There was a shock tweet from Donald Trump Monday in which the president fully supported something pop star Cher proposed. “I finally agree with Cher!” Trump tweeted, sharing her comment.
What did Cher tweet? After Trump proposed sending illegal immigrants caught in the U.S. to sanctuary cities and states – including Cher’s home city of Los Angeles – the singer said they couldn’t absorb the extra people because California was already failing to take care of its own citizens.
In other words, Cher was basically agreeing with Trump’s “America First” immigration arguments without even realizing it.
“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS. PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More,” Cher wrote.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
“I finally agree with Cher” Trump replied.
You just can’t make this stuff up. The Political Insider reported Monday:
What seems to be going over Cher’s head is while her tweet is supposed to be just another tirade opposing what the president does on any given day, she is actually making part of Trump’s immigration argument for him: How can the U.S. take in millions of people when we have a hard time taking care of our own citizens?
In any other context, most would consider Cher’s reasoning to reflect a conservative or even pro-Trump stance.
On Tuesday, President Trump basically reiterated this obvious fact: Cher was essentially saying the same thing he has about the limits of bringing in illegal immigrants. Trump says we should look out for Americans first. Cher is saying Californians should look out for Californians first.
Functionally, what’s the difference?
However, getting word of Trump’s tweet, Cher responded with some nasty words for the president, calling him an “ignorant thug” with a “lizard brain that guarantees his survival above all else.”
That didn’t take long!
When Trump proposed sending illegals to sanctuary cities, he said “They’re always saying they have open arms,” referring to Democrats. “Let’s see if they have open arms.”
If Cher is any gauge, their arms will continue to be a lot less open than their rhetoric.