MAJOR SHIFT: Trump Tells News Anchors He’s Now Open To Legal Status For Non-Criminal Undocumented

The New York Times reports:

President Trump, signaling a potential major shift in policy, told news anchors on Tuesday that he is open to a broad immigration overhaul that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.

“The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” the president told the TV anchors at the White House, according to people present during the discussion. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the private meeting.

The idea is a sharp break from the broad crackdown on undocumented immigrants that Mr. Trump has taken in his first weeks in office and the hardline positions embraced by his core supporters that helped sweep him into the White House. The president hinted at the reversal just hours before he was to deliver his first address to Congress, although it was not clear whether he would mention it in his speech.

Breitbart readers are already losing their shit.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Not re tipping, but progressives might find it a good idea to take note of the phrase, “compromise on both sides.”

    In other words, not everything on the progressive agenda would likely be retained under such a proposal. But something is probably better than nothing.

    Thank you.

    • another_steve

      Good comment.

      Progressives need to think long and hard before they condemn a reasonable compromise approach that says, for example, “If you’re undocumented and you commit a bona fide crime while in the United States illegally, your ass is outta here, no exceptions.”

      • McSwagg

        Progressives have NEVER condemned appropriate action against criminal actors. The right would like you to believe that as it helps them paint liberals as extremists.

        • another_steve

          I have an issue when progressives don’t vocally support the idea of sound and secure borders and orderly legal entry into this country.

          A sovereign nation — any sovereign nation — has a complete right and obligation to ensure orderly entry across its borders.

          I’m all for legal immigration. 100 percent.

          • McSwagg

            THAT isn’t what I called you on. Nice try at changing the subject.

          • another_steve

            I think I know what you were calling me on.

            Are you for policy that ensures sound and secure borders — and orderly legal entry into the U.S.?

          • McSwagg

            The discussion was about deporting violent or repeat criminals. THAT is the topic I called you on. Now you want to talk about something else to try to punk me and cover your BS.

        • billbear1961

          Hear, hear!

      • billbear1961

        Steve, one grandmother has been deported, after YEARS of reporting to immigration regularly with NO trouble, because she was caught in a raid at work decades ago and convicted of being here and working here illegally. That’s a felony conviction on her record, still, even after the courts threw that goddamned raid out as unconstitutional.

        Be careful when you say “convicted of a crime, any crime, no exceptions.”

        People could also be thrown out over a parking violation!

        • another_steve

          I’m in favor of a “path to citizenship” approach for those already illegally here, provided progressives unequivocally work toward secure borders and a policy that ensures only legal entry into the U.S.

          My sense is that some progressives are fucked up on the matter.

          They want the “path” but aren’t really committed, whole-heartedly, to the other side of the equation.

          • BobSF_94117

            Where the heck do you pull this progressive disagreement with secure borders out of?

            What does “wholehearted commitment” even mean? Hundreds of billions for border control? It was the GOP CONGRESS THAT REFUSED TO FUND THE BORDER PATROL.

            Sheeesh.

          • another_steve

            Are you hearing congressional Democrats and Democratic media surrogates argue forcefully for secure borders and strict immigration law enforcement, Bob? I’m hearing a lot about “path to citizenship” (which I agree with), but very little (and when present, very tepid) emphasis on the need to secure our borders.

            These Democrats are out of sync with the majority of Americans on this, which is one reason Trump won in November imo.

          • -M-

            The lefties aren’t for open borders, but the Teahadiis are against any legalization of any illegal immigrants* who aren’t deported first.

            *where “any illegal immigrants” = anyone of Latino or Hispanic ancestry regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Steve, this is what Obama’s executive order did. He logically said that we don’t have the resources or money to deport everyone, so who should be the first priority. People who committed violent crimes and repeat offenders were to be the target and since Obama deported more than past Presidents, it actually was accomplishing the goal. So maybe the Republicans who have rescind his order will replace it with the same thing but it something else? They are already hinting that their repeal of Obamacare is going to end up being essentially Obamacare, but if they repeal and replace it with the same thing, then they can celebrate how Trumpcare is so wonderful and so much better than the terrible Obamacare it replaced.

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Not re tipping, but the ICE officers like Trump because going after easy targets, like people who have been here quite a while causing zero problems, and report on schedule, helps them get their numbers up.

          Going after real criminals, like gang members, takes more work and is dangerous.

          That’s the real issue – using valuable law enforcement investigative resources against those not really of much threat against American society.

