A guest on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, Sanders emphasized Democrats will not “desert” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
“What Republicans must understand is they have got to start negotiating in a bipartisan manner; they cannot have it all if they want 60 votes,” Sanders told Mitchell.
Any appropriations bill in the Senate requires 60 votes to pass, meaning Republicans would need at least nine Democrats to pass a spending bill, and Sanders is not keen on voting for another continuing resolution.
“That means not only protecting the Dreamers, it means parity between defense and non-defense spending,” Sanders said. “If they wanna spend a zillion dollars more on defense, then we have gotta take care of the working class in this country.
“We’re not going to desert these young people,” Sanders said, referring to the more than 700,000 DACA recipients.
On Thursday, in a meeting with a senators and House members on immigration, the President of the United States, asked this: “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?”
Yes, he said “shithole countries” — apparently in reference to the fact that immigrants from places like El Salvador, Haiti and Africa were being protected in a potential bipartisan deal to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and secure funding for border security.
What’s even more appalling is that the White House didn’t even try to deny that Trump used that slur, which was first reported in The Washington Post. In fact, in a lengthy statement from White House spokesman Raj Shah, the administration seemed to even defend the sentiment. “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” said Shah.
But it gets even worse. Asked about the “shithole” comments, a White House official told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins this:
“The President’s ‘shithole’ remark is being received much differently inside of the White House than it is outside of it. Though this might enrage Washington, staffers predict the comment will resonate with his base, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem did not alienate it.”
Stop. Read that again. Here’s what it means: The President’s voicing of a racist remark about the sorts of people whom we are letting into the country is actually a good thing because people who like Trump will agree with him.
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