President Donald Trump was all set to attend Thursday’s opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum, a $100 million 26,000 square foot enterprise that will celebrate and educate Americans and visitors from all around the world on the ideals of freedom, liberty, and welcoming immigrants.
“Liberty Enlightening the World,” the Statue’s official name, “stands for good things: democracy, freedom, liberty, inclusion,” says Stephen Briganti, president and CEO of the foundation in charge of the Museum, France 24 reports. “It stands for all those things and so many more.”
The Secret Service “swarmed” Liberty Island last week to prepare for President’s Trump’s attendance at the opening ceremony Thursday.
Instead, “President Trump is ditching Thursday’s opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum because he doesn’t want to hobnob with New York Dems, opting instead to stick with a more receptive right-wing crowd in the Rose Garden at the unveiling of a new immigration plan,” the New York Daily News reports.
Trump not wanting to “hobnob” with Democrats is likely just one of several reasons he’s canceled plans to visit in his own hometown.
Slate calls the Museum “a quiet paean to America’s embrace of immigrants.”
Thursday afternoon Trump will unveil his new immigration program, which is actually Jared Kushner’s new immigration program. And it’s, unsurprisingly, designed to further reduce immigration from asylum seekers and those looking to unite with their families, and instead focus on what Trump calls a “merit” system, based on skills, education, and “patriotic assimilation.”
It’s likely DOA as even Republicans are opposed to it, even though it was “aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue,” as CNN reports.
One major problem: Trump’s new immigration program does not even address DACA, and even Republicans want that critical issue resolved.
But could there be a more stark contrast on this issue today than a celebration of America’s embrace of immigrants on an island by the President’s hometown, and President Trump unveiling a program designed to all but end immigration into the U.S. from “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”?
Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.
Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.