Does the Media's Hatred of Trump Trump Its Devotion to Mass Immigration?

By Mark Krikorian on April 16, 2020

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But this presents a golden opportunity for the White House press corps to try to embarrass the president, which is the raison d'etre of much of the elite media, and to separate him from his supporters. Jim Acosta, for instance, could ask something along the lines of:

Mr. President, Jeff Sessions, whom you have opposed, has called for a moratorium on all employment-based immigration until the jobless rate returns to its pre-virus levels. Do you support his call for a moratorium, or do you support the continued arrival of foreign workers while 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment?

The president would either have to oppose Sessions's proposal and support the importation of foreign labor at a time of Great Depression-level unemployment, or support it, prompting an alert reporter to follow up by asking, "Then why haven’t you stopped it, using the statutory authority recently upheld by the Supreme Court in the travel ban case?"

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[Read the whole thing at National Review.]

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