After exploiting families of murder victims to create a false narrative that ignored actual crime statistics and was quickly debunked, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to propose another means of dealing with immigration: eliminate due process under the law.
We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Jud… https://t.co/X8GwD9vA5p— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1529852522.0
Unfortunately for him, Trump's latest proposal met with the same success as his angel family show and autograph session.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was quick to notify the president that the Constitution, which he swore on a Bible to uphold and defend, remained in full effect.
That’s not how any of this works. https://t.co/yq25jWEEIx— ACLU (@ACLU) 1529854975.0
Others were equally happy to let Trump know what they thought of his proposal.
@aspen1771 @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/Ps9CmqvHh7— BUFFY BUSY BUZZ #GlovesOff 🌊💙🌪🗽⚖️🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@BUFFY BUSY BUZZ #GlovesOff 🌊💙🌪🗽⚖️🇺🇸🏳️🌈) 1529884207.0
@realDonaldTrump @SpeakerRyan @SenateMajLdr You guys ok with this? This is clear call to violate the constitution.… https://t.co/NFcqb4gZ0o— Pink Iguana 🌊 (@Pink Iguana 🌊) 1529880802.0
@PinkIguana11 @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerRyan @SenateMajLdr He put his hand on a Bible and swore to defend the Consti… https://t.co/J54xq6Ji3w— JcwIrish (@JcwIrish) 1529882421.0
@realDonaldTrump Read the Constitution . Hint : go to the 14th Amendment (then check out the 25th).— Ernesto Chávez (@Ernesto Chávez) 1529870847.0
@realDonaldTrump JUDGES AND COURT CASES ARE A CRUCIAL PART OF DEMOCRACY YOU RICH GREEDY IMMORAL EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN.… https://t.co/VgqbvdlQQE— Chelsea Peretti (@Chelsea Peretti) 1529931266.0
@realDonaldTrump I would encourage you to read the constitution, in particular the fifth amendment. Keep reading pa… https://t.co/XWdeQWQhqf— Eileen Xenarios (@Eileen Xenarios) 1529924761.0
@realDonaldTrump What happened to law and order? Even immigrants deserve their day in court to plead their case.— Nikki 💛💜❤️ (@Nikki 💛💜❤️) 1529934971.0
@ACLU I like how he capitalizes Law and Order-because that's where all his legal advice comes from— Sara R (@Sara R) 1529855111.0
There were a few supporters of Trump's proposal, but they were quickly educated on the Constitution as well.
@Jude4America @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Supreme Court of the United States: "the Due Process Clause applies to all pe… https://t.co/aP96mWvctv— chvrch lights (@chvrch lights) 1529884747.0
@Jude4America @ChvrchLights @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Hey Jude, your reasoning is flawed. Step out of the toxic orang… https://t.co/JFtt1Bq4Wj— Susan (@Susan) 1529905094.0
@mgibson81 @ACLU Asylum seekers must be in U.S before they can declare asylum status. That is considered legal immi… https://t.co/lNdStPjkMn— kate rodham (@kate rodham) 1529872063.0
@mgibson81 @ACLU now you are blindly doing their bidding by supporting and shouting your agreement of it. they coun… https://t.co/8TqrxKDYY8— kate rodham (@kate rodham) 1529872171.0
Some even pointed out the president's own past tweets demanding something that he received, law and order when it comes to his own legal woes.
@realDonaldTrump “Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?” —You, 2/10/18 Well, I guess now we know.— Eliot Routh (@Eliot Routh) 1529935113.0
Undeterred by facts or the Constitution, Trump pointed out the expense his new zero tolerance policy is creating. The president of the United States again publicly proposed the elimination of the rule of law instead of restoring the asylum definition and asylum process and prosecutorial discretion that his zero tolerance policy eliminated.
He also made certain to get in another plea for his ineffective and unpopular border wall proposal.
Hiring manythousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go - will… https://t.co/try3EcJSAJ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1529930580.0
....If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks - and at very little, by comparison, cost.… https://t.co/HDii4VkUNc— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1529931265.0
But once again, the Twittersphere was there to provide some facts while some simply marveled at the absurdity of a president repeatedly proposing violating the Constitution while ignoring citizen response to a poorly devised, massive expense like his border wall.
@realDonaldTrump The right to seek asylum is set out in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. It is one of the… https://t.co/b74ulPNKak— Mr. Bumface (@Mr. Bumface) 1529931282.0