Friday, September 09, 2016

Donald Trump Applauding the Same Idea That Breitbart News Denounced in June

Stuart K. Hayashi

In June of this year, Breitbart News denounced Congressional Republicans for what it judged to be leniency toward undocumented immigrants.  The piece began,
Thirty House Republicans voted with Democratic legislators to let the Pentagon recruit illegal aliens, and also grant them American citizenship, even though the Army and other services are pushing tens of thousands of Americans out of the services. 
The Republicans joined the Democrats in voting against the amendment [that] would have excluded illegal aliens, especially aliens granted ‘deferred prosecution’ by President Barack Obama, from the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program.

On September 7, Donald Trump voiced agreement with this very same idea for which Breitbart castigated those Republicans.  (I learned this news from the attorney Matthew Kolken; you can see Kolken's original tweet about it, and my tweets in reply, over here.)
Audience Member:  "Do you believe that an undocumented person who serves, or wants to serve, in the U.S. Armed Forces deserves to stay in this country legally?" 
Trump:  "I think that when you serve in the Armed Forces, that's a very special situation and I could see myself working that out, absolutely. [ . . . ] Now, we have to vet those people, vet very carefully -- everybody would agree with that -- but the answer is that that would be a very special circumstance. Yes.  Thank you."

I have a question:  will Breitbart give Trump the same amount of flack that it gave those thirty Congressional Republicans in June?