          In other words, focus on the “bad dudes.” Thank you.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            What do you mean by Not re tipping” in your posts? If I’m being dense, I apologize, but don’t understand.

            And I agree with you, they are going for the low hanging fruit. Just like arresting someone for smoking a joint or writing speeding tickets, instead of going after the really bad people who are more dangerous and harder to apprehend.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Thank you.

            Given my screen name, if I’m going off-topic, I begin with that phrase, which means “not regarding tipping,” which at least was “my topic.” That is all. Thank you again.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            Got it, thanks for explaining. Have a good night!

  • another_steve

    The focus groups haven’t been lookin’ good for ya, have they sweetie.

    You orange piece of predatory shit.

    • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Might just be another trick from president Bannon

      • lymis

        I prefer to think of him as the Grand Vizier.

    • -M-
  • JVild

    “Breitbart readers are already losing their shit.”

    That ship sailed a long time ago, my friend,

    • safari

      Leaving Santorum in its wake

      • coram nobis

        And leaking emoluments overboard as well.

        • Joe in PA

          Where for art thou “emoluments”.

          Truly a word I’d never heard of before 2017. Sigh.

          • Bad Tom

            Amazingly, Barking Yam is improving our vocabulary!
            ——-
            But not his own, which remains ~400 words.

          • Shy Guy
          • McSwagg

            dRumpster DID say he loved the uneducated.

          • BlindBill

            I am betting on any 4th grader in public school to know more about civics, citizenship, and the economy than p45

          • -M-

            many of which are ~words.

          • coram nobis

            I never ran into it in law school. I would have said it was a lotion, Johnson & Johnson, maybe, $3.99 at Walgreen’s.

      • Bad Tom

        This is why we need the EPA.

      • bmoore4026

        Stirring in his own frothy mix

      • Al

        A whole wake of santorum? GROSS.

  • billbear1961

    Oh, Jesus Christ, who KNOWS from one day to the next, from one hour to the next, WHAT this pathological LIAR will say, and then DENY saying, calling journalists who report his EXACT words DISHONEST?!

  • TexasBoy

    I’m Now Open To Legal Status For Non-Criminal Undocumented – until I change my mind again. I’m so fickle. It depends upon which meds I’m on at the moment. *giggle*

    • billbear1961

      Bingo!

      He thinks this is a GAME!!

    • McSwagg

      … until the newly commissioned private prisons are complete and ready for business.

    • clay

      . . . until he throws back in that entering without / overstaying a visa MAKES them “criminal”, rather than “non-criminal”.

    • Bad Tom

      Or which tweets I’ve read just before you asked.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Trump cracked …
    He’s learning that his dysfunctional executive branch is really not going to be able to get anything done.

    RESIST! is working.

    • Tor

      I hope you are right.

      • Outlaw Woman

        Well, call me an optimist.

        • billbear1961

          Optimist!

    • bkmn

      I don’t trust him

    • Rambie

      You had me at “Trump Cracked” but lost me at, “He’s learning… ”

      He’s incapable of learning

    • ElenorRigby

      I’m starting to think you’re right… we’re cracking him already.

  • LovesIrony

    who knew immigration was so complex?

    • -M-

      That line’s going to get a lot of use.

  • Tawreos

    If the Breitbart readers are losing their shit, what will they use to think?

    • bambinoitaliano

      They don’t. They just have fetish for losing their shit.

  • Cuberly
  • Tomcat

    Finally figured out we need them.

    • billbear1961

      Maybe–but how can anyone seriously trust him?

  • LovesIrony

    ut oh is he wife shopping?

    • coram nobis

      On the H2W visa?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Urm no walls then?

    • billbear1961

      Oh, bite your tongue, sweetheart.

      THAT obscenity will require a STAKE through its “heart.”

      Hasn’t been found yet.

      • McSwagg

        There will be no wall on the Texas southern border formed by the Rio Grande River. Texas ranchers need access to the water for their livestock. They will fight any attempts to use eminent domain to take their land and property rights laws are very strong in Texas. Also, the “Valley” is dominantly Hispanic and Democratic.

        • billbear1961

          Yes, there WILL be resistance in CA and TX.

          Might have trouble getting money out of Congress, too.

          • McSwagg

            The ironic part is that it is the Republicans in Texas that have strengthened the property rights laws.

