Internet Blasts Trump for Calling for End of Asylum
President Donald Trump has just called to end the U.S. asylum program for refugees, such as this traveling thousands of miles from the murder capital of the world, parts of Central America, to ask America for protection.
The chances of being murdered in parts of Central America is eight times greater than in the U.S. President Trump has separated about 2500 children from their parents. The federal government has about 12,000 children in custody without their parents.
On Monday, Trump called for throwing out U.S. civil rights of due process, which every person on American soil regardless of citizenship has the legal right to exercise.
“Hiring manythousands [sic] of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go – will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country,” Trump said in a statement riddled with spelling errors.
“If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks – and at very little, by comparison, cost. This is the only real answer – and we must continue to BUILD THE WALL!” Trump added.
Contrary to conservative activists and Trump’s own suggestion, in order to apply for asylum a person must be on U.S. soil. They cannot apply for asylum at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Many responded via social media:
"Legal process is not the way to go," says a president who swore to protect and defend the Constitution and rule of law. https://t.co/wOi89HR7h1
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 25, 2018
"No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." – Fifth Amendment, U.S. Constitution https://t.co/1DD8RH3zH5
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 25, 2018
MAKE NO MISTAKE:
This is the President of the United States calling for the suspension of the rule of law. https://t.co/75OmwenUVh
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 25, 2018
The rule of law is inconvenient, so let's just get rid of it. https://t.co/WAcxd0hA0d
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) June 25, 2018
'Law and order' 'president' calls for illegal suspension of the law and extrajudicial law enforcement action. https://t.co/jj5FKXw40L
— Enchiladas con Nihilism (@WideLightImages) June 25, 2018
"No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …”
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 25, 2018
Gosh walls are so hard to defeat. Balloons, drones, catapults, bribes, tunnels, planes, trains, cars hacks & more bribes. Trump's a criminally stupid racist demagogue cutting a legacy in history that brings shame to all Americans. Can't take the mob out of the mobster. #maga https://t.co/sySCYxHW8Q
— Rango (@matthew_meadows) June 25, 2018
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
The conservative anti-Trump PAC Lincoln Project is launching an ad campaign in South Florida with the hopes that President Trump, who is currently vacationing in the region, will see them.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
This is the ad that has @realDonaldTrump turning on @VP @Mike_Pence … it would be a real shame if he had to see this over and over and over again… pic.twitter.com/4tulp5m4OP
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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