Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Compares Legal Immigrants to Trash

Donald Trump thinks immigrants are trash, metaphorically speaking. Not just unauthorized immigrants. Legal immigrants -- specifically, those who come to the US on "diversity visas," after being selected in a lottery for residents of countries that are underrepresented in the US immigration system as a whole. Trump said, ""They give us their worst people, put them in a bin ... they're picking the worst of the worst, congratulations you're going to the US."

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It's not surprising that Trump is wrong on the facts -- people selected in the visa lottery go through exactly as much screening as any other would-be immigrant to the United States, and the governments of their countries are not deliberately "picking" them to immigrate.

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I'm by no means a fan of Trump but I think saying he's comparing them to trash is a big stretch. I took it as putting their names in a bin and picking the name out.

#1 | Posted by Pirate at 2017-12-15 05:05 PM

I get what you're saying, Pirate, but "worst of the worst" is not exactly a commendation.

#2 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-15 05:48 PM

Orange-painted $#!+ demon is an orange-painted $#!+ demon.

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2017-12-15 08:06 PM

He wasn't complimenting them for sure.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-15 08:15 PM

What Trump means is he wants to personally select who gets visas.

He's selling them for half a million each.

Allowing people in for free undermines his ability to do so.

#5 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-15 08:50 PM

Well Trump's granddad was trash, so maybe he has a point.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-15 11:24 PM

What else could you call 'chain immigration'?Cousins, Brothers. and In laws.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-16 05:34 PM

human beings. trump is the trash.

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-12-17 09:15 AM

Trump said, ""They give us their worst people, put them in a ______________ bin ... they're picking the worst of the worst, congratulations you're going to the US."

FILL IN THE BLANK

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-17 09:37 AM

#1, see #9

What you're doing is falling for Donnie Dotard's favorite trick - say something everyone understands but leave out one word, or add in a qualification (think: everyone knows, people say, some of, etc...)

Congratulations, you are enabling.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-17 09:39 AM

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