    • BobSF_94117

      No, no, we still get the wall. He’s just figured out who’s gonna build it…

  • coram nobis

    Now you see it, now you don’t.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    And even if a reasonable moderate proposal goes through (unlikely) he’s been so deranged with his proclamations on immigration that no sane foreigner is going to feel safe planning a trip to the US, applying to a US college or considering a work visa while he is President.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Not re tipping, but this is already happening. To America’s ‘brand,’ that is.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, it is.

        Right now Trump is being blamed.

        But if Americans are seen to be falling in line behind the degenerate, it won’t be long before the nation becomes a hated pariah.

    • billbear1961

      They may well consider Canada, instead.

      • clay

        They are, and Australia, though their universities don’t have the same reputation, they’re basically just as good, so unless you were going to a US school with an absolutely top reputation . . .

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        I won’t repost Trudeau’s ass as I think we all have the image burned into our brains, but there are MANY reasons to consider Canada.

        Seriously, our economy and productivity is going to suffer for a generation because the best and brightest aren’t going to choose America as where they set down roots.

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Not re tipping (sorry), but if America indeed gets a reputation as an unpredictable place in which to do business – even temporarily, those with options elsewhere will take them. That’s reality.

          • billbear1961

            And, again, who can blame them?

            Americans may think themselves “exceptional.”

            Don’t count on others around the world to think so, at least not in a POSITIVE way.

    • coram nobis

      It’s all part of the Global War on Tourism.

      • McSwagg

        Well, he HAS stopped the Radical Islamic Tourists in their tracks.

        • coram nobis

          Just to show you what’s at stake, San Francisco’s tourism alone was $9.7 billion. Some of it was domestic — Ma and Pa Kansas and their kids seeing Baghdad by the Bay and wearing shorts in a San Francisco summer — but a lot of it is foreign.

          http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/SF-tourism-industry-fears-impact-of-Trump-10961114.php

          • McSwagg

            Years ago on a visit to SF, I was wearing a Columbia (sportswear) t-shirt. Some Pa Bozo came up to me and harassed me, calling me a communist for supporting Colombia (the country). He couldn’t tell the difference and wasn’t open to being educated. BTW, I’ve known several Colombians and they have all been outstanding people.

          • pch1013

            Ma and Pa Kansas won’t be visiting much longer. The Trumpanzees want SF to sink into the Pacific. If we get hit by a big earthquake, they will do cartwheels. That’s how depraved they are.

      • safari

        It is one way to increase rabid nationalism.

        • coram nobis

          Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Travel websites are already reporting a 17% drop in travel to the U.S. after just 4 weeks of Trump.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Wow. But it makes sense. Just like the US Dept. of State issues travel warnings, I’m sure other countries are, and all someone planning an international vacation has to do is read a newspaper. I wonder what countries are seeing a boost in tourism, that people are visiting instead of us?

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Most years, for the last few decades, the top destinations have been France, USA, Spain and China and Italy, in that order. France managed to hang on to the #1 spot last year in spite of the Paris and Nice attacks, although there was a drop in visitors to those cities.

  • Hank

    Let us just see what his White Supremacist and Rethuglicans on the Hill have to say about his “change”!!!

  • McSwagg

    Translation: All the jails are full and there’s nowhere else to put them.

  • coram nobis

    Dvorak wrote this on a (legal) visit to the U.S.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASlch7R1Zvo

    • billbear1961

      “Oh, yeah? I wanna see his papers!”

      • coram nobis

        He wouldn’t have gotten in this month.

        • billbear1961

          He might not even have TRIED.

          Would you blame him?

          • coram nobis

            No. And Symphony No. 9 might have been “From the Old World”.

          • Joe in PA

            Music nerds.

            (teasing!) 🙂

    • Joe in PA

      You probably get this a lot…but for other newbies (like myself)…a little coram noblis primer:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coram_nobis

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    “Open to” isn’t even close to “signed a bill”.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “What’s this? A bill? Hell no, I’m not signing for it!”

      – DT

  • Kevin Perez

    Trump is a hot mess!

    • Todd20036

      He’s a mess, sure. There isn’t enough vodka in Russia to make him appear hot

  • SnowFlake

    There should be a path to citizenship for those who have been living here and contributing to this country.

  • bkmn

    1. the GOP can not pass an immigration bill – they are as far apart on immigration as they are on the ACA
    2. don’t trust him – this sounds like something to make him appear reasonable

    • McSwagg

      Bannon is getting ready to spring something else far worse.

      • billbear1961

        I thought a new EO on immigration was supposed to be out LAST week, last week on Monday, right?

        It’s a week overdue.

        Suppose THAT will be in the Drumpfenfuehrer’s speech before the Reichstag Congress tonight??

