President Trump’s ban on immigration during the coronavirus pandemic has rattled the left… but it’s attracting one key supporter.
The niece of Martin Luther King Jr.–activist Alveda King.
“I agree with President Trump,” said King, in an interview. “Now, this is a temporary measure. This is not a forever measure.”
King portrayed it as a critical step to ensure the safety of the American people first–before reaching out to help the remainder of the world.
“Immigration slows for a time, then we become healthier, then we can reach out to others,” King explained.
“That is the strategy. So people need to understand that. We’ve got to strengthen our own borders, our own lives, our own families, our own communities. Once we do that, then we can help others.”
Trump has not yet specified the exact parameters of the ban–but White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that immigration would help protect the health of the American people… and also help lower-paid workers find work.
“President Trump is committed to protecting the health and economic well-being of American citizens as we face unprecedented times,” McEnany said. “As President Trump has said, ‘Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers.’ At a time when Americans are looking to get back to work, action is necessary.”
Despite the leftist anger, the vast majority of the American people support President Trump’s immigration ban. 82% of Republicans, 66% of independents, and even 64% of Democrats have said he’s doing the right thing.