Outside of that brutal Time magazine cover, I thought I’d take a break from Trump today, because I know many of you are as tired of reading about him as I am tired of writing about him. I thought that the day after signing the Executive Order stopping the practice of separating children from their parents, he’d retreat for a day to lick his wounds.
How pathetically wrong I was.
Trump goes full Qanon, accuses Democrats of creating a "massive child smuggling industry." pic.twitter.com/WgS0uKFyNC— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 21, 2018
(For a refresher on QAnon, check here).
He also suggested that immigrants get world-class treatment: “So they want us to take care of bed space and resources and personnel, and take everybody, and you know, like, let’s run the most luxurious hotel in the world for everybody.”
He said that immigrants — who come to the United States in the hopes of a better life — “walk through Mexico like they’re walking through Central Park.”
He believes that asylum seekers enter the country with their secret passwords. “We shouldn’t be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our country based on the legal phrase they are told to say as their password.”
You know what? He’s starting to sound a little pissy. “[Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi] don’t care about the children. They don’t care about the injury. They don’t care about the problems. They don’t care about anything. All they do is say, ‘Obstruct & let’s see how we do,’ because they have no policies that are any good.”
This is Trump with control of Congress. What’s he going to be like if he loses the House?
Meanwhile, his own wife is out there investigating the humanitarian crisis of her husband’s own creation.
First Lady Melania Trump: "I'm here to learn about your facility, in which I know you house children on a long term basis. And I'd also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible." pic.twitter.com/LgLddG3NJE— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 21, 2018
While his daughter … oh you know what? Fuck her.
Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 20, 2018
Here’s a fun irony, however: Trump’s anti-immigration positions are actually improving America’s view of immigrants. From The Washington Post:
Immigrants, in Trump’s estimation, are mostly worth considering to the extent that they are a scourge to be addressed. New polling from Gallup, though, shows that Americans broadly disagree. A lot.
Since 2001, Gallup has asked Americans about their views of immigration in general. In 2002, views were about split; slightly more Americans said that immigration was a good thing for the United States than said it was bad. Since then, though, those saying it’s a good thing have steadily increased while the number opposing immigration has fallen.
In its most recent poll, 75 percent of Americans said that immigration was a good thing, the highest level recorded.