Trump is using human beings as bargaining chips

After the Washington Post broke the story Thursday that Trump had allegedly wanted DHS to release migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico in sanctuary cities in apparent retaliation against democrats who would not approve the funding for a border wall, Trump confirmed it, unapologetically, on Twitter Friday.

At a White House event Friday to promote a plan to invest $20 billion dollars on a nationalized 5G broadband network, Trump was asked about sending migrants to sanctuary cities. He said that if Democrats don't change immigration and asylum laws he will "give them an unlimited supply" of people. He also discloses, unsurprisingly, the derogatory, racist term he calls undocumented immigrants, and seems to encourage people, or at least give them permission, to use the term as well.

"(3:35) We might as well do what they always say that they want; we'll bring the illegal... really, you can call them illegals, I call them the illegals, they came across the border illegally - we'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it."

Prior to the White House event, Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to a question about the report and Trump's tweet, and her district being one of the area's Trump proposed to send people with a very well said awkward sentence.

"It's just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful, the challenges that we face as a country, as a people, to address who we are, a nation of immigrants."

Even though it's probably just another one of Trump's empty threats, like taking away FEMA from California because the state doesn't rake the forests, to use human beings not only as political bargaining chips, but as a means of what he believes is punishment is abhorrent, indecent and immoral, and falls well below the standard of the office of President of the United States.

- Cory

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