Krauthammer: Obama Saying Legal Immigrants Are ‘Chumps’

Krauthammer: Obama Saying Legal Immigrants Are ‘Chumps’

Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama’s executive order on immigration was telling legal immigrants that they were “chumps” on Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.

“I think on the policy, it is very clear that he is making an announcement to all of those people around the world waiting to get into the US legally that they are chumps and that if you want to get in this country, you want to stay in this country, the way to do it is to come across, illegally and ultimately you will be legalized” he stated. 

Krauthammer also argued “if he felt so strongly about the issue, why did he delay announcing this until after he got past the election? Because he knew that had he announced it earlier, and after all, it’s supposed to be so urgent, it would have damaged the Democrats’ chances in the election. Why did he not do this before the 2012 election? Because he didn’t want to jeopardize his own re-election. But most important[ly], if he feels so strongly about this and Scripture dictates that this ought to be done, why did he do nothing about this in 2009 and 2010 when he had control of the White House, the House, and the Senate and he could actually have done this constitutionally by passing legislation. he wants the issue and he wants to use it and that’s what he’s got.”

He concluded “this executive order actually is, an invitation for anybody who come[s] across the border and to know that ultimately they will be legalized.”

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