Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look

Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look

-The Trump administration
has announced a new rule
that would limit
legal immigration
by imposing a wealth test.
For more on this it’s time for
“A Closer Look.”
[ Suspenseful theme plays ]
[ Cheering and applause ]
Trump has many racist conspiracy
theories about immigrants.
He thinks they’re being
funded by shadowy groups.
He thinks it’s a plot
to invade America
and he’s pretty sure
at least one of his sons
snuck in from Transylvania.
[ Laughter ]
[as Trump] Secret Service,
he’s out of his coffin again.
[ Laughter ]
Trump also has his insane
theory that other countries
are somehow rigging
the visa lottery system,
to put their worst people
in the lottery.
He’s repeated it many times,
including at a rally
earlier this month.
-How about the lottery system?
[ Booing ]
How about lotteries?
You put the name in a basket.
The country puts the name
in the basket
and you pick people
out of the lottery.
Well, let’s see,
“This one’s a murderer.
[ Laughter ]
This one robbed four banks.
This one, I’d better not say.
This one,
another murderer.”
Ladies and gentlemen,
another murderer.
-It sounds like
he’s picking his cabinet.
[ Laughter ]
[as Trump] Bank robber.
[ Cheering and applause ]
Oh, a murderer.
Oh, oh, you guys.
[ Cheering and applause ]
You guys, we got a cannibal.
[ Laughter ]
[ Applause ]
But, Trump continued.
-Think of this:
Do you think they’re gonna
put their great citizens?
They have great citizens.
They have great people,
like we have great people.
Do you think those people are
going into a lottery?
No. And then, we get
these people coming in.
You just take a look.
Look at the people they put
into these lotteries.
-That’s not how it works.
Countries don’t put people
in the lotteries.
[ Laughter ]
People enter themselves
and it’s not murderers, saying,
“The police are closing in!
I better make my escape,
by entering a random drawing.”
[ Laughter ]
This is one of Trump’s favorite
insane conspiracy theories
and he’s repeated it countless
times throughout his presidency.
-They have a lottery.
You pick people.
You think the country’s
givin’ us their best people?
No. Visa lottery!
Visa lottery!
Boom. Who is this?!
Who is this?
And then, when they turn out
to be not so good,
we say, “I wonder why.”
Well, maybe the country’s
giving us
their worst in those lotteries.
Does that make any sense?
Think of it: A lottery!
You pick people.
Now, let me ask you.
So, these countries that are
sending people in.
Do you think they’re
sending us their finest?
And then, we wonder why
we have problems.
We’re not going to be
a stupid country anymore!
-Anh, we’re still very much
the stupid country.
[ Laughter and applause ]
Stupid is our brand.
Obama made us cool.
You made us stupid.
One of the other
problems here is,
unlike more complicated terms,
Trump thinks he knows
what a lottery is,
so, even though he’s wrong,
he’s trying to flex his muscles.
I’m surprised he didn’t
just start talking
about scratch-offs,
at some point.
[as Trump]
And they give you a card
and you use a dime, ideally.
Worst case, your thumb,
and you just start scratching
and, if you get
three matching flags,
that’s your new home.
[ Laughter and applause ]
That’s how it works
in a [bellowing] lottery!
A visa lottery.
[ Applause ]
Trump feeds his supporters
these racist conspiracy theories
to make them think
that undeserving immigrants
are coming here and draining
our public resources,
which is a bigoted lie.
And, now, he’s taking that lie
one step further,
by implementing a new rule
that will basically institute
a wealth test, in order
to limit legal immigration.
-A major policy change
by the Trump administration
is trying to dramatically limit
legal immigration into the U.S.
The so-called public charge rule
would make it more difficult
for people who are, again,
here legally, but rely on some
form of government assistance.
Medicaid, food stamps, housing
vouchers, some of the examples.
It would make it harder
for them to get a green card.
The new criteria
favors wealthier,