        • McSwagg

          You’re right on the EO. I have no explanation.

          Regarding the Congressional Address, I heard it’s primarily about the his budget proposal. While I’m sure the budget will be awful, it’s allows me to breathe a little easier as I was hallucinating about all the evil things it could be about otherwise.

          • billbear1961

            Will be well over an hour long (after the fashion of a dictator, surprise, surprise).

            He’s not going to talk exclusively about the budget for 70 to 80 minutes.

      • bkmn

        Very likely.

    • clay

      what will pass the House won’t pass the Senate
      what will pass the Senate won’t pass the House

      and that’s because of the Freedom Caucus GOP

      • bkmn

        I refer to them as the Freak/Dumb Caucus. Seems fitting.

        • Craig Howell

          Are they the ones who are so worried about the Moose Lambs?

      • Gerry Fisher

        Then “Daddy” will swoop in with authoritarian measures to “clean it up” after “you [congress] couldn’t get it done.” If they DO manage to pass a compromise, then he’ll take credit for that as well (and there’d at least be a little bit of truth in the latter).

    • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “I believe it when I see it” is my motto for this mofo Tramp.

      President Bannon’s behind everything, though it’s a bit confusing since orange baboon will lose BreitFart fans over this.

      • McSwagg

        Are you from Missouri?

        • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          no. why?

          • Joe in PA

            Stick around kid, we’ll learn ya.

            MO = “Show me” state.

          • McSwagg

            They are the “Show Me” state, which is essentially what you said. I agree with you by the way, just a little good natured ribbing.

          • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Thanks. I don’t believe this but it’s fun to trigger the infowarts & BreitFarters

      • bkmn

        He will win them back by doing a photo op as a bus drives detainees to those private prisons.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Exactly. It’s too out of character for 45, way too out of character.

  • Don’t fall for it.

    • Cuberly

      Exactly.

      He’ll have a conversation with someone and change his mind.
      The temp in the oval office will be 5 degrees hotter making him cranky, and he’ll change his mind.
      He’ll see the reporting on the reversal and reactions from the media and decide to change his mind…..and call them all liars.

      Same story different day.

      • Joe in PA

        What @PATreant:disqus said…bait and switch. Not trusting this fuck until it is LAW.

      • pch1013

        Or he’ll get a bad taco bowl.

        • McSwagg

          I heard he was sorely disappointed that there were no Taco Bowls on the menu on his trip to Mexico last year.

      • BlindBill

        and because he displays all the signs of dementia, he will not remember ever saying anything other that what is spewing out of his mouth at that particular second ….. he is an old man that should have retired …. OT: what is his son-in-law doing?

    • Nychta

      “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides.” Whenever I see the “c” word in a political statement I know it means give-and-take: “you give, we take.”

    • jeremyrain98

      True dat. The best thing I have learnt from this colossal disaster is: NEVER TRUST ANYTHING FALLS OUT OF AGENT CHEETOS’S MOUTH.

  • David

    Daddy Vlad Putin told him pretend to lighten up on the immigrants.

    • McSwagg

      It must have been getting hard for him to send in his Russian sympathetic agents.

  • DaddyRay

    So basically what Obama was doing

  • Sam_Handwich

    i can’t imagine that many immigrants would be eager to come out of the shadows after all the despicable hatred trump and nearly all his party have demonstrated toward them the last few years

    • Treant

      I’m thinking a bait and switch. They offer “amnesty” and, when the illegals come forward to register, grab and deport them.

      • Cuberly

        Yep.

        But considering what’s transpired over the past month, some of the sweeps they’ve done have been super crazy.

        Who’s gonna fall for this?

        • Treant

          They think everybody is as dumb as they are. It’s not true, but it’s what they think.

      • billbear1961

        Which is why they’ll remain in the shadows.

        The crops are going to ROT in the fields and on the trees (unless they bus workers in in chains and under armed guard just at harvest time?).

        The hospitality industry–what a laugh! Hospitality in Amerikkka!–will implode.

        International students and the brightest minds will go to university elsewhere.

        This will open up possibilities for genuine democracies still out there.

  • Ninja0980

    I don’t believe a single word of it though I do enjoy watching the bigots explode over this.

    • billbear1961

      silver lining

  • AdamTh

    Is anyone else expecting to see an “unpresidented” melt-down tonight?

    • Sam_Handwich

      i’m sure it’ll be a real shitshow. i have a rehearsal to go to. what time is it on?

