President Trump has a never ending list of detractors and enemies. Perhaps it is like the old saying goes, it is when they are not talking that you should worry. If that is the case then the President need not worry. One of his most prominent detractors has spoken out again.
This time it was Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. He ripped into the President. In a lengthy post he placed on Facebook he tore into the President and his executive order temporarily banning refugees from seven countries identified as terrorist hotbeds.
Zuckerberg wrote the following,
“My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland. Priscilla’s parents were refugees from China and Vietnam. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that. Like many of you, I’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.
We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t pose a threat will live in fear of deportation. We should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That’s who we are. Had we turned away refugees a few decades ago, Priscilla’s family wouldn’t be here today.”
“That said, I was glad to hear President Trump say he’s going to “work something out” for Dreamers — immigrants who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents. Right now, 750,000 Dreamers benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows them to live and work legally in the US. I hope the President and his team keep these protections in place, and over the next few weeks I’ll be working with our team at FWD.us to find ways we can help.
I’m also glad the President believes our country should continue to benefit from “people of great talent coming into the country. These issues are personal for me even beyond my family. A few years ago, I taught a class at a local middle school where some of my best students were undocumented. They are our future too. We are a nation of immigrants, and we all benefit when the best and brightest from around the world can live, work and contribute here. I hope we find the courage and compassion to bring people together and make this world a better place for everyone.”
The funny thing? President Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary, General John Kelly literally just announced that he believes the wall will be complete in two years. How do you like them apples, Zuckerberg?
Unlike his elite and wealthy friends and progressive entertainers, at least the CEO had positive things to say when speaking out against the President. Unlike most everyone else who does nothing but sling mud. But he would do well to remember the President could care less what he thinks or says. He is too busy working to keep our country safe.
It is people like this that remind us why Trump won. Because people were sick of the wealthy, elite, Hollywood entertainers telling us all what we should think while standing on the mountain top away from the troubles of the real world.
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