Nothing encapsulates the Christian occasion of Easter superior to fuming about worker kids and assaulting our neighbors. This was President Donald Trump’s way to deal with the occasion, at any rate, in the wake of spending the vast majority of the end of the week playing golf and sitting in front of the TV.
Something unmistakably is annoying Trump, and he’s been taking it out on Mexico, outsiders, Democrats, liberals, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a program covering in excess of 800,000 individuals that he finished last September.
The president likewise has been watching Fox News all end of the week, including on Sunday, when he tweeted about “Mexico doing next to no,” “‘Caravans’ coming,” and “NO MORE DACA DEAL.” Then, he halted before TV news cameras on his approach to chapel to reverberate similar explanations. It was all extremely cranky, and not exceptionally Christian– like.
In the wake of tweeting “Glad EASTER!” the president railed on Democrats, pointing the finger at them for the powerlessness of fringe watch officers to carry out their employments. “Getting more perilous. ‘Troops’ coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass extreme laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!” Trump tweeted.
The “caravan” comment mirrors right–wing media’s reaction to a story published by BuzzFeed on Friday titled, “A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them.” This caravan consists of about 1,200 migrants, most of them from Honduras, who currently are in southern Mexico and making their way north.
The journey was organized by the group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, to ensure that migrants heading toward Mexico or the United States can do so more safely by reducing threats from gangs and others who would do them harm. The group, like others before it, is so large that Mexican officials seem to have shrugged their shoulders and let the migrants pass, according to the report.
Trump also tweeted out a reaction to content he saw on Fox & Friends on Saturday in an attack on CA Gov. Jerry Brown.
The president’s latest tweet on Sunday, as of this writing at least, refers to caravans trying to “take advantage of DACA.” But that actually makes no sense. As The New York Times pointed out, DACA requires immigrants to have resided in the United States since 2007, “meaning any crossing the border now would not be eligible.”
Not only does Trump appear not to understand what he’s talking about on DACA, but his comments also are extremely hypocritical. As Rep. Steve Cohen pointed out, the president was standing with his arm around his immigrant wife Melania as he repeated his attacks to TV news cameras before entering a Palm Beach, FL church for Easter morning service.
“Mexico has gotta help us at the border,” Trump said. “A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA. The Democrats blew it.”
Speaking on MSNBC on Sunday morning, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said, “Immigration from Mexico, throughout the border…is declined…The facts don’t support what he’s saying. He’s reacting to a television show that may be talking about that.”
Cohen added that Trump has a “fragile grip on reality.”
But, Happy Easter!