      • AdamTh

        9ET, 8CT…. He’s the reason ABC bumped “When We Rise”

      • safari

        Get dressed, buy a bottle of wine… or stay half naked and without a bottle of wine…

      • Joe in PA

        For crying out loud…you missed the election because of those damn “rehearsals” and now this. If only someone could have predicted the election would have been on a Tuesday. Sheesh. 🙂

        • Sam_Handwich

          i know i know!! game 6 of the world series, too. and i HATE this job. well i don’t hate it, but it’s boring and often inconvenient. grrrrr

    • safari

      No. The week is still young.

  • Leo

    The Freedom Caucus called for a halt to ALL immigration just days ago.

    Who do you really think Donnie’s gonna grovel to at the end of the day?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Putin! The puppet master must be appeased at all costs – or ELSE!
      A failed Putin-puppet can expect to enjoy an early “retirement” and the healthful benefits of a polonium-rich diet.

      • Treant

        I hear polonium is gamy and stringy, so that wouldn’t be fun.

        Plus, y’know, the painful death.

        • William

          There’s always dioxin or ricin.

          • Treant

            I have six pounds of castor oil in the house*.

            * Alas, castor oil contains no ricin, but is rich in ricinoleic acid.

  • Randy503

    Oh please. We know the drill by now. Within two days at most, Trump and Bannon et al will claim he said no such thing, that the evil press made it all up to discredit him among his followers, etc. IT is as routine as it is predictable.

    I hope the press doesn’t fall for it. They should just treat this as a another inconsequential tweet and move on. The big news is the executive orders he signs or the bills he advances in congress. That what we should focus on, not his lying.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      It’s practically a formula they follow now.

    • McSwagg

      Bannon is moving on some other policy and needs some distracting cover. We all need to pay closer attention.

  • JT

    Breitbart readers are already losing their shit.

    They have a lot of shit to lose since they are full of it.

    • William

      Break out the boots, shovels and ponchos.

  • Randy503

    Where’s that economic plan to bring jobs back to America?
    Where is the war plan to wipe ISIS off the earth?
    Where is the plan that will replace the ACA?

    No place. But oh yeah, the FRC has the plan ready to deny gays all our rights. Good thing those priorities!

  • FAEN

    CIR is much needed and I hope this is true BUT I think he’s punking us.

  • hdtex
  • Sam_Handwich

    another thing is that he doesn’t understand congress. dems likely won’t get what they want from an immigration bill that comes out of GOP committees, so they can sit back and let republicans try to pass it themselves. and that seems impossible, because most republicans who would vote for it would be primaried in the midterms.

    • Joe in PA

      I belong to “Fair Districts PA” … and recently learned that the whole phenomenon of gerrymandering has created more and more idealogical districts (both sides) Even the word “primaried” is a result (like you pointed out).

  • Cackalaquiano

    Forgive me if I don’t believe a fucking word that comes out of his mouth

    • Ross

      Nothing to be forgiven for.

  • boatboy_srq

    It’s Tuesday.

    He still has three days to decide to evict even the lived-here-six-generations settled-this-place-when-Mexico-owned-it folks.

    • McSwagg

      Correction, two days. dRumpster doesn’t work on Friday.

      • Gianni

        Well, there’s that flight time to Florida and the golf course is waiting. Come on! Give the guy a break, will ya?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Well, that scares the hell out of me.

  • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Deplorables, repeat after me “AM -NEEST -TEEE”
    LOL

    • Gianni

      😀 That needs to get on Facebook. It’ll spread like wildfire.

  • I wish Trump had actually spent some time developing a strategy first then implement it. He appears to be all over the place, diving straight into his travel ban without thinking it through, then having to come up with something else, then now this. He is supposed to be a business man who I would have thought develops business plans all the time before proceeding with a project. This is so erratic and confusing let alone stressful for those its going to affect.

    • Joe in PA

      Hmmm, maybe his business “acumen” isn’t all that great? How many failed companies? How many bankruptcies?

    • Bad Tom

      If Trump+Bannon were at least consistently evil, it would be a plus. I don’t think this is some grand strategy on their part, it’s the best they can do.
      ——-
      The Ridiculous Hitlers would be a very stupid rock band name. But if Barking Yam ever becomes a lead vocalist, that’s what he should name his band.

  • Homo Erectus
    • billbear1961
      • Homo Erectus

        Beautiful! I’m watching dozens of them around the pool right now.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      without peeking:

      “….annnnnd everybody hates the Jews!”

