Teaching “American”

We need to go back to teaching people how to be American — to assimilating them into an American civilization. We absorb lots of people from lots of places. We can do it again, but part of that requires that we defeat this left-wing mythology that you can be multicultural and still be a single country. I think we can have many peoples come to America, but they need to learn to be American if they’re going to live here.

– Republican Newt Gingrich, March 22, 2017, forgetting to mention what he means by “American

Forced Immigration

That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.

– Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, March 6, 2017

Concentration Camps

What we should do is. First of all, we should develop detention centres for them [undocumented immigrants]. It shouldn’t be catch and release. They shouldn’t go to jail for five years for assault, or attempted murder, or selling drugs, and then go back out on the street. They should go to a detention centre. They should be held. And then, we should exert all the pressure that we have, which is enormous by the way, to deport them to the countries where they should go to.

– Conservative Rudy Giuliani, January 28, 2017

Groveling

DAVID MUIR: When you say “in your opinion” and “millions of illegal votes”—that is something that is extremely fundamental to our functioning democracy, a fair and free election. Now, what you have presented so far has been debunked. It has been called false—

TRUMP: Take a look at the Pew reports—

MUIR: I called the author of the Pew report last night and he told me that they found no evidence of voter fraud.

TRUMP: Really? Then why did he write the report?

MUIR: He said, “No evidence of voter fraud.”

TRUMP: Excuse me. Then why did he write the report? He’s groveling. You know, I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they want to write something that you want to hear but not necessarily millions of people want to hear, or have to hear.

– President Donald J. Trump, January 25, 2017, spitting hot nonsense about a lie