"The laws are the law," Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly says, and immigrants need to follow the law and get out of the country because they're just too stupid to stay here.
Kelly spoke to NPR yesterday and justified the Trump regime's mass deportation policies by saying immigrants aren't prepared to live in America.
"Let me step back and tell you that the vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They're not criminals. They're not MS13," Kelly told NPR in an interview released late Thursday, referring to the criminal gang. "But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society."
The former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said the undocumented immigrants don't speak English and are "overwhelmingly rural people" from countries where "fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm."
John Kelly is Irish. John Kelly's father did not speak English and made a living by selling fruit in the streets of Boston. His family's decision to immigrate to America allowed him to serve in the U.S. military and reach his current position in the White House.
But John Kelly is white, isn't he? At least he is now.
Once upon a time, the Irish were looked down on by white Americans but, eventually, Irish-Americans also joined the white club and, in 2018, they look down on Mexican immigrants.
John Kelly's boss has a sixth-grade education. Most of the people who attend Trump's unhinged rallies fit John Kelly's description of immigrants. Half of Trump's cabinet fits Kelly's description. Most of Trump's supporters probably couldn't even pass the required civics test for becoming an American citizen.
The roughly 35 percent of Americans who will never abandon Trump are not assimilating into "our modern society" and neither has John Kelly himself. Kelly speaks about women and immigrants like a 19th century colonial patriarch.