    • Natty Enquirer

      Lehrer is still among us. Wonder if he’ll come out before he dies. Probably not.

  • ultragreen

    Any immigration bill that comes out of Congress (doubtful) will be an anti-immigration bill.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    In other words, someone’s gotten to Herr Präsident Drumpfen Kleine-Fingeren. He has finally heard from one or more of the following that his proposed policies won’t fly:
    *Nominee Goresuch, because of course a Supreme Court nominee is helping develop policy in the White House;

    *a Cabinet official or two that has advised him that cracking down too hard will cause economic catastrophe, forcing more than one Trump property into foreclosure; or

    *his son-in-law has decided that he doesn’t want to have to go through the H1-B process to hire another nanny.

    • ultragreen

      The Trump boys want to hire workers from abroad for their winery in Virginia.

  • Talisman

    Every time he shifts a policy or contradicts himself, I wonder what he’s trying to distract from.

    • Lazycrockett

      He shifts to whomever he has just spoken to.

      • McSwagg

        Keep an eye on Bannon. He’s using these distractions to cover his actions.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Has ANY leak so far – ANY – reflected badly on Bannon in terms of competence or fitness for the job? I can’t think of one.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Squirrel!”

    • Gianni

      And at the same time gets his worshipers ready to cut their own throats. More, please!

  • geoffalnutt

    This is, of course, a trick. It lies. It is incapable of telling the truth. It’s desperate to win us over, but it just won’t work. Sad.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Well, that is what he promised his base……… Oh, wait a minute.

  • MrFitzroyOBE

    This seems like dear leader acting out again. He expected millions of his minions to go out on Monday and demonstrate their crazy love for him in public, after he decreed it so.
    Turns out, when nobody is there to incite them directly, they don’t care.
    He’ll show them what happens when they don’t show enough adulation, he will throw a big bone to the other side….
    “see, so there!!! na na na” –one can almost see the clawed scrawl of the inner dialog in his thought balloon. (All cartoon characters have thought balloons, right?

    The signals of dear leader’s actual breakdown/meltdown will be a bit hard to gauge at first, but when he cracks wide open, and it won’t be TOO long now, lord knows what—–

    • Gianni

      We need a cheer – something that incorporates MELTDOWN, MELTDOWN, MELTDOWN.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    If this is a real shift, it’s probably due to certain industries that have been freaking out about what the ICE raids are already doing to them. As the director of the farm bureau said, the U.S, can either import its workforce or import its food (which would probably have to come mostly from Mexico); those are the only two choices.

  • j.martindale

    Of course he has come to this conclusion. The rethugs who own construction companies and huge farming operations and hotels and motels and waste industries and factories all rely on immigrant workers. They are scared shitless about losing good cheap immigrant labor. Surprise, corporate America doesn’t want to have to employ expensive native white Americans. NOW the right wing can go crazy.

    • billbear1961

      They’re already crazy–and vicious–JM.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wow, that’s mighty white of him.

  • BobSF_94117

    Trump is going after the Democratic base. Along with his EO on support for traditionally black colleges, he’s pretending he suddenly cares about racial minorities, including illegal immigrants from our neighbors to the south.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/28/donald-trump-sign-order-supporting-historically-bl/

    • safari

      Honestly, I think he’s just pointed his ass the the wall, spraying, and calling what remains pasted on it his plan.

    • Tulle Christensen

      I just think he is starting to wonder where his housekeeping will come from for his hotels

  • J Ascher

    Reality bites, no?

  • Friday

    So, err, who would be the ‘other side’ you imagine, Herr Trump? What do you expect them to *do* about an imaginary flow of illegal immigrants?

  • Ben in Oakland

    Breitbart people are losing their shit? Where on earth did they find even more shit to lose? And why should I even care?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Teh fergoten onez!!!~!

      Cuck!

      • Ben in Oakland

        Das ist moi!

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Je suis forgotten!!!

          • Natty Enquirer

            Nous sommes Bowling Green.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      LOL and Eeewww all at the same time. Okay, so I went to Breibart. This is actually one of the comments there on this topic (possible immigration reform):

      “Yeah holy jeez… Ivanka is an attractive woman, but the liberals are using her to change President Trump’s agenda.”

      • -M-

        🙃⁉️ 😑😶🙄

      • Ben in Oakland

        With all of the e theme ideological stuff, it is so hard to tell when they are kidding, and when they are serious, or if someone is trolling them

    • Gianni

      I looked in on Breitbart for a couple of minutes. The comments are coming so fast I couldn’t keep up with them. I did leave a comment, though. Told them this smells like amnesty! They just might get even more upset if that idea circulates.
      Betrayal from their god!

