There is nothing that Donald Trump can’t find a way to blame on someone else. His favorite tactic is to deflect (what about Hillary?…what about Obama?), but in the face of any criticism of his half-baked, ridiculous notions of how to run the country, Trump’s default is to shift blame onto one, some, or all Democrats.
The DACA (Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals) bill that was presented to Trump, during which he made his now infamous “sh*thole” comments about countries where most citizens are black and brown, was a bipartisan deal agreed upon by both Democrats and Republicans. In fact, it was a group of Republican Congressmen who presented that deal to him. Now, lives hang in the balance while Trump refuses to address a bill he promised to sign unless he gets his way on his unnecessary border wall.
Democrats absolutely do want DACA protections extended, that’s why it was a Democratic president backed by Democratic lawmakers who first signed the program into law that allows immigrants brought to the United States as children to stay in the country. Trump could have signed that bill, or Republicans with Trump’s support could have made a separate bill extending DACA protections that was separate from any other provisions, refusing to use these lives as a bargaining chip.
It is Trump, and Trump alone, whose tantrums over a border wall he promised his supporters Mexico would pay for, who is refusing to help these young people who have worked so hard to make a productive life for themselves here if his border wall isn’t funded by American taxpayers to his satisfaction.
Twitter responded to Trump’s ridiculousness; see some of their best comments below:
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