Washington Post: Trump Has Accused Dems Of Wanting To Abolish Ice

One has to wonder if the people who write the headlines and subheads actually read the articles. Or is it just about trying to create a Narrative for people who never read the articles?

Front page of the Washington Post this morning

Trump aims to inflict political pain on Democrats over calls to abolish immigration enforcement agency
He accused Democrats of wanting to abolish ICE, the agency charged with detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants, even though only a handful have supported doing so.

See? He accused! ZOMG! How dare he! The headline within the article reads “Trump defends agency charged with detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants”

President Trump on Saturday opened a new front in the immigration debate, diverting attention away from his administration’s treatment of undocumented immigrants to a broader fight over the federal agency charged with detaining and deporting them.

In a pair of tweets from his private Bedminister golf club, Trump forcefully defended the performance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and lambasted Democrats for pushing a “radical left” agenda to abolish it, even though only a handful have publicly supported doing so.

Um, the entire point of the marches about “Families Belong Together” seemed to be about abolishing ICE.

But, hey, Trump’s tweets!!!!!

“To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit,” Trump wrote in one tweet. “You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements.”

You also had DHS

Twitchy has many that were posted. Somehow, this is all a distraction according to the Washington Post’s David Nakamura

Over the past week, several prominent Democrats have proposed eliminating ICE, citing its unjust treatment of immigrants. Among them were Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic socialist who upset Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary election Tuesday, and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

So, Trump accused them of wanting to abolish ICE, and they did! Well, that’s weird. The WP front page made it seem like Trump was making things up.

Nakamura does note deep in the article

Yet other Democrats fear that such a position is fraught for the party as Trump continues to paint immigrants as dangerous to put his political rivals on the defensive.

“I think it’s a winning issue for him,” said Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney who served as an aide to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) during Congress’s unsuccessful effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2013-2014. “If it’s a binary choice and people think it’s the end of immigration enforcement, that’s not a good place for us to be.”

A nationwide protest of ICE and stopping illegal immigration is not a good look for Democrats. Wanting to abolish the primary federal agency for catching illegal aliens is not a good look, either. These are the kinds of things that helped Trump win, and we’ll see if this helps come November and the mid-terms.

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