Racist-in-Chief Donald Trump cowardly leaked to the media that he was considering ending the DACA program that protected undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. That number totals about 800,000.
Politico reports, 45 (who I refuse to call president) “has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.”
“Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.”
DACA is about protecting children. That’s a bedrock principle of the American society. We don’t turn our backs on children who came here with their parents. This is not right. It’s a travesty.
Though Trump’s decision has not been formally announced, it seems that Trump is punting this to Congress in the hopes that if it fails, he can point fingers at Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.
That’s a cowardly move on his part to appease his shrinking base. But the firestorm that this will spark will haunt the Republican Party for a long time. Heck, it may even give us a new Speaker in 2018, if the Democrats regain control of the House — Nancy Pelosi, who is in no mood to work with Donald Trump.
Trump was hoping that leaking the news to the media in the wee hours before the Labor Day holiday, it would get the least amount of coverage. We saw this calculation backfire royally when he pardoned Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on Texas. He also hasn’t tweeted a thing since he shot himself in the foot with an empty threat to China and others about ending trade deals with countries that did business with North Korea. I bet the Chinese haven’t stopped laughing at that tweet.
Watch him get back on Twitter after lying low for a couple hours by blaming Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, possibly some Republicans, and any critic he can find. Ending DACA will be Donald Trump’s most inexcusable decision yet. Considering that his current wife, Melania Trump and ex-wife Ivana Trump are immigrants, it’s just heartless. We are still waiting for that press conference from the current Mrs. Trump on how she obtained a green card if she wasn’t married or had a profession in demand. The hypocrisy from this 71-year-old coward is glaring.