President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter this morning to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) look foolish, posting a clip from a 2009 speech in which Schumer blasted illegal immigration.
“Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple,” Schumer said in 2009. “Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress on dealing with the millions of illegal immigrants who are here now and on rationalizing our system of legal immigration.”
Back in the day, Cryin’ Chuck was not big a big fan of the now-politically correct term “undocumented worker,” either.
“When we use phrases like undocumented workers, we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combatting illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose,” he said. “If you don’t think it’s illegal, you’re not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong, and we have to change it.”
“Above all else, the American people want their government to be serious about protecting the public, enforcing the rule of law, and creating a rational system of legal immigration that will proactively fit our needs rather than reactively responding to future waves of illegal immigration,” he said. “People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the U.S. legal.
“Chuck Schumer, I agree!” Trump said, adding the link to the video.
Chuck Schumer, I agree! pic.twitter.com/KfoLkQU5Hv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018
In 2017, Schumer cried crocodile tears when Trump tightened immigration restriction by executive order.
“These orders go against what America has always been about,” he said. “No more orders to turn America away from what it has always been.”
Funny how political positions change when expedient.
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