Throughout Thursday night time’s debate, the impeached president truly obtained an excellent query on DACA from an viewers member, who famous the robust bipartisan help for shielding younger undocumented immigrants, and pressed him on whether or not he would maintain pursuing an finish to the favored program ought to he stay in workplace.
Trump began off by repeating his regular lie, which is that he’s “going to care for DACA.” This isn’t true as a result of he’s been attempting to finish it since September 2017. (Except he means some mob model of “taking care” of one thing; then possibly it’s not a complete lie.) However anyway, Trump continued on together with his nonsense till pressed by moderator Savannah Guthrie, who famous that Trump has actually decimated this system. That’s when Trump jumped in together with his whopper.
”There are—underneath your administration—no new candidates are allowed,” Gunthrie mentioned, “and actually, the DACA recipients now must renew yearly, versus each two years. So, actually, the DACA program has been curtailed by your administration.”
”Nicely, what occurred was due to the pandemic,” Trump replied. “A lot modified on the immigration entrance.” The pandemic. He’s saying the novel coronavirus pandemic, , the one with the “19” within the title as a result of that’s when it was recognized by scientists, is what made him finish the DACA program starting in September 2017?
Maybe he’s additionally blaming his 100-plus days and counting defiance of the Supreme Courtroom’s ruling upholding the DACA program on the pandemic, too. As Guthrie famous, the administration is refusing to just accept new functions however is thus far not outright making an attempt to once more finish this system earlier than the election. Even they know that persevering with to so publicly assault this extremely widespread program is a shedding difficulty for them. But when he stays in workplace, he’ll strive once more and with out worry of the repercussions—for him.
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