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‘It is not a right’: Fox News host says babies born in the US ‘should have to earn’ their citizenship

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Fox News host Steve Hilton argued on Tuesday that babies born in the U.S. do not have a “right” to citizenship even though the nation’s Constitution clearly states that they do.

During a segment on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney asked Hilton if President Donald Trump has the power to rescind birthright citizenship with an executive order as he recently suggested in an interview with Axios.

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Hilton argued that Trump made a “smart move” by floating the idea because “the Democrats are weak” on immigration.

“U.S. citizenship is a privilege, it is not a right,” Hilton said. “It’s something that you should have to earn. I’m working towards that. I’m hoping to start the process next year actually… And to me, that’s something that’s so precious and shouldn’t just be handed out simply by being here.”

“I think the constitutionality of it is something that lawyers will argue about,” he continued. “I’ve seen both sides make the case just today that the way the Constitution is written was not intended to cover people who are just here for a short period of time.”

According to Hilton, the Constitution “is supposed to cover citizens or lawful residents who have been here longer than that.”

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“It shouldn’t be handed out lightly,” he concluded.

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

Watch the video below from Fox Business.

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Trump whistleblower needs to go directly to FBI because Bill Barr can’t be trusted: Ex-FBI director

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Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi blew up Donald Trump's claim that he is the victim of a "Ukraine Witchhunt."

He then added that the whistleblower who went to the inspector general with a serious charge against the president should take what he has and go to the FBI within a week if nothing happens.

"We've got to get to the bottom of this, and we can't rely on leaks and certain reporters getting certain tidbits of information," the ex-FBI man explained. "This needs to be explored and it's likely this could end up in a criminal investigation."

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Furious Biden goes scorched earth on ‘serial abuser’ Trump over smears in epic rant

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On Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden furiously laid into President Donald Trump amid reports he tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into digging up dirt on him and his son.

"Here's what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated," said Biden. "He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that's what happened? That appears to have happened. You should be looking at Trump. Trump's doing this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and he's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me."

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Trump is ‘a profoundly lawless individual’: Presidential biographer tells Democrats to wake up and go after president

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On MSNBC's "AM Joy" Saturday, in the wake of the Ukraine scandal, presidential biographer Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien laid out how President Donald Trump's presidency has become a pure exercise in criminality — and how House Democrats need to treat this as the threat that it is.

"The Democrats are looking at this as a chess board," said O'Brien. "Republicans see it as a knife fight. They're not even trying to play chess. They've been playing politics at the electoral level and in the Congress by simply trying to rip the spine out of anybody who opposes them. The Democrats are trying to figure out what's the right thing. I honor that, but as long as they sit back and are more concerned about appearances or not upsetting the table, Republicans are going to run circles around them, both electorally and when it comes to Donald Trump."

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