ONN – Trump Rep Ken Cuccinelli Called “Un American” By Jeffrey Toobin Of CNN
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, upset CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin for, as the CNN headline reports, “rewriting Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration.”
“Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus’s words etched on the Statue of Liberty, ‘Give me your tired, give me your poor,’ are also a part of the American ethos?” NPR’s Rachel Martin asked Ken Cuccinelli on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”. Ken, the former Virginia Attorney General, said “They certainly are: ‘Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge. That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the same time as the first public charge was passed — very interesting timing.”
So, Ken Cuccinelli just said that America doesn’t want the poor immigrant unless that person can work without government aide. On CNN, Jeffrey Toobin reminded all of our nation’s history of providing government aide to new, poor immigrants, and called Cuccinelli’s words “un-American.”
President Trump is determined to use immigration as a wedge play to divide the nation and gin up the support of poor white working class voters. Divide and conquer is a terrible approach to governance that can only lead down a path toward authoritarian rule. Democracy is set aside for a system of near dictatorial control. We can’t have that in America.
This blogger has gone off script because what President Trump is trying to do is as depressing as it is divisive and racist and classist. Trump has damaged the American mood and depressed us all and just on the heels of the feel-good years of President Obama.
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