Along with Trump insulting Haiti and African nations during the infamous immigration meeting, the president also said he doesn't want the Congressional Black Caucus' opinion.
President Donald Trump reportedly not only made vulgar insults against Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a combative immigration reform meeting last week, he also said he didn't care about the Congressional Black Caucus' (CBC) input, according to reports. Trump, who has declared he's not a racist, has no regard for the thoughts of an influential group of Black politicians.
Twitterer-in-Chief Trump called Sen. Durbin "Dicky Durbin," denied the shithole comments and claimed Durbin "blew DACA."
President Donald Trump celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at one of his golf clubs in Florida and used his time to tweet vulgar comments about Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Washington's deepening partisan divide on immigration leaves the fates of many in the balance.
David Perdue, a Republican senator from Georgia, has described it as "a Rubik's cube with five dimensions," although it may, at times, seem more like a hostage negotiation. Republicans have talked about handling "Dreamers" (young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children) more harshly than Obama's administration had. But now, it looks like they have a new plan of attack when discussing DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
President Trump's vile tweets speak volumes about what the GOP allows from its party.
President Donald Trump's vile sexism attacking MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski yesterday has raised questions about just how much the Republican party is willing to let Trump get away with — and about Trump's current state of mind.
"The DREAMers who have DACA are not competing with Americans for a slice of the pie, they are helping to bake a bigger pie for our country and our economy."
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced bills in the House and Senate to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported by the incoming Trump administration.
Trump insists he too has "made a lot of sacrifices." Fellow Republicans strongly condemn Trump's recent comments, saying "even for him, [it's] beyond the pale."
In typical Trump fashion, the Republican presidential nominee over the weekend lashed out against the Muslim parents of an Iraq War veteran killed in action; further insulted the soldier's mother by invoking a Muslim stereotype; and demeaned all families who have lost loved ones in combat, calling his hard work, success and charitable giving comparable sacrifices.
Even though Blacks are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites, Sen. Tom Cotton says the bipartisan effort to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes is "baseless."
The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world's prison population — despite representing about 5 percent of the world's total population.
Nearly 40 percent of Americans believe Muslims should not be president; GOP Candidates hide behind Constitution and most don't condemn Carson.
Despite the fact that the U.S. Constitution clearly states "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States," Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson this weekend said that a Muslim should not be elected president of the United States. And according to a June Gallup poll, 38 percent of Americans agree.
Growing public pressure forces politicians and corporations to change views on long-held beliefs.
It took the actions of a white supremacist to finally convince white political leaders in South Carolina to call for the Confederate flag to be brought down. While the move was widely applauded, the gesture was largely symbolic and further proof that staunch, long-held beliefs can easily change with enough public pressure.
A Confederate flag still flies from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, which many demand be removed after the mass murder of nine in Charleston.
By Sheryl Estrada