Trump’s unbridled bellicosity is testimony to his psychological frailty and an enervating personal insecurity. The bigger the bully, the weaker his own sense of self and that internal, pathol…
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Trump’s program of increased deportation of immigrants cranked up on Wednesday when an Arizona woman was taken away in front of her crying children and put in a van for Mexico after more than two decades of living peacefully in the United States.
An ICE spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday evening that Garcia had been detained. It’s the first public sign in Arizona of President Donald Trump’s executive order expanding his priorities for deportation.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos is a convicted felon, but her felony was being caught in a workplace raid more than a decade ago and being charged with “working in the country illegally” — not exactly what most people had in mind when Trump said he would first go after “criminal” immigrants.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” he said in the interview, to air on “60 Minutes” on CBS.
That’s what Donald Trump said. But that’s not the instructions that have been given to ICE. What’s happening in the world outside Donald Trump’s speeches is that good people voluntarily reporting their status, are being punished for their cooperation.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has labored mightily to avoid criticizing President Trump but two weeks into the new administration, it’s getting harder to downplay their differences.
On Sunday, McConnell told CNN he disagreed with Trump’s view of Putin, questioned the president’s claim of massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election and cautioned against the administration going too far with restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim countries.
McConnell also chided Trump, albeit tacitly, for lambasting of a federal judge who ruled against his executive order temporarily banning visitors from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Syria from entering the U.S.
The majority leader is adept at deflecting questions and sticking to his talking points when it comes to possible differences with the president.
He prefers to emphasize their shared goals, including the repeal of ObamaCare, comprehensive tax reform and broad regulatory reform.
But Sunday on “State of the Union,” McConnell highlighted several splits with the Trump administration.
Source: Skeptical McConnell distances from Trump on Russia, travel ban | TheHill