Donald Trump is notoriously tight with his pennies. He cost the American economy about $6 billion with his horrific government shutdown, not to mention the human suffering he caused. Yet, the president tweeted about his imaginary immigration costs and non-citizen voters.
Trump wrote that “illegal aliens” cost the U.S. $18+ billion this year, and “58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas:”
‘We are not even into February and the cost of illegal immigration so far this year is $18,959,495,168. Cost Friday was $603,331,392. There are at least 25,772,342 illegal aliens, not the 11,000,000 that have been reported for years, in our Country. So ridiculous! DHS’
‘58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote. These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. All over the country, especially in California, voter fraud is rampant. Must be stopped. Strong voter ID!’
Trump must be trying to change the subject again. His made-up numbers of refugees in Texas and California are his tired “voter fraud” problem. The thing is, the president already covered this issue again, again, and again.
In fact, he brought in then-Kansas Secretary of State and failed governor candidate Kris Kobach to analyze the fabricated problem. After all, Kobach spent much of his time out of Kansas helping states write their immigration laws. Yet, the immigration hawk found nothing.
Politifact wrote that a study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2015 said:
‘The research shows that immigration is associated with decreased crime rates at both the city and neighborhood levels.’
Trump’s racism has torn at the country’s fabric. The problem is not refugees seeking asylum. The problem is Trump.
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