more educated immigrants.
The National Immigration
Law Center calls the new rule
a wealth test on immigrants.
[ Rotors whirring ]
-I don’t think it’s fair to have
the American taxpayer pay
for people to come
into the United States.
I’m tired of seeing our taxpayer
paying for people
to come into the country
and immediately go onto welfare
and various other things,
so I think we’re doing it right.
-So, now,
you’re suddenly concerned
about wasting taxpayers’ money?
You’ve already spent more
than $100 million,
just on golf trips.
[ Laughter ]
And I have one very simple
fix for this.
We don’t need to stop
paying for his golf.
We just need to stop paying
for his golf cart
because just imagine how fast
he would lose interest
if he had to walk.
[as Trump] This sucks.
[ Laughter ]
I’m gonna play a sport
where you don’t have
to move so much,
like grass luge.
[ Laughter and clapping ]
This is fundamentally
to everything that America’s
supposed to stand for.
In fact, that ethos
is famously etched
on the Statue of Liberty
in the Emma Lazarus poem
“The New Colossus.”
Trump’s acting director
of U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services,
Ken Cuccinelli,
was asked on NPR
about that poem and said this.
-Would you also agree
that Emma Lazarus’s words,
etched on the Statue of Liberty,
“Give me your tired, your poor,”
are also part
of the American ethos?
-They certainly are.
“Give me your tired
and your poor”
who can stand
on their own two feet
[ Laughter ]
and who will not become
a public charge.
-First of all, you can’t
just rewrite the poem!
[ Laughter ]
Especially a poem on a plaque.
Once it’s on a plaque,
it’s the thing.
[ Laughter ]
The sign says “No smoking,”
not “No smoking,
but also smoking.”
[ Laughter ]
Second, you want them
to stand on their own two feet?
Trump can’t stand
on his two feet.
[ Laughter ]
Look at him.
He’s like a drunk guy,
tryin’ real hard
to pretend he’s sober.
[ Clapping ]
Trump is doing this
for two reasons:
one, he’s a racist
and racism is at the core
of his immigration policy.
And two, he can’t deliver
on any of the other promises
he’s made to voters.
That’s why his administration
inflicts cruelty
on desperate migrant families,
like when they conducted
the largest single-state
immigration raid
in history last week
and separated children
from their parents.
Meanwhile, he can’t
actually do anything
to help the people
he promised to help:
the so-called forgotten
men and women of America,
the working class
he claimed he championed.
He told them he’d fix everything
and that it would be so easy.
You know, like healthcare.
-We’re gonna get you
something so good.
So much less expensive,
so much better.
You know what it’s called?
It’s better and less expensive.
That’s a good combination.
You’re going to have
such great healthcare,
at a tiny fraction of the cost,
and it’s gonna be so easy.
-As a general rule,
never take advice from a guy
in a camouflage hat
with orange font because…
[ Laughter ]
it’s a weird choice.
I mean, I get the orange,
but not the words, you know?
You’ve never seen a hunter
going into the woods
in camo gear with bright
orange writing that says,
“I am a hunter.”
[ Laughter ]
Now, a universal
healthcare system
that guarantees healthcare
as a human right
is possible,
as many industrialized nations
and Democrats running
for president have shown,
but Trump made the promise
without having any clue
what he was talking about
and then, of course,
once it came time
to come up with an actual plan,
like any con artist,
he tried to talk in circles
until people forgot
what he’d promised.
This will be a plan where
you can choose your doctor.
This will be a plan
where you can choose your plan.
-And you know what the plan is?
This is the plan.
-Oh my God.
He always sounds like
he’s playing Taboo
and he can’t think
of a second clue
that’s not [indistinct]
[as Trump]
Uh, it’s a plan, you know.
Like a plan. A plan.
It’s a plan.
You know, a plan!
[ Buzzer ]
The word was plan.
I was cheating.
[ Laughter and clapping ]
I was cheating the whole time.
Then, there was Trump’s promise
to save manufacturing jobs.
During a stop in Ohio
