At Tuesday's coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump touted his temporary immigration ban, claiming that it will benefit Americans who have been laid off from their jobs.
TRUMP on temporary immigration ban: "By pausing immigration, we'll help put unemployed Americans first in line for… https://t.co/mo60pAaGuC— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1587506856.0
Commenters on social media did not buy the president's explanation, pointing out that it didn't make any sense.
@atrupar The ban only applies to green cards (permanent residency) not to temporary work visas. How the heck does… https://t.co/gGBdvlWIGJ— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈)1587507060.0
@atrupar Not sure Americans are as willing to work for those wages as he imagines.— TheBadNewsB (@TheBadNewsB)1587506900.0
@atrupar Trump is Racist in Chief. Trumpers are racists, bigots, or assholes.— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈)1587507022.0
@atrupar If they didn't have the jobs before, best believe they won't never. This statement as with other statemen… https://t.co/MvaRQmdNuj— Red Lioness #NeverTrump#Resistance #Native (@Red Lioness #NeverTrump#Resistance #Native)1587507185.0