Editorials National News Donald Trump recited the lyrics of a song 'The Snake' about restricting immigration
Donald Trump recited the lyrics of a song 'The Snake' about restricting immigration
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According to sources Donald Trump on Friday recited the lyrics of a song seen as anti-immigration called "The Snake" to drive home his point about restricting immigration an inflammatory move that hardened back to his days on the campaign trail. Meanwhile in a speech to conservatives at a convention outside Washington, he also bashed opposition Democrats for failing to back his proposal for putting 1.8 million so-called Dreamer immigrants on a pathway to citizenship in exchange for tightening border security and severely restricting legal immigration.
Meanwhile during his hour long address, Trump pulled a piece of paper from his pocket and read "The Snake," a ballad by Al Wilson about a reptile who repays a "tender woman" that nurses it back to health with a deadly bite and further during his campaign, as well as in a speech early in his presidency, Trump used the song, based on one of Aesop's fables, as a less than subtle allegory about immigrants entering the United States.
Earlier many conservatives in Congress including Senator Ted Cruz have been outspoken in their opposition to any legislation that provides "amnesty" to people who are in the United States illegally.