  • BRLA

    Well that’ll make the deplorables lose what little is left of their minds…

    • MonochromeMouse

      All over teabagistan they are in full on panic mode, it’s like if you step on an anthill over there.

  • Paul David

    Lmao!

    What a failure this administration is! Sad!

    • MonochromeMouse

      He sees himself as “the great unifier” and so hes flip flopping on shit to try and trick the left into deciding he’s not so horrible so the media will lay off him, unfortunately the media and the left hate him because he is a pathological liar and attention whore and that will never change.

      • Paul David

        Yes, but look at the fawning media attention he’s getting after reading a speech from a teleprompter written by others!

        Chris Cilizza was/is VERY approving.

        And we all know that Chris Cilizza holds the Sacred Chalice of Conventional Wisdom!!!!!

  • DoctorDJ

    OT: And everybody’s favorite bigot, Frankie Graham is on his high xtian horse about “…Hollywood glorifying sin [in the movie Moonlight]. This is just another
    example of the LGBT’s agenda to make lifestyle choices that God defines
    as sin seem more and more culturally acceptable.] https://www.facebook.com/FranklinGraham/

  • aar9n

    They just need to get a special patch and they can “get their freedom through work”

  • MonochromeMouse

    This is fucking hilarious, trump is betraying the racists he empowered when he ran in order to try and not be the most hated president ever, unfortunately for him the liberals won’t forgive the bullshit he’s already done and the racists will never forgive him treating non-white people like people.

  • trouble94114

    All I can think about right now is the hope that perhaps his erratic behavior and decisions is reaching a point where even some of his stanchest proponents are beginning to become uncomfortable.

    • I don’t know about his ‘staunchest’ supporters — most of them seem to be either still fully behind him or are now looking like a dog that just received an unexpected beating but not to the point where they’ve given up the idea that ‘Master’ still loves them.

      However, there were a LOT of people who supported him only because he was the Republican candidate or because he wasn’t Clinton and owned a penis.

      Clinton was right: About half his supporters are the kind of ‘deplorables’ she described. Others are also deplorable in a way, but of a different kind, who thought they were just voting for the anti-abortion / anti-immigration (in a general sense) / conservative guy who’d pass all of the GOP’s policies. They chose to believe him when he said what they wanted to hear and chose to deny he meant what he said when he said what they didn’t.

      But anyway, I think it’s still true that about half of his support is soft and potentially can be peeled away if enough bad news about him comes to light.

      • Reality.Bites

        because he … owned a penis.

        There you go, making allegations with no proof.

  • Gianni

    Other Presidents have been trying to achieve immigration reform legislation for many years. Even Dubbya wanted that. So now Donald can be the hero. First you beat them. Then you take them under your wing and heal the wounds you inflicted on them. Your an angel of mercy in just a few short minutes.

  • TexasBoy
  • Ben in Oakland

    I never go to BiteFart, but I couldn’t resist, and so posted this:

    Goshes, guyz.

    We deplorable libtards told you that Trumpee was a liar, dishonest, unqualified, an idiot, incompetent, and ignorant, and like he has done with so many of the people who have done business with him, would screw you over if he got a chance. Not that he needed a chance, but the which way is the wind blowing?

    And now you Breit boyz are finding out that Trumpee was a liar, dishonest, unqualified, an idiot, incompetent, and ignorant, and like he has done with so many of the people who have done business with him, would screw you over if he got a chance. Not that he needed a chance, but the which way is the wind blowing?

    Cucks.

    I give it five minutes before it is taken down. But I thought it would be nice to stir up the sewer, even a little bit, since they are losing their shit.

    • beariac

      It might not be taken down… they love a target for their venom over there, rather than just shouting it out to those who can be bothered reading more than just a few comments. Still, you might learn a few new insults. The last para of your post is brilliant placement. I just wish they’d allow pics/gifs over there…. it would make the trolling much more interesting.

    • Canadian Observer

      I tried to find your post to see the reactions, but there are over 7,400 comments there now, and I do not have the stomach to wade through all that to see them. But I do hope you got their blood pressure up… is there anyplace that keeps track of the number of strokes that occur on a given day? *evil grin*

      • Ben in Oakland

        I got one from a guy telling me that if he is proven wrong about trump, he’ll admit it.

        He hasn’t noticed yet he has already been proven wrong. Again and again.

