Today in Trumplandia (the crazy world that exists inside Pres. Donald Trump’s brain), the news is that “DACA activists and Hispanics” are going to totally be falling in love with Republicans and “their president.”
Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics. DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will start “falling in love” with Republicans and their President! We are about RESULTS.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Sir…that is not going to happen. Never. Ever.
Trump is referring to his proposed “deal” for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), better known as the DREAM Act, an Obama-era program that has protected approximately 800,000 young undocumented Hispanic people who were brought to the U.S. as children. From CNBC:
In September, Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month delay to force congressional action. If lawmakers cannot reach a solution by March 5, those immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children will no longer be protected from deportation or have the ability to work in the country.
While Democrats have signaled they could support such a deal, Trump complicated matters last week by insisting on including money for his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in an agreement. Democrats have said they will not vote for funding for the proposed barrier.
Trump himself specifically said in his nutty interview with the New York Times last week that:
“Look, I wouldn’t do a DACA plan without a wall. Because we need it. We see the drugs pouring into the country, we need the wall.”
** blink **
Confirmed by Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey this morning.
.@realDonaldTrump repealed #DACA, not Dems. @GOP keeps blocking the #DREAMAct, not Dems. Republicans are using #DREAMers for leverage, not Dems. The only dream Trump seems to care about is his empty one of a border wall. https://t.co/328UKjaaxF
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 2, 2018
Um….so…to clarify, Trump appears to believe that Hispanic people are going to “fall in love” with him and his fellow Republicans nutters because Democrats are unwilling to vote for a measure that will fund Trump’s never feasible (as agreed by Rick Perry, Texas Republican and Trump Administration member) border wall?
As a reminder, I present this screengrab from a 2016 poll, and here’s a newsflash: the Latino support of Trump hasn’t changed since then and they ain’t never gonna love President ButtClown.
You forget Trump loves Hispanics! Haterz.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
He's off his meds today or something. I'm concerned he's about to do/try something big; that all this blustering is a smoke screen. What's going on behind the curtain?!
— jimmy k (@peskypedaler) January 2, 2018
Red Herrings, anyone?
Is Trump pulling his now legendary stunt of doing dumbshit so he can distract from the serious stuff that is legit going on? (likely)
Something is going on. Breaking News story is coming out soon
— 🌊SnowFlake_Guru🌊2018🌊 (@A_Smart_Liberal) January 2, 2018
Is this barrage of tweets because it’s too cold for you to golf?!
— Grammar fiend (@alreaves52) January 2, 2018
Dumb it down for da dummies.
Or we can just sum it up nicely in short incomplete sentences that even Trump and his ignorant supporters will understand.
Lost his marbles.
Bats in the belfry.
A screw loose.
Off the farm.
— Tom Wellborn 👓 (@TomWellborn) January 2, 2018
The last word.
Nobody will fall in love with you, mate. Nobody.
— Steven Thomas (@TheStevenThomas) January 2, 2018