The brilliance of President Trump’s suggestion that he might bus illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities just becomes more apparent by the minute. Calling their bluff was all it took for the liberal creators and proponents of sanctuary cities to start melting down in public like ice sculptures on the Fourth of July.
“Compassionate” California leftists such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Gavin Newsom must have sent their aides to fetch thesauruses to provide them with new words for how OUTRAGEOUS it was for Trump to suggest that we send illegal immigrants to states and cities whose leaders said they would be welcome with open arms because they contribute so much more to the community than they cost. Here are just a few terms they hurled at Trump:
Pelosi: “Cruel,” “cynical,” “despicable,” “criminal”…Newsom: "unserious," "illegal," "asinine," "sophomoric," “ludicrous,” “petulant,” “sophistry,” “insulting,” “immoral,” “pathetic,” “demoralizing,” “un-American” and “illegal.”
Methinks he doth hyperventilate too much.
Funny that he should mention “illegal.” Some Trump opponents are trying to make the case that it would be illegal for the government to transport illegal immigrants to blue state “sanctuary cities.” If they’re such sticklers for obeying federal immigration law, then why did they deliberately defy federal immigration law to declare themselves “sanctuary cities”?
If you really wanted to be cynical, you might entertain the suggestion by some on the right that Democrats really don’t want these people moving to their cities because they’ll bring all the problems and burdens of taking care of them with none of the increased Democratic electoral votes of turning states they were bused from, like Texas and Arizona, blue.
But they can howl all they like. All it’s doing is exposing what a load of virtue-signaling, “not in my back yard” hypocrites they are. If you think what Trump did was “asinine” rather than brilliant, then consider that he’s made Sen. Cory Booker sound like Trump himself, warning that letting a lot of unvetted illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities will make Americans “less safe.” I’ll pass on the easy comment of calling him a racist, the way leftists did to Trump, and just point out the bright side: it would hardly be possible to make most leftist-run cities any less safe than they already are.
In fact, Trump’s trolling is so powerful that behold: he’s apparently even managed to turn Cher into a Republican!