in this country and Mexico.
The man is stupid, and his stupidity is made worse because of his choice of "hand-picked" advisors who are obviously uninformed regarding the law, the constitution and anything else having to do with the democratic running of this country.
Trump's worst offense occurred last week during a visit to Calexico, California. Trump promised to pardon Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan if he were jailed for illegally blocking asylum seekers from entering the United States. This was reported to CNN by administration officials. Since that time, McAleenan has been named the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
The question is this - How much more can this country take before it blows itself up from within? Trump has broken U.S. laws and when he realized no one would stop him, he has continued to break our laws. This is ridiculous. Not only has he made the U.S. the laughing-stock of the world, but is really seems to be enjoying it, and that is scary.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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