Today’s quote comes to us from Tucker Carlson, who hosts Fox News Channel’s plum 9:00PM weekday slot.
Here is what Mr. Carlson has to say about what he believes Donald Trump promised during yesterday afternoon’s meeting with Democrat and Republican leaders:
“Congress is full of people from both parties who believe that the point of our immigration policy is to provide cheap labor to their donors and to atone for America’s imaginary sins against the world. They couldn’t care less about immigration’s effect on you or your family–these are the same people the president now says he trusts to write the immigration bill, the one he will sign no matter what it says. So what was the point of running for president?”
“You will remember the president also ran on his skills as a negotiator, and he clearly has skills as a negotiator. But where were they today? The president signaled he’d be happy to legalize hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants now and that at some point in the future tackle all that other stuff like making sure they can’t bring millions of their relatives from the third world along with them. That’s not much of a negotiation.
“Amnesty for DACA recipients is the only leverage the White House has. Once the president agrees to let them jump to the head of the line, ahead of millions of other people hoping to come here legally, the negotiation is over. At that point, why would Democrats agree to anything?
“Ending chain migration, the diversity lottery, supporting a merit based system that might actually help America? No chance.”
“The Democrats’ goal is to import more Democratic voters, and by any means necessary. Once they retake the Congress and the presidency, and if Trump betrays his base on immigration–that’ll definitely happen–it is over. Say goodbye to borders, they are done.
“Keep in mind that the top Democrat in the house recently thanked illegal aliens for sneaking into this country. That’s how Democrats feel and they’re not pretending anymore.”
I award Tucker Carlson Quote Of The Day honors for so completely, analytically and accurately laying out what would happen if President Trump’s position were what Mr. Tucker understands it to be.
But I don’t believe it is.
How many times do we have to be reminded that President Trump, like the bloviating loudmouth who sits next to you at a bar, says one thing today and another tomorrow?
For this reason, the seemingly conciliatory/contradictory words he spoke within that meeting have to be taken with a grain – make that a shakerful – of salt.
Does Tucker Carlson really believe President Trump – who, despite his blatherings is making good on one campaign promise after another – is going to give away the store here?
Don’t bet on it, Tucker.