There’s One Very Simple, Petty, and Pathetic Reason Why Trump’s Ending DACA

On the off chance that someone reading this hadn’t yet heard the news, it was reported over the weekend that Donald Trump’s going to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a six-month delay to supposedly give Congress time to work on a bill.

For those of you who might not know, DACA is a policy signed by Barack Obama in June of 2012 that gave certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors (aka DREAMers) temporary protection from being deported.

Many people, including quite a few Republicans, view DACA as a rational and humane way to deal with illegal immigrants who were brought here as children and really don’t know any other country as “home” other than the United States.

While the news that Trump’s planning to end DACA and put it on Congress to find a replacement was clearly disgusting, I don’t understand why anyone questioned whether or not the current “president” would end this policy — let alone why they would act shocked when news eventually broke that he was going to.

Have these folks not been paying attention?

Forget everything else, there’s one very simple, petty, and pathetic reason why Trump’s ending DACA: because Barack Obama supported it!

That’s it.

Here’s an easy way to summarize Trump’s entire “presidency”: If it panders to racism, bigotry, or ignorance, and it’s the opposite of what Obama supports — he’s for it.

From pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, to banning transgender Americans from being able to join the military, to now ending DACA, time after time, Trump’s proven that the driving force behind many of his biggest (and often most controversial) decisions isn’t what’s best for the country — or even what’s right — but simply whatever is the opposite of what Obama supported.

Donald Trump is a sad, petty, pathetic little man who loathes Barack Obama.

For years, Trump tried to bring down Obama to no avail. No matter what Trump tried to do, Obama almost always got the better of him. His obsession with the former president is so obvious that reports surfaced recently that European diplomats often apparently joke about Trump’s neurotic fixation on his predecessor.

Sure, Trump and Republicans will try to spin this as him simply wanting to “fix Obama’s unconstitutional overreach” when he bypassed Congress to sign DACA — but that’s complete nonsense. This is an administration that’s accomplished nothing except for Trump signing one executive order after another. So I don’t want to hear any b.s. about wanting to do things the “right way” when these hypocrites clearly don’t mind seeing this orange idiot sign executive orders with which they agree.

All anyone has to do in order to be able to “predict” what Donald Trump will or won’t support is to find out which side of an issue Barack Obama is on — then sit back and watch Trump do the opposite.

Trump’s just that much of a petty, childish, weak little man who knows he’ll never be as rugged and respected as Barack Obama, and it eats away at him every single day.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • strayaway

    “DACA is a policy signed by Barack Obama in June of 2012 that gave certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors (aka DREAMers) temporary protection from being deported.”

    Keyword: “illegal” This is what happens. When parents do illegal things to benefit their families and the law catches up with them, benefits disappear. Should the children of bank robbers similarly be allowed to maintain their lifestyles? Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution says that ALL legislative Powers shall be vested in Congress. So if Congress chooses to let illegal aliens stay, and only Congress is granted the power to create “an uniform Naturalization” policy (Article I, section 8, clause 4), then Congress may go ahead and legitimize some part of Obama’s constitutional overreach. I agree that Trump is also issuing too many unconstitutional executive orders but he has a right to erase Obama’s executive orders because to do the job right, Congress has to legislate. Obama was a flim-flam man who took advantage of a lazy Congress instead of doing the necessary work to push DACA through Congress.

    • saffiregal

      This 2014 article shines some light on why Obama was reluctant to propose legislation to Congress at that time.

    • Robert Diaz

      That’s idiotic logic. Yes, the children of bank robbers should be allowed to remain in the best possible scenario, if/when the law catches up with their parents; the analogy would have them go to jail with them? Which one is the ‘criminal’ in your scenario?

      Name another crime where the children are considered criminals for what their parents did without their knowledge or consent? A crime that an infant can be convicted of? A misdemeanor where the statute of limitations is longer than five years?

      BTW, DACA recipients are no longer ‘illegal’. They have a work permit.

    • PRIME79

      “Obama was a flim-flam man who took advantage of a lazy Congress instead of doing the necessary work to push DACA through Congress.”

      Thats complete bullshit. The GOP held congress refused from day 1 to work with Obama on ANYTHING, so he had to do what he could on his own. Which is why its hilarious to see this idiot Trump and his worshippers call dems(minority) in the house and senate obstructionists because he can’t get anything done. Punishing kids for their parents actions is just idiotic……and its something that the Germans did in the 30s.

  • Hume

    djt wouldn’t know more than a peanut about the proper workings of the Executive, Congress, and the courts IF one or the other of them ran out and bit him.

  • susan818

    Hit that big old nail right on the head! Just don’t know why he’s still in office. (SMH).

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  • The Great Renewal

    Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC interviewed Henry Winkler (The Fonz). Hugh mentioned that he didn’t think Trump had a racist bone in his body. I sent Hugh this email:

    ‘I heard you mention to Henry that ‘I’ve interviewed Trump many times and I don’t think he’s a racist’. I’ve heard many people who ‘know’ Trump say that. Here’s the reality.

    It’s not whether people who know him believe he’s not a racist. A racist is known by people who don’t know him. This is also true as to whether Trump is sexist, a bully, a corrupt business man, mean spirited, hate filled and manipulative.

    It’s not that you’re a privileged white man, it’s that you have not been at the end of being told you are a secret muslim, born in Kenya or that you should be executed (Central Park 5) after being shown to be not-guilty by DNA!.

    You have not been on the end of Princess Diana to hear this man say that “I’d sleep with her’. Has he directed his vitriol at me … a 73 year old non-white woman? No but make no mistake other ‘racists’ hear him, those who bully others hear him, those who want to feel comfortable objectifying women … hear him!

    You get my point. It’s not what people do publicly to ‘impress’ others. It’s what they do publicly for those who don’t know him and are just watching his thoughts, words, actions.

    It’s those who know Trump who do not stand up to him because as a extremely good manipulative person, he can convince you of anything! And it’s people like him who create chaos just for fun. Henry got the ‘tell’.

    Listen from someone who doesn’t know him and take him very, very, very seriously. He doesn’t inspire better behaviours, he inspires the most base behaviours because those get him off.’