two years ago,
he told residents
he would singlehandedly
save their manufacturing plants.
In fact, he literally told
the people at his rally
who were worried about losing
their jobs not to move.
-I rode through your
beautiful roads,
coming up from the airport
and I was —
I was lookin’ at some
of those big, once incredible,
job-producing factories.
And my wife, Melania, said,
“What happened?”
I said, “Those jobs
have left Ohio.”
They’re all
comin’ back.
[ Cheering and applause ]
They’re all comin’ back.
[ Whistling ]
Comin’ back.
[ Applause ]
Don’t move.
Don’t sell your house.
Don’t sell your house.
-If Donald Trump, a man
who has gone bankrupt six times
and is infamous
for some of the biggest
real estate disasters
in history,
tells you don’t sell your
house, sell your house.
[ Laughter and applause ]
Trump is —
Trump is the kind of guy
who would tell people,
during a tornado,
[as Trump] “You definitely
wanna be by a window.
[ Laughter ]
Be by a window,
so you can see it.
Sometimes they have cows inside.
[ Laughter and applause ]
Once again, you’ll
never guess what happened.
A plant nearby, in Lordstown,
closed in March.
Then, when the cruel reality
of Trump’s empty promises
came crashing down on the
workers he promised to help,
all Trump could do
was offer a useless tweet.
And, once again,
he clearly had no idea how
to deliver on his promise.
-“Just spoke to Mary Barra,
CEO of General Motors,
about the Lordstown,
Ohio, plant.
I am not happy that it is closed
when everything else
in our country is booming.
I asked her to sell it
or do something quickly.
She blamed the UAW union.
I don’t care.
I just want it open.
-Hey, ass[bleep], you told them
not to sell their homes.
A tweet whining that you’re not
happy isn’t good enough.
It’s like if your buddy told you
to invest everything you have
in Bitcoin and, then,
when it crashed, sent you a text
that was just a dollar emoji
and a surprise face.
[ Laughter and clapping ]
Also, what do you mean,
“I asked her to do something”?
Do what?
You’re the guy
who said you were gonna
save the jobs.
You’re supposed
to have the ideas.
Like a plumber who shows up
and takes a look at your toilet,
and then just screams, “Unclog!”
[ Laughter ]
[ Applause ]
By the way, that plant
in Ohio is far from alone.
In fact, just two weeks ago,
GM idled another plant
in Michigan,
which might come as a shock
to people who were
at these Trump rallies
in Michigan in 2016.
-I’ve been saying:
Your car industry’s
being sucked
away from Michigan.
It’s happening.
If I’m elected,
you won’t lose one plant.
You’ll have plants coming
into this country.
You’re gonna have jobs again.
You won’t lose one plant.
I promise you that.
[ Cheering and applause ]
I promise you that.
So all I say is this:
You wanna build your plant
in Mexico,
have a great time.
But if you think you’re
gonna ship your product
across the border — which will
be a very strong border,
by the way —
for no tax, no nothing.
So we end up with unemployment
and we end up with empty
plants and factories.
And you end up with the money,
the jobs, and the plants.
You can forget it.
And you know what would happen?
If you said that right upfront,
nobody’s leaving, folks.
You stop it right away.
The politicians
don’t wanna say that
because most of them are too
stupid to even understand it.
-They’re too stupid?
Dude, you’re too stupid
to spell the word country,
your wife’s name,
and your own name.
[ Laughter and applause ]
I mean,
imagine if this guy
tried meeting his own
immigration standards.
He has no discernible skills,
lost $1 billion,
and can’t spell his own name.
He’d flunk
the citizenship test
before he even got
to the first question.
[ Laughter ]
Trump inflicts cruelty
on desperate migrants
fleeing poverty and violence
because, first, he’s a racist
and racism is at the core
of his ideology.
And second, he’s failed
at literally everything else
he’s promised to do.
You need a plan
to expand healthcare,
save manufacturing jobs.
You can’t just do it
by tweeting
or yelling at people,
but Trump is…
-Too stupid to even
understand it.
-This has been “A Closer Look.”
[ Cheering and applause ]

