First there was a “leak” that Orange Man Bad was thinking about punishing Sanctuary Cities by “dumping” illegal aliens in them, but the courageous Deep State talked him out of it. Then there was “OM!, Trump publicly saying he was still thinking about it!” And then there was Pelosi and others saying how mean and evil Trump was to either think about it or do it: “dumping” illegal aliens in Sanctuary Cities. Then there was Tucker Carlson making specific suggestions as to which communities to target with the opportunity to embrace Sanctuary politicians’ inner virtue. Now the AP has launched the latest counteroffensive by publishing Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in the US. You see, Trump’s strategy could actually backfire! Certainly, Libby Schaaf, Oakland CA mayor, is ready to embrace more illegals.
Color me confused. How many Trump supporters actually believe that there will be mass deportations? So, if there aren’t, how is this going to undermine Trump’s electoral chances? More likely, should illegals be placed (not “dumped”) in those communities that have vocally advocated for them, so the residents get first-hand experience on what happens when all of the benefits that advocates have touted are received, or not. This is not a losing bet for Trump. It smacks of baseball executive Sandy Alderson’s response to the threat of an umpire’s strike: “This is either a threat to be ignored or an offer to be accepted.”Published in