Why? Same reason anything happens in the White House these days. Because Donald Trump is a dick.
White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.
Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was among those the White House wanted to target, according to DHS officials. The administration also considered releasing detainees in other Democratic strongholds.
Cooler heads prevailed, luckily. (Just how many cool heads are left in Washington at this point? That’s what I want to know.)
The attempt at political retribution raised alarm within ICE, with a top official responding that it was rife with budgetary and liability concerns, and noting that “there are PR risks as well.”
We knew all about this before Trump was (s)elected, of course.
In a 1992 interview, he said, “I love getting even with people.”
Yeah, that’s a great quality in a leader.
And that’s just how he’s running the government. With petty vengeance and no serious plan.
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