Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel slammed President Trump on social media this week; saying his plans to curb “birthright citizenship” for non-residents was nothing more than “midterm election nonsense.”
Emanuel ripped the Commander-in-Chief just hours after Trump confirmed his administration was preparing an executive order to limit “birthright citizenship” for non-residents and non-citizens throughout the United States.
“Please. I know election season catnip when I see it. The President doesn’t have this authority, but he does have an interest in dividing the country and riling up his base. This is midterm election nonsense,” tweeted the Chicago mayor.
Please. I know election season catnip when I see it. The President doesn’t have this authority, but he does have an interest in dividing the country and riling up his base. This is midterm election nonsense. https://t.co/n4MfwSCzYe
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) October 30, 2018
Rahm’s comments come in the wake of a deadly series of shootings that stunned Chicago over the Halloween weekend; injuring over 40 and leaving at least five residents dead in the nation’s third largest city.
REPORT: Trump Planning Executive Order to Curb ‘Birthright’ Citizenship for 'Non-Citizens'
President Trump confirmed this week that his administration is considering an executive order aimed at curbing “birthright citizenship” for babies of non-citizens; a move likely to spark a major showdown between the White House and the courts.
The President confirmed the potential policy in a recent interview with Axios, saying officials are reviewing the long-recognized understanding of the 14th Amendment; which states “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.”
“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said. “You can definitely do it with an Act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”
“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States … with all of those benefits,” he added.
IRONY ALERT: Hillary Slams ‘SECRET MONEY’ in Politics, Calls for ‘ABOLISHMENT’ of Electoral College
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stunned political insiders and operatives across the country this week; abruptly calling for the end of the Electoral College and slamming “secret money” in political elections.
Clinton published an unexpected article in the Atlantic Sunday evening titled, ‘American Democracy is in Crisis.” In it, the former Secretary of State calls for increased transparency behind political donations and fundraisers across the country.
“We need to overturn Citizens United and get secret money out of our politics. And you won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College,” writes Clinton.
“Democracy may be our birthright as Americans, but it’s not something we can ever take for granted. Every generation has to fight for it, has to push us closer to that more perfect union. That time has come again,” she adds.
Read her full article here.