Earlier today Donald Trump tweeted an announcement that has his base, and some Republicans in general, very upset and feeling let-down.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
‘At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!’
For those who didn’t catch the news, or have forgotten since Trump tweets multiple times in a day, on June 17th last week he announced his plans for a massive sweep, performed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Here is the original tweet that he walked back from today:
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
‘Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!’
Per NBC News, the real truth behind the new tweet from today is not that the move was made because of a request from the Democrats, rather NBC states that the plans for the large-scale roundup were halted because the information leaked to the media. Furthermore, officials from the Department of Homeland Security said that the ICE did not have plans in place for how to detain and hold 2,000 immigrant families, after they were arrested and before they get deported.
Nancy Pelosi made a phone call to Trump on Friday night, asking him to drop the plans altogether. Today, she released a statement speaking to leaders of faith-based and community organizations. She stated in part:
‘Families belong together. These families are hard-working members of our communities and our country. The President’s action makes no distinction between a status violation and committing a serious crime.
‘Yesterday, the President spoke about the importance of avoiding the collateral damage of 150 lives in Iran. I would hope he would apply that same value to avoiding the collateral damage to tens of thousands of children who are frightened by his actions.’
All of these developments have Trump’s base in a tizzy. Today on social media, his base hit back, some even suggesting that the massive ICE raid should begin with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. Ouch.
Here are some of the best ex-Trump supporter’s tweets:
Come on man!!!! The can just keeps getting kicked down the road. The Democrats don’t want to fix it – they just want to impeach you. And the Republicans don’t want to fix it because they’re terrified of the Democrats. Enough already……get the border secured NOW!!!
— Gregory Rice (@LetsGoStros2019) June 22, 2019
I wish you wouldn’t have delayed as people here illegally have had plenty of time to go home on their own. Not to mention all of the time that our Government has had to fix our flawed immigration laws. I support though. Keep up the good work. ??
— Stacy Reeves (@Stacy_Reeves) June 22, 2019
How about we start now I don’t believe in the democrats anyway so just start now ! ??
— Eno ?? (@theepsilonprog1) June 22, 2019
And her fast-tracked parents too…. Melania worked here illegally for several years before even attempting to go legal path & should have been ineligible being forced to return to her country of origin for 10 years before applying again…Then she sponsored her parents
— Robbie Ballentine (@RobbieBeTweetin) June 22, 2019
there will never be a solution, this is an invasion, they need to be removed ASAP and those who employ them need to be punished.
— Trex 1 (@Trex7776) June 22, 2019
— #BeBetterAmerica (@GoldenRuleLover) June 22, 2019
What?! Delay for what? Take action immediately.
— thejackofall (@thejackofall) June 22, 2019
Well Mr President, with all due respect Sir, the Democrats and Republicans have had more than enough time to work together on this issue!!!
— Amanda Heath (@AmandaH59289729) June 22, 2019
Too much talk lately. Let’s see some actual action. Grab the p?ssies, don’t be one….?♂️
— Joe (@Joe__Byrnes) June 22, 2019
Well, so much for #Trump2020. Soon, his base may start tweeting out this tweet:
This President needs to be impeached.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 21, 2019
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