Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look
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Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look

-The Trump administration
has announced a new rule that would limit
legal immigration by imposing a wealth test. For more on this it’s time for
“A Closer Look.” [ Suspenseful theme plays ]
[ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪ Trump has many racist conspiracy
theories about immigrants. He thinks they’re being
funded by shadowy groups. He thinks it’s a plot
to invade America and he’s pretty sure
at least one of his sons snuck in from Transylvania. [ Laughter ]
[as Trump] Secret Service, he’s out of his coffin again. [ Laughter ] Trump also has his insane
theory that other countries are somehow rigging
the visa lottery system, to put their worst people
in the lottery. He’s repeated it many times, including at a rally
earlier this month. -How about the lottery system? [ Booing ] How about lotteries? You put the name in a basket. The country puts the name
in the basket and you pick people
out of the lottery. Well, let’s see,
“This one’s a murderer. [ Laughter ]
This one robbed four banks. This one, I’d better not say. This one,
another murderer.” Ladies and gentlemen,
another murderer. -It sounds like
he’s picking his cabinet. [ Laughter ]
[as Trump] Bank robber. [ Cheering and applause ]
Oh, a murderer. Oh, oh, you guys. [ Cheering and applause ] You guys, we got a cannibal. [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] But, Trump continued. -Think of this: Do you think they’re gonna
put their great citizens? They have great citizens. They have great people,
like we have great people. Do you think those people are
going into a lottery? No. And then, we get
these people coming in. You just take a look. Look at the people they put
into these lotteries. -That’s not how it works. Countries don’t put people
in the lotteries. [ Laughter ]
People enter themselves and it’s not murderers, saying, “The police are closing in! I better make my escape,
by entering a random drawing.” [ Laughter ] This is one of Trump’s favorite
insane conspiracy theories and he’s repeated it countless
times throughout his presidency. -They have a lottery. You pick people. You think the country’s
givin’ us their best people? No. Visa lottery! Visa lottery! Boom. Who is this?!
Who is this? And then, when they turn out
to be not so good, we say, “I wonder why.” Well, maybe the country’s
giving us their worst in those lotteries. Does that make any sense? Think of it: A lottery! You pick people. Now, let me ask you. So, these countries that are
sending people in. Do you think they’re
sending us their finest? And then, we wonder why
we have problems. We’re not going to be a stupid country anymore! -Anh, we’re still very much
the stupid country. [ Laughter and applause ]
Stupid is our brand. Obama made us cool.
You made us stupid. One of the other
problems here is, unlike more complicated terms, Trump thinks he knows
what a lottery is, so, even though he’s wrong,
he’s trying to flex his muscles. I’m surprised he didn’t
just start talking about scratch-offs,
at some point. [as Trump]
And they give you a card and you use a dime, ideally. Worst case, your thumb, and you just start scratching
and, if you get three matching flags,
that’s your new home. [ Laughter and applause ] That’s how it works
in a [bellowing] lottery! A visa lottery. [ Applause ] Trump feeds his supporters
these racist conspiracy theories to make them think
that undeserving immigrants are coming here and draining
our public resources, which is a bigoted lie. And, now, he’s taking that lie
one step further, by implementing a new rule
that will basically institute a wealth test, in order
to limit legal immigration. -A major policy change
by the Trump administration is trying to dramatically limit
legal immigration into the U.S. The so-called public charge rule would make it more difficult
for people who are, again, here legally, but rely on some
form of government assistance. Medicaid, food stamps, housing
vouchers, some of the examples. It would make it harder
for them to get a green card. The new criteria
