During an interview, Donald Trump admitted he believed birth right citizen ship in the United States is ‘ridiculous’ and that it needs to end. Just a week before the midterm elections Trump did a sit down with ‘Axios on HBO’ and said, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits.” He went on to say, “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”
Many people were shocked and taken back by the president’s complete disregard for the constitution, including Omar Jadwat.
“The President cannot erase the Constitution with an executive order, and the 14th Amendment’s citizenship guarantee is clear,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “This is a transparent and blatantly unconstitutional attempt to sow division and fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred in the days ahead of the midterms.” (CNN)
Watch Trump’s interview below:
In other Trump, citizenship news, TMZ caught up with Judge Joe Mathis and asked his opinion on Trump’s latest move. Mathis believes it’s a stunt to stir up republican voters. Watch his reaction below:
source – cnn, tmz