Donald Trump tweeted on February 1, 2018, stating, “March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Democrats are doing nothing about DACA. They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct – and do nothing. Start pushing Nancy Pelosi and the Dems to work out a DACA fix, NOW!”
March 5, 2018, is the deadline that is set for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as the DACA program. If you’d like more information on what DACA really is, I recommend checking out Immigration Equality’s website.
This tweet that was posted on the president’s Twitter account has upset a large number of people. He called out “Democrats” as a whole for “doing nothing about DACA.” There are plenty of Republican and Democratic politicians that are working hard every day to settle the disputes about DACA, and many people feel that this tweet was not only disrespectful to some very hardworking politicians, but also truly invalid.
Though many Democratic politicians may disagree with Trump, they are still helping to build ideas and help settle the differences so that we can ultimately come together to make the best decision for the United States. Just because someone isn’t working on your side or to your benefit, it doesn’t mean they are “doing nothing” about it.
A large number of U.S. citizens would expect more accurate and fair statements from the president of their country. He is looked up to by many people for his large role in the care, development, and decision-making of our country. Is spreading false or strictly opinionated information something that the president should be doing? Is that the kind of role model we want, especially for our young generation? I encourage everyone to make that decision for themselves, however, many people would say no. At this time, Trump hasn’t released any further information on this statement.
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