President Donald Trump signaled a willingness to compromise on a key immigration issue -- but then he blew it.
The president suggested during his State of the Union address that immigrants brought to the United States as children posed a threat to native-born Americans, and internet users were horrified.
"I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties — Democrats and Republicans — to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion and creed," Trump said. "My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans — to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers too."
Social media users pounded the president.
Americans are Dreamers too? Wtf! How about Dreamers are Americans too. #SOTU #Dreamers— One-Eyed Willie (@One-Eyed Willie)1517367434.0
“Americans are Dreamers too” - POTUS. Basically the same idea as All Lives Matter. Just trying to discredit the ot… https://t.co/xfvnZC4Z9O— Kurt Heidemann (@Kurt Heidemann)1517367391.0
And why the hell not, let’s take a swipe at Dreamers, who are Americans in every sense but on paper: “Because Ameri… https://t.co/FZ2a5LAexi— Cristian Farias (@Cristian Farias)1517367434.0
“Americans are dreamers too.” The fuck outta here with that bullshit #sotu— Mr. Brightside ↙️↙️↙️ (@Mr. Brightside ↙️↙️↙️)1517367435.0
The racism in this #SOTU is off the charts. #DreamersAreAmericans.— Daren G (@Daren G)1517367935.0
"Americans are dreamers too" is the dumbest catchphrase ever. White people have been living their American dream si… https://t.co/c6j6eLTcuq— brianna 🌙 (@brianna 🌙)1517367935.0
In case any of y’all were curious who that line was for... https://t.co/xtchsTJ24r— Jimmy Dahman (@Jimmy Dahman)1517369555.0