If Democrats decriminalize illegal immigration AND offer health care to those who enter the country illegally, as seen in the first round of debates, the real question may be who will be the last one to turn out the lights in Central America as millions more trek north.
One thing is certain, President Donald knows a losing campaign issue when he sees it.
“That’s the end of that race!” the president declared on social media.
Trump, who is in Osaka, Japan for trade talks at the G20 Summit, was doing a little multitasking by paying attention to Thursday’s Democratic debate and he jumped on an issue that plays right into his theme of “America First.”
“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!” the president tweeted.
All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019
MSNBC debate co-moderator Savannah Guthrie asked the candidates Thursday night to raise their hand if their healthcare plan would cover illegal immigrants — she used the progressive code word “undocumented.”
“This is a show of hands question and hold them up so people can see,” she said. “Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants.”
The lemmings in the room cheered enthusiastically in response to a unanimous show of hands.
The president was in between meetings when he saw Democrats agree to give illegal immigrants government-provided health care, according to Bloomberg reporter Alex Wayne.
Trump was in between meetings with India's Narendra Modi and Germany's Angela Merkel when this tweet was issued.
"I just passed a television set on the way here" he says in Merkel meeting. https://t.co/8rn4bfZfwC
— Alex Wayne (@aawayne) June 28, 2019
“I just passed a television set on the way here,” Trump told reporters in Japan. “I saw that healthcare and maximum healthcare was given to 100% of the illegal immigrants coming into our country by the Democrats. And unfortunately, they didn’t discuss what they’re giving to American citizens. That’s not a good thing.”
For the record, those with their hands raised include former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-running being forced further and further left by the progressive faction in the party, Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., as well as former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, author Marianne Williamson and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Buttigieg tried to downplay the fact that Democrats want U.S. taxpayers to provide health care to foreign nationals in the country illegally by saying they do pay sales taxes.
“Our country is healthier when everybody is healthier,” he said. “And remember, we are talking about something, people are given a chance to buy into. In the same way there are undocumented immigrants in my community, who pay. They pay sales taxes. They pay property taxes directly or indirectly. This is not about a handout. This is an insurance program.”
If that wasn’t enough pandering for you, he went on to advocate for amnesty for the 10-12 million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S.
Biden would later add, “You have to it’s a humane thing to do.”
Meanwhile, “Crazy” Bernie responded to Trump’s tweet to own it entirely: “When I say Medicare for All, I mean ALL.”
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 28, 2019
And to be clear, as the Republican National Committee was quick to note, that would be taxpayer funded healthcare since Democrats want government plans.
“Let this sink in. Every single Democrat on stage thinks American taxpayers should foot the bill for illegal immigrants to have healthcare,” the RNC Twitter account said.
Let this sink in.
Every single Democrat on stage thinks American taxpayers should foot the bill for illegal immigrants to have healthcare. pic.twitter.com/RWtqDtme6z
— GOP (@GOP) June 28, 2019
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter, including the New York Post that ran it as its Friday cover saying, ‘Who wants to lose the election?’:
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) June 28, 2019
So all these Democrats will tax you to pay for health care for illegal aliens, while also legalizing their illegal entry into our country. What more is there to say? The Democrats are the party of open borders, always taking the side of foreigners over Americans.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 28, 2019
Every single Democrat on stage endorsed taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants.
There’s no way the American people are going to support it. This is beyond extreme.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 28, 2019
Dear world: come right across our open borders for unlimited free health care any time. Love, the Democrats
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 28, 2019
So virtually all Democrats came out for open borders, free health care for illegal immigrants – and Harris came out for eliminating private health insurance. These are not mainstream positions.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 28, 2019
General election preview. https://t.co/wKz35Mhos8
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) June 28, 2019
THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT DEBATE STAGE WANTS TAXPAYER-FUNDED HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ‼️
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) June 28, 2019
And there it is, the Democrats will pay for healthcare for illegal immigrants.
Let that freakin’ sink in, Americans. Let that SINK IN!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) June 28, 2019
Democratic candidates want to include health coverage for undocumented immigrants.
Thanks to Democrats, healthcare is nonexistent for Americans due to high deductibles & exorbitant premiums. Healthcare for undocumented means Zero healthcare for all.https://t.co/BAoCZYYDfx
— Common Sense (@CommonSenseWise) June 28, 2019
NBC just got every single Democrat in Debate 2 – including Joe Biden – to say that their health care plan would cover undocumented immigrants — >> New Trump talking point from here til Election Day. #DemDebate2
— Ted Davis (@TedDavisSAV) June 28, 2019
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