favors wealthier, more educated immigrants. The National Immigration
Law Center calls the new rule a wealth test on immigrants. [ Rotors whirring ]
-I don’t think it’s fair to have the American taxpayer pay for people to come
into the United States. I’m tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people
to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare
and various other things, so I think we’re doing it right. -So, now,
you’re suddenly concerned about wasting taxpayers’ money? You’ve already spent more
than $100 million, just on golf trips. [ Laughter ]
And I have one very simple
fix for this. We don’t need to stop
paying for his golf. We just need to stop paying
for his golf cart because just imagine how fast
he would lose interest if he had to walk.
[as Trump] This sucks. [ Laughter ]
I’m gonna play a sport where you don’t have
to move so much, like grass luge. [ Laughter and clapping ] This is fundamentally
antithetical to everything that America’s
supposed to stand for. In fact, that ethos
is famously etched on the Statue of Liberty in the Emma Lazarus poem
“The New Colossus.” Yesterday,
Trump’s acting director of U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli,
was asked on NPR about that poem and said this. -Would you also agree
that Emma Lazarus’s words, etched on the Statue of Liberty,
“Give me your tired, your poor,” are also part
of the American ethos? -They certainly are. “Give me your tired
and your poor” who can stand
on their own two feet [ Laughter ]
and who will not become a public charge. -First of all, you can’t
just rewrite the poem! [ Laughter ]
Especially a poem on a plaque. Once it’s on a plaque,
it’s the thing. [ Laughter ] The sign says “No smoking,” not “No smoking,
but also smoking.” [ Laughter ] Second, you want them
to stand on their own two feet? Trump can’t stand
on his two feet. [ Laughter ]
Look at him.
He’s like a drunk guy, tryin’ real hard
to pretend he’s sober. [ Clapping ]
Trump is doing this for two reasons:
one, he’s a racist and racism is at the core
of his immigration policy. And two, he can’t deliver
on any of the other promises he’s made to voters. That’s why his administration
inflicts cruelty on desperate migrant families, like when they conducted
the largest single-state immigration raid
in history last week and separated children
from their parents. Meanwhile, he can’t
actually do anything to help the people
he promised to help: the so-called forgotten
men and women of America, the working class
he claimed he championed. He told them he’d fix everything
and that it would be so easy. You know, like healthcare. -We’re gonna get you
something so good. So much less expensive,
so much better. You know what it’s called?
It’s better and less expensive. That’s a good combination. You’re going to have
such great healthcare, at a tiny fraction of the cost,
and it’s gonna be so easy. -As a general rule,
never take advice from a guy in a camouflage hat
with orange font because… [ Laughter ]
it’s a weird choice. I mean, I get the orange,
but not the words, you know? You’ve never seen a hunter
going into the woods in camo gear with bright
orange writing that says, “I am a hunter.”
[ Laughter ] Now, a universal
healthcare system that guarantees healthcare
as a human right is possible,
as many industrialized nations and Democrats running
for president have shown, but Trump made the promise without having any clue
what he was talking about and then, of course,
once it came time to come up with an actual plan, like any con artist,
he tried to talk in circles until people forgot
what he’d promised. This will be a plan where
you can choose your doctor. This will be a plan
where you can choose your plan. -[Chuckling]
-And you know what the plan is? This is the plan.
-Oh my God. He always sounds like
he’s playing Taboo and he can’t think
of a second clue that’s not [indistinct] [as Trump]
Uh, it’s a plan, you know. Like a plan. A plan.
It’s a plan. You know, a plan!
[ Buzzer ] The word was plan.
I was cheating. [ Laughter and clapping ] I was cheating the whole time. Then, there was Trump’s promise
to save manufacturing jobs. During a stop in Ohio
