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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