John Kelly Caught Attacking Dreamers With Racist Smear: ‘They Are Too Lazy To Get Off Their A – – es’
As President Donald Trump and his Republicans allies in Congress continue to hold Dreamers hostage to their extreme agenda, they have tried to cast themselves as compassionate seekers of a bipartisan solution to the problem that Trump created when he rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly, exposed their true colors when he launched a racist attack on Dreamers, labeling them as “lazy.”
“There are 690,000 official DACA registrants, and the president sent over what amounts to be two and a half times that number, to 1.8 million,” Kelly told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Shareblue reports.
“The difference between 690 and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their a**es but they didn’t sign up,” Kelly said, showing that he is as racist as his boss.
Kelly tried to attribute his racist comment to what “others would say,” but in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade last week, Kelly made a nearly identical remark, without attributing it to “others.”
He made the same distinction between “the 690,000 official DACA recipients” and “people who would have qualified if they’d gotten off their, uh, well, had they registered like they should have.”
As noted by Shareblue, “Kelly’s racist contempt for Dreamers is no different from Trump’s and has been on display for quite a long time. With just weeks to go before deportations are set to begin, Democrats must negotiate with eyes wide open to the kind of people they are dealing with.”