Having Put Children in Cages, Trump Brags "All Over the World, People Want to Come" to the United States

September 19, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

Despite the national and global outcry over his policy of ripping families apart to stoke his xenophobic, racist base and holding young children in cages as bargaining chips for “his stupid wall,” President Donald Trump on Thursday morning—with no apparent sense of irony—bragged about what a wonderful job people think he’s doing and declared, “All over the world, people want to come back to the U.S.”

While just days after Trump told Republicans in Congress it was a “waste of time” to try to pass immigration legislation, the GOP-controlled House on Wednesday failed to pass what had been touted as their “compromise” bill—one that progressives and immigrant rights groups had slammed as still “extremist,” unworkable, and cruel.

“Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has had its day on the floor. It has failed and failed and failed again,” said Diana Pliego, a policy associate at the National Immigration Law Center, after the legislation failed by more than 100 votes.