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  2. Trump will ne remembered as one of the dumbest people to ever hold a leadership position. He will also go down as the worst president of the USA that has ever held office. It doesn't matter what any of you idiotic trumptards say on the subject, you will always been wrong.

  3. Q IS WHEN U GoT THE OPTION OF CHOOSING GOLD Y SETTLE FOR TRASH…When u can immigrate trained highly educated English speaking professionals & doctors who not only themselves prove an asset but also will train your work force to be twice productive over random PARASITES whom u have to train educate & dump money on

  4. "They're all coming back". Oh, no they aren't. Can see the bumper sticker now and the tv ads. P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Let's see if these suckers have learned anything.

  5. It's not a "wealth test", it's a way to keep the lazy ones from basically stealing welfare money from people who ACTUALLY NEED IT. Every other country on the planet does this. No American born citizen can stay on welfare for life, so why should other people be allowed to???

  6. Unfortunately deer (and similar animals) can't see orange range so as such its actually a good colour for camo…oops

  7. Give us your draft dodgers that run brothels and make claims on claimed property to illegally build a brothel, and we'll make his failson's failson POTUS.

  8. The only thing cruel Seth, is you making lite of a president . Who is trying to PROTECT TAXXXXX PAYING CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY

  9. Right.
    "Real Americans can stand on their own two feet"
    "Socialism is a disease"

    Gives billions of dollars of aid to farmers suffering from the trade war he created.


  10. Trump sponged off his father, and filed bankruptcy six times. Trump cannot stand on his own two feet. Send Melania with her parents back to Slovenia, and put Barron Trump in a cage.

  11. The VALUE of Immigrants has nothing to do with Wealth. Immifgrants are the accumulating WISDOM of The Domesticated Human Life on our planet. Immigrants are the Opposite of Predator Donald trump. and his circular suicide of his hate and greed..

  12. The United States has been a stupid country since slavery. There may be dimninishing points here and there, and Donald Trump's election not only amps the stupid, it raises the hate, ignorance, and laziness. Thanks, you bigoted, useless liar who doesn't recall where his father was born.

  13. Too stupid is too true for too long.. As for the lottery system…immigrants must qualify to even get into the lottery pool. The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program (also called green card lottery) requires the principal DV applicant to have a high school education, or its equivalent, or two years of qualifying work experience as defined under provisions of U.S. law.

  14. I guess Trump stopping Demoncrates from filtering illegal migrated children into sex slavery is such a bad thing. Sad to hear you condone child sex slavery.


  16. Seth….Seth…you goody goody boy, you, it's because of your fucking stupid jokes that we got Trump as POTUS in the first place, are you gonna do us in 2020 again? How about taking your stupid jokes and stick them up your fucking ass until December 2020, can you do THAT? Maybe we get lucky this time, who knows!

  17. The only thing scarier than trumps endless lies and conspiracy theories is that people actually believe it. How dumb can people be?

  18. Hilarious. I'm picturing him and Melania in the limo when Melania, without context, and asks what happened. Only to have Trump, again with no context, just say they're all coming back…coming back…don't's coming back.

    But in all seriousness how the hell does he instill confidence in his voters without any semblance of a strategy..

  19. Yes. It is true visa lottery. Look at all those immigrants in his rally’s from Europe. I bet they are in one those programs.

  20. I am pretty sure there are wealth tests in quite a few citizen systems globally. Wanting rich immigrants who can inject cash into your economy is not in and of itself unethical.

  21. "That is not how it works, This is not how ANY Of this WORKS!" How can any thinking human being get behind any of this… So, those in need mostly women & children escaping from certain death, have a job & a bag full of first, last & security & a deposit? FFS! P.S. The only industry that is booming is the marijuana industry. Farms, Processing Plants, Packaging Plants, Labs for testing, kitchens for edibles, then all the byproducts, there are more than Petrochemical Industry. It is also cleaner & causes less cancer. It also can help stop deforestation. I am sorry to ask this, when will our Civil Servants find the will or need to pull their heads out of the asses of the NRA & the Petrochemical Industries & the Four Corporations & start doing the jobs, We so generously pay them to do? If what we pay them & all the perks we allow them is not good enough, they must supplement it with ill-gotten gains, maybe they should step down & let an American that would respect the job & the people who hire them, take over & see how it works out? Because the last 50 years of doing this other thing of grab all you can while the getting is good Bull$hit has not been working very well for the people they are supposed to be servicing & not just screwing them over. …IMHumbleO

  22. What’s with this really outrageous weird stupid habit of trump’s meeting the press backed by loud helicopter noise? It is obviously deliberate so that reporters have to shout their questions and trump can yell back with his irritating blustering swagger? It’s plainly arrogant uncaring, inconsiderate and plain stupid. This guy is no president … he’s a phony and a coward!