two years ago, he told residents
he would singlehandedly save their manufacturing plants. In fact, he literally told
the people at his rally who were worried about losing
their jobs not to move. -I rode through your
beautiful roads, coming up from the airport
and I was — I was lookin’ at some
of those big, once incredible, job-producing factories. And my wife, Melania, said,
“What happened?” I said, “Those jobs
have left Ohio.” They’re all
comin’ back. [ Cheering and applause ]
They’re all comin’ back. [ Whistling ]
Comin’ back. [ Applause ] Don’t move. Don’t sell your house.
Don’t sell your house. -If Donald Trump, a man
who has gone bankrupt six times and is infamous
for some of the biggest real estate disasters
in history, tells you don’t sell your
house, sell your house. [ Laughter and applause ]
Trump is — Trump is the kind of guy
who would tell people, during a tornado, [as Trump] “You definitely
wanna be by a window. [ Laughter ]
Be by a window, so you can see it.
Sometimes they have cows inside. [ Laughter and applause ] Once again, you’ll
never guess what happened. A plant nearby, in Lordstown,
closed in March. Then, when the cruel reality
of Trump’s empty promises came crashing down on the
workers he promised to help, all Trump could do
was offer a useless tweet. And, once again,
he clearly had no idea how to deliver on his promise. -“Just spoke to Mary Barra,
CEO of General Motors, about the Lordstown,
Ohio, plant. I am not happy that it is closed when everything else
in our country is booming. I asked her to sell it
or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW union. I don’t care.
I just want it open. -Hey, ass[bleep], you told them
not to sell their homes. A tweet whining that you’re not
happy isn’t good enough. It’s like if your buddy told you
to invest everything you have in Bitcoin and, then,
when it crashed, sent you a text that was just a dollar emoji
and a surprise face. [ Laughter and clapping ] Also, what do you mean, “I asked her to do something”? Do what?
You’re the guy who said you were gonna
save the jobs. You’re supposed
to have the ideas. Like a plumber who shows up
and takes a look at your toilet, and then just screams, “Unclog!” [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] By the way, that plant
in Ohio is far from alone. In fact, just two weeks ago,
GM idled another plant in Michigan,
which might come as a shock to people who were
at these Trump rallies in Michigan in 2016. -I’ve been saying:
Your car industry’s being sucked
away from Michigan. It’s happening. If I’m elected,
you won’t lose one plant. You’ll have plants coming
into this country. You’re gonna have jobs again. You won’t lose one plant. I promise you that. [ Cheering and applause ]
I promise you that. So all I say is this:
You wanna build your plant in Mexico,
have a great time. But if you think you’re
gonna ship your product across the border — which will
be a very strong border, by the way —
for no tax, no nothing. So we end up with unemployment and we end up with empty
plants and factories. And you end up with the money,
the jobs, and the plants. You can forget it. And you know what would happen? If you said that right upfront,
nobody’s leaving, folks. You stop it right away. The politicians
don’t wanna say that because most of them are too
stupid to even understand it. -They’re too stupid? Dude, you’re too stupid
to spell the word country, your wife’s name,
and your own name. [ Laughter and applause ]
I mean, imagine if this guy tried meeting his own
immigration standards. He has no discernible skills,
lost $1 billion, and can’t spell his own name. He’d flunk
the citizenship test before he even got
to the first question. [ Laughter ] Trump inflicts cruelty
on desperate migrants fleeing poverty and violence
because, first, he’s a racist and racism is at the core
of his ideology. And second, he’s failed
at literally everything else he’s promised to do. You need a plan
to expand healthcare, save manufacturing jobs. You can’t just do it
by tweeting or yelling at people,
but Trump is… -Too stupid to even
understand it. -This has been “A Closer Look.” ♪♪
[ Cheering and applause ]

