Donald Trump sure seems to dislike immigrants a whole lot. He disparages them nearly every day, and usually does his best to keep them from coming to this country…at least the brown ones he does. He doesn’t seem to take as firm a stance when it comes to people from predominantly white countries coming here. In fact he actually encourages that. (Remember his Norway comment.) But that might have something to do with how his family got here.
In order to keep from serving in the military in the Kingdom of Bavaria (a state in Germany), Donald Trump’s grandfather, Frederick Trump, packed up his belongings and came here instead. He arrived poor and with only one skill. Donald’s mother was born in Scotland and came here as an economic migrant. She only had about a seventh or eighth grade education and arrived here when she was 18 with $50 in her pocket. (An economic migrant is one who lives in an area with abysmal living conditions and moves to a new area in order to improve their lives).
Sunday Representative Ted Lieu (D-California) called out Donald Trump for the double standard he places on immigrants nowadays. Trump wants immigrants to come with money in the bank, an education and have a good skill that this country can take advantage of right off the bat.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Your grandfather came to America at the age of 16, did not speak English well, was poor, and started off as a barber. So yes, I will support a merit system based on the same criteria that allowed your grandfather to immigrate to America. https://t.co/enfOJskDWp
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 14, 2018
Oh, and Trump also only wants immigrants from predominantly white countries. If the countries are filled with brown or black people, Trump calls these countries sh*thole countries and doesn’t want their people coming here.
As one can imagine Twitter users had a field day with Rep. Lieu’s tweet:
For a man with Barber lineage, he sure has terrible hair.
— Eric (@EBSinger) January 14, 2018
Grandpa was deported from Germany for refusing to join their military. (See a pattern here). His father was arrested at NYC’s First KKK rally for assaulting cops. Disgraceful history. pic.twitter.com/ggl0dpS3w6
— Hoodlum ?? (@TrumpsareNazis) January 14, 2018
— Gary Schwall (@GLSCHWALL) January 14, 2018
Yeah but his grandfather was white. Brown people do not 'merit' anything in his eyes, unless they are making him a taco salad.
— JamBrady ???? (@Jambrady) January 14, 2018
However, his grandfather would have been excluded if there had been any criteria to disqualify immigrants whose progeny would become narcissistic sociopaths.
— Trump Thoughts (@TrumpDotDotDot) January 14, 2018
She was here on a "work" visa to do adult modeling ie: porn – which is how she got on his radar in the first place.
Good for the US for putting shining examples of how NOT to behave in the WH. KIDS: DON'T BE LIKE 45 & GOLD-DIGGER WIFE
— Judi Adams aka Pinky Knoxville (@judeaa) January 14, 2018
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