Just when the media thought they had a club to bash Trump with, he fooled them – again. It’s a maneuver that we’ve seen Trump pull off countless times – and it never gets old.
This time it was about a trivial immigration rule that may have affected the visa’s of international students staying in the US, if their colleges don’t hold classes this fall on campus. The media thought they had a winning story to harp on during the election – “Orange Man forces hard-working college students to leave school.”
Trump just pulled the rug out from under that one.
The AP reported just this afternoon in breaking news:
BREAKING: The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have forced international students to leave the country if their colleges hold classes online this fall. The administration was sued over the new policy by Harvard and MIT. https://t.co/5kqSNY7r2C
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 14, 2020
Of course, the media will portray this as a reversal for Trump. But in reality, it’s an embarrassment for them.
They screamed at him for days, calling him a bigot, a racist, and a nativist because of this policy. In one swoop, he rescinded the policy, as if to say “what do you think now?” Of course, they’ll still scream “racist,” because it doesn’t matter what he does. It’s not the facts that matter, it’s the narrative.
But moderates that Trump needs in November will see right through the media’s rage. They’ll have to wonder why the left is so furiously foaming at the mouth even while Trump is pragmatic and flexible on policy. They’ll see who the real haters and extremists are.
The reality is that Trump is the moderate and reasonable choice in 2020. He’s in favor of legal, smart and hardworking immigrants that come to America to contribute. His grandfather was just such an immigrant.
What he won’t do is compromise Americans security for political reasons, like the open-borders Democrats.
That’s why he’ll win in 2020.