  23. America has always been known to the rest of the world as a stupid country. Way before trump because of some of your loud and idiotic people.

  24. as an immigrant in the US I think it makes perfect sense to not give green cards to people who depend on public funding. Democrats have a higher chance of winning if they focus on other issues rather than immigration. Bill Maher is right about that

  25. Trumps ancestors may have been picked in the manner hes talking about. Lets see, he lies a lot he is racist lets send him to America.

  26. Even here years ago he was more coherent than now. He still repeated himself a lot. Repeated himself a lot. Repeated himself a lot. But his eyelids didn’t look like he’d rubbed them with poison oak. Rubbed them with poison oak.

  27. Went to Trump’s shop in Trump tower, most of the merchandise in it, is made in China and Bangladesh. He is part of the problem.

  28. Who else clicked thumbs up at the "picking the cabinet" joke? Good one Seth. Keep up the savagery. Keep exposing this idiocy for what it IS. And as for the rest of us viewers – PLEASE get out of your armchair on election day and turn out at the same ration as we've clicked the thumbs up above. We CAN smoke the gop EASILY. Easily.

  29. An embarrassing time in U.S. history. It will be amusing when it is over to see how quickly Trump supporters abandon him and probably turn on him for failing to deliver on his promises.

  30. People from other countries need to stop whining about Trump's Public Charge, most American baby boomers never were on government assistance and it made us stronger for it. My husband and I have been together over 47 years; we were barely 17 and 19 years old when we got married and never got any government assistance. My husband even paid for the births of our children, he didn't leave the bill to the government; that's a Big reason why he loves his children because he took care of them financially from the start. A Father is a Father and a Mother is a Mother; not the government. Everyone coming into this country should start learning responsibility for their self needs. Life was hard back then too but, we understood that we had to save up for 9 years before we could buy a nice brick home and that's what we did. Majority of People coming into our country jump into a nice Big brick home right away then, expect the government to supply them with cash assistance for the bills and food stamps; they need to go back to their countries and try doing that. I guarantee you they can't do it. I know a very young couple from another country, through a friend, that has driven a new car (of their picking) every year and they laugh about their government assistance paying for it. So, "Are you an American struggling to make your car payment and still think that people from other countries should continue to have the government make their car payments?" By the way, this couple puts the new car in their parents name to qualify for government assistance.

  31. so Melania wouldn't have been able come in then…. the saddest part of his rallies are the nodding faces of the young people. racism and bigotry is a learned thing…. they go to church every sunday, and can quote the second amendment, but not the second COMMANDMENT…

  32. I am glad dump brought out the truth about you all. We have always known, but now it is in your face. Don't mate with these folks. They are rapist, crimanals, who want to send you back. But they won't go back??? Wonder why?

  33. Trump's only regret in life is not switching to the republican party much sooner. He spent his entire life worried that the people he conned would find out he's a liar, failure & a phony. Now he does it in full view, lies, broken promises, failures & his cult not only cheer him on but continue to just give him money. He's in conman's hog heaven.

  34. How can the President say that when there is a DR. in the concentration camps right now. That tells me that this is about Racism and nothing more!

  35. BTW the people at his rallys are being paid by their employers to attend. That's why we don't have to worry about stupid people supporting him. He doesn't have that many supporters.

  36. His first promise was to a child. He said if he became president, he'd cut his hair. Start there, Then erasing the state lines so insurance companies can compete and bring costs down. Then there's the trucker and Harley promise.

  37. I don't think its fair the Americans pay for dump and his crooked family to travel all over the world grifting!

  38. Once again our parasite of a prez is worried about finances . What a crock . Between his golf games and taking family to official functions in other countries and blasting thru the deficit, he's done more harm, far more harm, than good.
    And now we know how many offers on his businesses sunk but not his bottom line. He's even gets serious money from the Feds for using his properties.

  39. You can't be in the lottery if you don't otherwise qualify to immigrate – he's either ignorant or a liar – or both?!!!!

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