A group of people in DC power circles just openly defied President Trump, in a brazen attempt to make him break a campaign promise.
If you’re not surprised, well, just wait until you hear how they did it.
Trump’s promises were many, but two in particular resonated with honest American voters: building a wall, and restricting dangerous forms of immigration.
It wasn’t rocket science – the American people wanted to know that those coming into this country weren’t a threat to the natural-born citizens. They wanted to feel safe. All of us did.
So imagine our surprise when it’s revealed that the State Department just opened the floodgates to refugees entering the US. Directly in defiance, mind you, of Trump’s stated wishes, and campaign promises.
The Anti-Trumpers are holding a valiant last stand, and they don’t care what they damage in the process.
The New York Times reports:
Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States.
The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week by next month, according to refugee advocates. Tens of thousands of refugees are waiting to come to the United States.
There’s two words that you should focus on, just a bit: ‘quietly’ and ‘doubling.’
Nothing much more needs to be said, honestly. The State Department did something in quiet secret, under Trump’s nose, and doubled the very thing he promised to shrink, and perhaps eliminate.
It’s hard to find a more spiteful way of defying the Commander in Chief. The Democrats are turning into vindictive little 12-year-olds, and they’re going to destroy DC if left unchecked.
It’s also clear that those vindictive 12-year-olds have big brains, at least when it comes to disguising their actions:
The department’s quotas on refugee resettlement were largely the result of budget constraints imposed by Congress in a temporary spending measure passed last fall.
But when Congress passed a spending bill this month that funded the government for the rest of the fiscal year, the law did not include any restrictions on refugee admissions.
In short, despite Trump’s promises, there was never any actual law passed against what the State Department is doing – they just didn’t have the money to do it. And as soon as they did have the money, they went for it, without consulting the president, or his cabinet.
Source: Conservative Tribune