Donald Trump says he’s considering\an executive order nullifying birthright citizenship. The U.S. Constitution seems to prohibit this. But it’s all about Trump, such as his trip to Pittsburgh today.
The first sentence of the 14th Amendment says:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Some see an angle in “subject to the jurisdiction” to challenge the longstanding interpretation (this is also the law in many other civilized countries.) With Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Bart O’Kavanaugh on board at the U.S. Supreme Court, who knows?
This is part of the anti-immigrant fervor that Trump is whipping up against Democrats in the midterm election. Such as: Troops to the border to meet a ragtag group of unarmed refugees who are many weeks away from the border, if they ever make it, and who’ll be subject to a difficult asylum procedure if they do.
Fear and loathing at the White House. That’s all he has and a whiny victimhood that turns every national tragedy into a story about him.
Classic example: Pittsburgh officials urged Donald Trump to delay a visit to Pittsburgh so that funeral could proceed for victims of the synagogue slaughter, a process that will put heavy demands on local police. He’s going anyway. CNN is reporting that congressional leaders, both Republican and Democrat, have declined to join Trump on the trip.