Written by DML
President Trump appears to be going crazy, or perhaps he is reverting back to his days as a Manhattan liberal. I don’t know what it is going on inside his head, but whatever it is we should be concerned. The president told Telemundo Friday that he is preparing to sign an executive order providing a road to citizenship for DACA recipients. This goes against everything he promised on the campaign trail in 2016.
Trump provided limited details about the executive order, but told the Hispanic-friendly TV network that they’d be very happy with his big immigration plan, which will include DACA and a road to citizenship.
“I’m going do a big executive order, I have the power to do it as president and I’m going to make DACA a part of it,” Trump said in an interview with Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.
Trump has vowed to end DACA since he announced his road to the White House in 2015, going as far as calling the program an “illegal executive order.” But tonight he said that the new order wouldn’t just be for temporary relief but would be a far more encompassing merit-based bill.
DACA currently serves as a protection for young immigrants that were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, also referred to as Dreamers, to allow them to legally study, work and remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Trump’s announcement comes just weeks after the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling that rejected Trump’s attempt to dismantle the program for young immigrants. It said that the administration had not provided proper legal justification to end the program instated by former President Barack Obama in 2012.
Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.” pic.twitter.com/M926cty8A1
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 10, 2020
If Trump actually means what he says, if he puts pen to paper and provides legalization and a road to citizenship for illegal aliens under DACA, then he can kiss the presidency goodbye. Conservatives will not show up in November for Trump. He will not get the numbers he needs to bury an easy to beat opponent like Joe Biden.
The only thing that can derail the Trump train at this juncture is Trump himself. Based on what I hear from him tonight, it sounds like he has a political death wish. Does he not know how bad this move would be? Amnesty is the one thing you don’t play games with four months before Election Day.
If he is lying, or playing nonsense games, I have to say it’s a really bad strategy. People are hurting right now. Between the COVID-19 mess and the BLM riots which went on without punishment, Americans are ready to throw their hands up in the air believing the country is all but lost. If Trump thinks the Latino vote is the difference between winning and losing, then he’s been sitting between Jared Kushner and Sean Hannity for way too long. What wins this election is his base coming out in huge numbers.
I hope he’s speaking about Mexican citizenship. https://t.co/tblwBGi3aG
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 10, 2020
Hannity in 2012 declared amnesty as the way of ensuring Republicans will win future elections. At the time, Romney had lost the election to Obama by millions of votes. Hannity thought the Latino vote was the difference, but he was wrong. Turned out that 4 million Republicans didn’t show up because they hated Romney. This will be Trump’s fate as well if he gives DACA a winning card that includes amnesty.
I repeat, Hannity on his radio show said in 2012 that no Republican could win the White House without the Latino vote. But Trump proved him wrong when he won in 2016. Let’s not forget that Trump’s entire campaign hinged on his vows to implement mass deportation and build a massive wall. We never got the deportations, instead we got massive surges of caravans. And we never received a wall, instead we got spotty replacement fencing and record numbers of people being released into the general public to grab jobs, including those at Trump’s golf courses. To this point, Trump’s gotten away with these failures because his base blames the Democrats and courts. But neither of those entities are forcing Trump’s hand at creating a pathway to citizenship. He would be doing this on his own.
If he signs a deal for DACA, this will be my last straw. It becomes too much to overcome mentally. I want someone who will fight for me and the rule of law.
I wish he would have done this months ago. Had he, I would have pulled a Kayne West and announced a run as an Independent. But there’s no sense pretending, it’s too late for me. But it’s not too late for Trump. He best wake up real soon and stop dishing out idiotic messages.
If I was advising the president right now, I would tell him that if he wants to win the race then he should reiterate his vow of mass deportations, write an executive order for mandatory e-verify, place sanctions on Mexico, and put an end to the cartels using military force. He would not need Congress, all he would need is a pen, a phone, and a set of balls. Clearly, he has the pen and the phone.