  • -M-

    A) Wasn’t that the one thing they hated about Reagan?

    B) Could have done that anytime in the last thirty years if the Repukes hadn’t decided that anything short of shipping everyone ‘back’ to Mexico was the dreaded amnesty.

  • Henry Auvil

    He probably just realized that woman who scrubs the gold-plated toilets at trump tower was messican.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    On Thursday, John Boehner made this engimatic comment at a conference in Orlando: “Four years from now, Donald Trump may be the immigrant’s best friend.” Which immediately made my WTF radar go off. It even surprised Ed Rendell who was also at the conference.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-immigrants-john-boehner-235304

    Does Boehner know something we don’t?

    • NZArtist

      Yes. You’re going to war. A very bigly war. The biggest.

  • j.martindale

    This clueless fool knew nothing of the implications of immigration on the economy before today. He is an amateur. And we will suffer as this slow learner tries to catch up. E-mails!!!

    • CraigNJ

      He just figured out that healthcare is complicated, so complicated that no one could know how complicated healthcare could be.

  • Stogiebear

    He flip flops more than Frank Bergoglio.

    • TuuxKabin

      Ill papa! That’s for sure.

  • tbj5

    Well, Donnie is a liar, and he has lied about going soft on immigration MULTIPLE times throughout the campaign.

    And he’s actively using ICE to round up pretty much any and all illegal immigrants. And wanted to turn it into a military operation.

    So I’m going to assume that the Bigot Carrot Cake didn’t really change his tune.

  • beariac

    I won’t believe anything until I see or hear it. The amount of times they’ve expressed interest in deporting people with ANY kind of criminal record, I find it hard to believe they’d suddenly change. Obfuscation and distraction, remember?

  • Piet

    “Potential major shift in policy”? How can we tell? Does he have a policy? Will it be the same policy tomorrow? How about next week? Or the day after someone makes a critical remark on Fox & Friends?

    • McSwagg

      Many Presidents build their policies on strong ideological foundations of granite, limestone, or sandstone. Never before has one in that high office built his policies on quicksand.

      • all the while allowing fracking in his backyard

        • McSwagg

          Flammable tap water will help lower your energy bills. Assuming all the extra earthquakes don’t rupture those water lines.

          • yeah:you’re gonna be billed for the extra gas

  • Jerry Kott

    90 million, 47 percent of eligible voters did not even vote in the 2016 election. Only 25% of eligible voters voted for T45. His support is marginal at best. He is the distraction the Republicans were praying for. So tonight he is in the spotlight and on spot. He knows how people distain him. Not so much for what he is but for what he isn’t. He will be addressing a divided room, something he is uncomfortable with. I have no plans to watch. But I will watch the blooper reels, which I suspect will be many.
    I wonder what the emperor will be wearing tonight?

    • TuuxKabin

      As long as he’s dressed I don’t care what the fuck he wears. Like you, I can wait until later, or tomorrow. Thanks!

  • JWC

    Well Uday and Qusay and a sister arrived in Vancouver Noticably absent were the mayor and the provincial premier Noticeable were the protesters . As Americans you paid over $100k per kid and we paid an amount to keep the rock throwing peasants at bay The general comment was “theTrump name does not reflect thespirit of Canada’s most liberal city

  • ohh! he’s calling for repeal/replace! How novel!

  • TuuxKabin

    If his words were a bridge, I would not cross them. Fuckin’ pthological liar in chief.

  • Stubenville
    • TuuxKabin

      Hey. Good to see ya’ wafflin’ back! Long time no see.

      • Stubenville

        Howdy back; lots of stuff going on in my personal life have kept me off of here.

        • TuuxKabin

          KInda wish I could say I’ve had the same distraction. Hope all settles well for you.

  • JCF

    Yeah, that didn’t happen. Yet more Drumpfian Misinformation and/or Incompetence. Or Both!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee54446b1dfda726723bd11b28e6830621b4aa8ec993eb639a6e4dfb4aa1c0be.png

  • Robin Bailey
  • canoebum

    There is no compromise with evil. Whatever he’ll demand for immigration reform will be at its core, racist, sexist and cruel. You know the first thing they’ll ask for is an end to birthright citizenship, followed by an end immigration rights for same-sex married couples. Fuck him with red hot poker.

  • Grumpy Old Man

    Did anyone notice the court did not stop its deliberation over the first travel ban? The court knew enough not to trust him and his “I am going to fix the travel ban so you guys can relax and not bother, okay”