CNN Panel: Trump’s Immigration Policy Is ‘GTFO’, Aimed At ‘S-hole Countries’

CNN Panel: Trump’s Immigration Policy Is ‘GTFO’, Aimed At ‘S-hole Countries’

CNN journalists John Avlon and Dana Bash attacked President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy on Tuesday morning. The administration’s plan would focus on getting wealthier immigrants to come to the United States and prevent new arrivals who might rely on government assistance.

“And it shows that that argument, the delineation between we’re going to open legal immigration but crack down on legal immigration, isn’t true,” Avlon said.

“That instead there seems to be an animus against immigration, period,” he said. “You look at everyone here at this table and look at people who are working in the White House today, look in the mirror and say when and how did my grandparents or great-grandparents come here? People come here because they’re in economic or political distress and they come here because they want to work for a better life. And that’s what we should be encouraging.”

“The poem on the Statue of Liberty says give me your tired, your poor, your tempest tossed, yearning to be free, and what this policy does is say GTFO.”

Dana Bash agreed that the policy essentially said ‘Get The F*ck Out’ to poor immigrants, especially those from nations the President has previously called ‘shithole countries.’

“This is exactly what the rule is intended to do,” Bash said. “I don’t think we should dance around it. It is intended to keep people from S-hole countries out of America.”

“And until this rule, and we’ll see if it stays because it’s already being challenged legally, in the courts and especially without congressional approval, it’s hard to imagine that the President is going to be able to really keep this, but, you know, we’ll see.”

“This is intended to get around the Congress and keep the immigrants, legal immigrants from S-hole countries out because they can’t stand on their own.”

Watch the video above, via CNN.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.