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Trump to unveil new ‘patriotic assimilation’ immigration plan after canceling plans to attend Statue of Liberty museum opening

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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”?


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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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