Via Newsbusters, I read the tweet the same way Sanders does. It’s the problem of sanctuary cities that’s “breeding,” he means to say. But Trump sometimes sounds in his tweets like English is a second language for him, ironically. Who the hell comes up with “breeding concept” when they mean to say (I think) “growing problem” or “spreading crisis”?
There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
The media is convinced that he’s prejudiced against Latinos, for some understandable reasons, so he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt on ambiguous language when he’s discussing immigration. Lest they doubt his deep appreciation of Latino culture, though, need I remind them of the time he ate a taco bowl at Trump Tower to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Or, more substantively, that a few months ago he offered to make citizens of upwards of two million DREAMers? That would signal a certain comfort level with Hispanic Americans, one would think.
Important people are upset, though:
This, of course, bears no relation to reality. This is just an appeal to his nativist base. By the way, what is a “breeding concept?” https://t.co/iUe24rsJAs
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 18, 2018
It’s not just Acosta this time, as you’ll see. He broaches the subject but April Ryan and another reporter follow on. Maybe we’ll get a presidential clarification and a new broadside about “fake news” on Twitter tomorrow morning.