May 18, 2022

Trump just shut the door on DACA once and for all in vile Twitter rant

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Easter is a holiday of redemption. Passover is a holiday of liberation.


Donald Trump celebrated those holidays today with a series of tweets of oppression that bordered on insane demagoguery.

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Without monitoring what was airing on Fox News in the moments before the president hit send on his phone, it’s difficult to know what set off this particular tirade against Democrats, DREAMers, and Mexico.

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The spirit of redemption and liberation was nowhere to be found in Trump’s furiously angry words of immigration paranoia and xenophobia. With visions of imaginary dangerous caravans of immigrants dancing in his head, the president decided to celebrate the holiday of hope and freedom by complaining about releasing immigrants from detention before they can be handed over to ICE agents.

Perhaps it’s just that with all that free time on his hands down in Mar-a-Lago, he’s had time to realize the significance and size of his defeat in the recently passed budget bill that failed to fund the wall that he promised Mexico would pay for.

So like a spoiled and bratty infant upset about not getting his way, Trump is taking his toys and going home, abandoning any pretense of doing anything to help the DREAMers who were brought to this country as children and rejecting any deal to restore the DACA program that allowed them to continue to live and work in the US legally.

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Frustrated that our democracy doesn’t allow him to simply dictate the laws of the land as his pals Putin, Xi, Erdogan, and Duterte can, Trump calls for an end to the legislative tradition of the filibuster that protects the minority party from the complete domination by the majority.

With all the eloquence of the Hulk (HULK NEED WALL!!), Trump threatens Mexico with the abrogation of the NAFTA trade deal, ignoring that the US is a beneficiary of the deal as well and will suffer as much by its repeal as it may or may not gain.

It is Trump’s last tweet in the series this morning that shows how truly divorced from reality the president is.

The now non-existent DACA program only applies to people who came to the US at the age of 15 or under before June 2007, so no one who immigrated after that date would be eligible. Trump’s claims of “big flows of people” trying to get “in on the act” are fictitious fear-mongering by a petulant president who laments his inability to simply mandate his desires by fiat.

For a president who constantly brags about the superlatives of his abilities, Trump has proven that indeed, it is only he who could transform a holiday of peace and redemption into an opportunity to spew vile hatred of immigrants.  Anyone who considers Trump as their savior should throw him back in his sepulcher and roll the stone back in front of the opening.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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