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100 thoughts on “Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look

  1. Twister, try getting into some of these foreign countries without a wad in your wallet. MS-13 got here with no problem twister, how do you feel about that?

  2. I'm no fan of Trump, actually I hate the guy but to say he's racist for trying to stop ILLEGAL immigration is just retarded. I'm British and we get the same bullshit over here where if you're worried about rising immigration and parts of your country losing its identity, you're a racist.
    Politics has become so fucking stupid lately. It's either far left or far right when the sensible option is in the middle like in the US if you support Trump you're racist (you're not, you're just retarded) and if you support democrats then to be honest you're even more retarded if you truly believe they'll push for this "green new deal" bullshit which would ruin America. You don't have a sensible middle ground that is anywhere close to being able to win an election which is sad.
    I hope both our countries will stop with this stupidity soon and get back to intelligent policies. Granted, Trump has had some but he is a dumb guy at his core without a FARCing doubt "is that Columbia the country?".

  3. So which is it, the immigrants are coming into the USA and freeloading off of the American taxpayer or are they coming into the country and stealing American jobs?

  4. "We're not going to be the stupid country anymore!"" Least not when his fat orange ass gets thrown in with Epstein"s ghost!

  5. No free country can force an individual against his/her will to emigrate to another country. "They aren't sending their best". "They" aren't sending anyone! Does he think the Mexican government meets in Mexico City and votes on which private citizens to send? It's ridiculous.

  6. even the most special child finds out the light in the fridge go out some day.
    question: When will Trump find out about that little red button?
    Btw: just bought a nice little cabin in greenland.

  7. LOVE IT! I have been waiting for the cunts there to pay for what they did. And if they are dumb enough to not realize that taxes on products only affect the buyers then they deserve every bit of it for being disgusting cruel monsters.

  8. I actually agree with what Trump is saying there. If you ignore all the option bias from Seth just not liking him personally I agree with Trump.


  10. America will be a better country if the inhabitants gave it back the Natives, and either moved back to where they came from, or accepted the Natives rule.

  11. The American taxpayer shouldn't help immigrants….just the top %1 of America's richest citizens….makes sense Emperor trump

  12. If you see or suspect illegal activity by Illegal Aliens, here is the number to ICE to report them:

    Report Crimes, Suspicious Activity, and Suspected Child Exploitation of Missing Children

    By Phone: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (866) 347-2423

    Online tip form:

  13. How about im tired of my taxes paying for ypur mail order bride to sleep in a separate room or state than the President. Maybe less frivolous spending will help taxes too…….

  14. "Bubububu its cruel"

    Yet you have no problem with the fact its cruel to people already here to allow unlimited illegal immigrantion.

  15. So what about hoarding in all the worst from Germany, like KKK and supremacists, and calling them good people when they illegally attack Americans and their civil rights? Yet, he damns only Americans fighting against the supremacists going beyond what is everyone's issue from immigration to jobs etc. He never explained what was so good about them, but easily assumes anything about others, and that's why he, and the supremacists that he keeps talking to, defined themselves as racists. He gets caught and lies to attack honest accusers about them hating his race when they are just questioning him and are also his race. Tell tale signs of something going on with him and supremacists.

  16. Legal immigrants were never supposed to get welfare. This is not a new idea. Illegal immigrants are a whole different problem.

  17. Donny look at ya ! That hairdo is adorable ! It’s lime green ! And Selena Marie your fucking breathtaking ! My god ! Wish I could hold your hand Selena ! Well more than dat obviously ! Jesus Christ fucking ridiculous ! My adrenaline goes bananas !

  18. I’ll go back to you ! Don’t fucking say I wasn’t sure u know I’d go back to you ! Fucking unbelievable ! Speechless only takes one video that’s absurd ! Damn it ! It’s just not fair !

  19. There are several different types of people at trump rallies…1) Who are there supporting their president and love it because he speaks derrr dat derrr language of wordses…2) Who are there in fulllll support of the President and believe they know EVERYTHING about politics and if they are actually faced with a common sense argument they just use fake news as a cover all bases way out of facing the facts….3) The people who are completely okay with Trump even the dumb things he does because he is a CREST WHITE STRIP of a president trying to keep America as white as possible and anti-all other religions other forms of Christianity…4) Are there because they are wealthy and Trump is for the wealthy and nobody else…5.)THE TYPE OF TRUMP SUPPORTER WHO IGNORES ANY FACT PROVING TRUMP ISNT HELPING THEM IN ANYWAY BUT BECAUSE TRUMP SAYS OTHERWISE THEY BELIVE HIM OVER “FAKE NEWS”…6.)THEN THERE ARE THOSE WHO SUPPORT TRUMP BECAUSE HE PROTECTS THEIR GUNS AND HIS CLAIMS TO PROTECT THEIR BORDERS FROM DEM DERE LEGALS IMMIGRANTS….7.) THEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE STRICTLY FOR THE SPECTACLE OF IT ALL

  20. Let's end this immigration controversy by having a tax on those who favor it, and not tax the people who don't favor it. My take is that I shouldn't have to pay for the cost of illegal immigration because it is illegal.

