Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller came out to speak to reporters about the RAISE Act, and absolutely bludgeoned them. A hostile press corps was inching to create witty sound bites to air on their nightly fake news shows, but instead they got schooled.
For context, when a policy is popular among actual Americans, D.C. and wanna-be D.C. “journalists” almost always deploy the same tactics–try to make it a policy only supported by the unwashed, ignorant, uncool and/or racist masses.
Basically, they use the news to shame you into opposition. That’s exactly what they attempted to do today during the press briefing at the White House with Mr. Miller, but they failed miserably.
President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, joined by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ak., and David Perdue, R-Ga., announced support for the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or the RAISE Act. It reforms legal immigration to a merit-based system that benefits U.S. workers.
With the Democrats’ share of the white vote at historic lows, the RAISE Act is a threat to their very political survival.
The liberal media of course relies on the political viability of the Democratic Party for its power and, thus, they have been playing the role of opposition party since it was decimated at the ballot box.
CNN White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta claimed “the Statue of Liberty says ‘Bring me you’re tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer.”
“Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant?”
First of all, the Statue of Liberty itself doesn’t say anything and, further, Emma Lazarus’ sonnet wasn’t written until almost two decades after the French gifted it to the United States. Second, it is currently a requirement for legal immigrants to speak English to be granted access to the United States.
But rather than just admitting he is ignorant, he made a wisecrack about the true historical record sounding “like some sort of National Park revisionism.” Because most of the other reporters are also pompous and ignorant know-nothings, they laughed at his moronic comment.
Whatever happened to the attitude, “you learn something new everyday” being a good thing? Reporters, particularly D.C.-based reporters, don’t actually know a whole lot about anything.
It suddenly wasn’t very funny when Mr. Miller hit him with historical data to go along with the historical record, both of which it was painfully clear he knew nothing about. Like a dumbfounded dunce, he sat quietly as he was peppered with questions.
“In 1970, when we let in 300,000 people a year, was that violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land?”
Cue Acosta’s silence accompanied by a blank look.
In the 1990s, when it was half of million people a year, was that violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land?”
Cue Acosta’s blank look and the repeating of his question.
“Surely, Jim, you don’t actually think a wall affects green card policy?”
Glenn Thrush, a reporter from the New York Times who was exposed in WikiLeaks as a complete tool for the Democratic Party, also got schooled on history and the plight of the American worker.
The self-admitted “Democrat hack” was more concerned about low-skilled workers being available to clean elitists’ houses, do their laundry and mow their lawns to ask why or how wages have just now only begun to rise for working Americans.
When Mr. Miller attempted to explain that special interest supports unfettered immigration for low-skilled workers for convenience and greed, all at the expense of working Americans, Thrush interrupted.
“I’m not asking for common sense,” he said, to which Mr. Miller replied: “I think that’s obvious.”
“Maybe we’ll make a carve out in the bill that says The New York Times can hire all the low-skilled, less pay workers they want from other countries and see how you feel then about low-wage substitution,” Mr. Miller quipped.