I have previously labeled President Trump a street hustler. In this role, when necessary as a Manhattan businessman, he would spout out anything that could appear to be true for as long as it took him to get around a street corner.
That is how he ran his businesses before he became president. Whether he has ten dollars in the bank or a billion, he was clearly the master of the game on the streets of Manhattan. Afterall, he did live at the top of Trump Tower and does have his very own 727 jet. The man can hustle.
Trump appears to have brought the hustle game along with him from 725 Fifth Ave in New York City to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washingon D.C
The most recent case in point, he tweeted this out on Saturday:
It is a total lie.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2018Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!
It implies that there is some kind of congressional block by Democrats in preventing the reversal of the "forced family breakup at the Border."
The horrific forced family breakups were not implemented by Congress. They are a policy decision of the Trump administration. He can change the policy with one tweet.
The New York Times reports:
Almost immediately after President Trump took office, his administration began weighing what for years had been regarded as the nuclear option in the effort to discourage immigrants from unlawfully entering the United States.Trump now realizes this is a political disaster and has gone into lyin' hustle mode:
Children would be separated from their parents if the families had been apprehended entering the country illegally, John F. Kelly, then the homeland security secretary, said in March 2017, “in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network.”...
Yet for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the idea of crying children torn from their parents’ arms was simply too inhumane — and too politically perilous — to embrace as policy, and Mr. Trump, though he had made an immigration crackdown one of the central issues of his campaign, succumbed to the same reality, publicly dropping the idea after Mr. Kelly’s comments touched off a swift backlash...
But advocates inside the administration, most prominently Stephen Miller, Mr. Trump’s senior policy adviser, never gave up on the idea. Last month, facing a sharp uptick in illegal border crossings, Mr. Trump ordered a new effort to criminally prosecute anyone who crossed the border unlawfully — with few exceptions for parents traveling with their minor children.
And now Mr. Trump faces the consequences. With thousands of children detained in makeshift shelters, his spokesmen this past week had to deny accusations that the administration was acting like Nazis. Even evangelical supporters like Franklin Graham said its policy was “disgraceful.”...While Trump does the Manhattan hustle, the Nazi brigade around Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, attorney general Jeff Sessions and senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, continue to support the separations.
He has falsely claimed that Democrats are responsible for the practice. But the kind of pictures so feared by Mr. Trump’s predecessors could end up defining a major domestic policy issue of his term.
Mr. Miller has expressed none of the president’s misgivings. “No nation can have the policy that whole classes of people are immune from immigration law or enforcement,” he said during an interview in his West Wing office this past week. “It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period. The message is that no one is exempt from immigration law.”...Privately, Mr. Miller argued that bringing back “zero tolerance” would be a potent tool in a severely limited arsenal of strategies for stopping migrants from flooding across the border...Mr. Miller was instrumental in Mr. Trump’s decision to ratchet up the zero tolerance policy.Trump clearly has no moral compass but he better end this policy for the very basic reason that media and decent people are going to follow Trump around the corner until this practice is stopped.
“A big name of the game is deterrence,” Mr. Kelly, now the chief of staff, told NPR in May. “The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever — but the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States, and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long.”
“Having children does not give you immunity from arrest and prosecution,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech on Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind.
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government,” said Mr. Sessions, quoting Bible verse as he took exception to evangelical leaders who have called the practice abhorrent. “Because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.”