Donald Trump’s latest feckless attack on the libs appears to be backfiring. He seems to have convinced himself that, because he’s irrationally afraid of immigrants, everyone else must be, too.
So he’s threatening to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities as a “punishment.”
One politician who’s calling out Trump over his hate-filled vendetta is Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who recently wrote a Washington Post op-ed on Trump’s sanctuary cities “plan.” Seattle, of course, is one of those dreaded immigrant-welcoming cities that chafe Trump’s lug nuts.
Her message? Immigrants don’t frighten us, Mr. Pr*sident; you do.
Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future.
What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him.
Yeah, that scares a lot of us, Mayor Durkan. Might I add “an idiot who’s too idiotic to fathom his own idiocy”?
Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country.
So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.
The only drawback to blue states circling the wagons to protect immigrants? The stronger we become economically, the more we’ll have to subsidize red states.
But, whatever. Do your worst, Mr. Pr*sident. We’re ready.
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