  21. Fun fact Donald Trump is fucking retarded. My parents won "the lottery" to move to the US from Canada for a green card after waiting for YEARS to become a permanent resident.

  22. This is like Watching a slow moving Sink Hole,the Mailbox goes first,then the Car's in there Parking place then the HOUSE with the bird and your Kid's-Wake Up People,this isn't something that's getting better,"OUR"Home sweet Government is going down in that "SINK" Hole!Your just "Going"with the OUTRAGEOUS,Numbing,Day by Day by Day PossumPoop! VOTE the "Pooperduppers"OUT…

  23. Well the lottery system gave us the Trump cancer so yeah I'm kinda starting to believe that if grand daddy "Drumpf" was anything like his POS crook grandson that Germany was packing his bags for him, "yeah you won so bye bye you can go to America now please don't visit like ever jah"

  24. I see different panels…..Blacks for Trump…Veterans for Trump…Women for Trump… isn't it cheaper to print panels with one text….IDIOTS FOR TRUMP.

  25. When Europa send our people, we didn't sent our best… when Africa "sent" their people it was only the best, strongest….

  26. How stupid are we as a country, to only accept the best from other countries, so that the best kids in our country grow up and can't pay their college loans because we got a bunch of smart immanent doctors and Lawyers to work for half price.

  27. The President is the culmination of partisan politics taken to the extreme. That it continues to resemble a cult following and a wholesale abandonment of the tenets of the constitution, by the very person elected to uphold that document is a sad stae of affairs. The world is affected by the debasement of the U.S. executive, so all are suffering, other than the perpetrator, and the puppet master. Apathy is what has led to this failure of the experiment of democracy, and total bankruptcy of moral fortitude in the house and senate.

  28. Straw head is thinking to get his debt on his shitty leaded former Businesses back from american's ,………..that's why 45 call's it a lottery WHAT A STUPID NAZI

  29. That stupid orange idiot he's so worried about other people using our tax $ if they come to the u.s. he's been taking our tax $ since day 1 for his stupid wall & a whole list of other fuckery 👎🐀💩

  30. If there was no Trump what would you talk about on your show everyday? To me Trump did more for America than you mouth and this stupid show. You're not funny you are vicious.

  31. It still amazes me what an absolute horrible person you have as a president. Democracy? You want democracy? YOU CAN*T HANDLE DEMOCRACY!!!

  32. Maybe he will throw our tax dollars at the CEO's of those plants so they will pose for five minutes as"everything is fine again" before they close down. leaving the CEO's with pockets of cash

  33. Tax payers don't pay for a green car the person that applying pay for it the same way i did or my parents did in the late 80sand i can't believe that he calls hiim self a Patriot his a fucken joke . i gave blood for the usa that adopted me and i will serve the militar again and again

  34. I guess you Americans won the best President possible….NOT. But if you give him another 4 years… I cant even think this to an end.

  35. The visa lottery system is very heavily influenced by the country that is winning them, and is also very corrupt in most of the countries that have it. Poor people are forced or tricked into entering the lottery to settle debts or escape, and one controlling person gets to decide who actually wins, because they have hundreds of entries. The person sells the winning ticket to whoever is willing to pay the most. That fee is often paid by the family of the 'winner' who hope to then follow under the family united programs when they make it in.

    What I am trying to say is, the only winners are scumbags. Maybe they change their ways and start new when they get here, and that has happened many times before, but the majority of them are thieves.

    Also note, the immigrants who become upstanding citizens (or at least most of them) don't come in through the lottery system. They come for a job or for school. You know… they do something productive.

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