RUSH: In the last 15 years, we have admitted over two million people to the U.S., and mostly from Muslim countries via the Diversity Visa Program. That doesn’t count their parents and their aunts and uncles and cousins and anybody else who, with forged documents to come in via chain migration, who then in turn invite their relatives and friends into the U.S. (chuckles) It’s a, quote, unquote, “great” system. And it’s, “Wow, look at the diversity it’s given us! Isn’t it great? Look at all the diversity we have!” So President Trump tweeted about this, zeroing in on Senator Chuck You Schumer, who extolled the virtues of this program for years. Chuck You Schumer on the Senate floor reacted today…
SCHUMER: I’ve seen the tweets from President Trump. The contrast between President Bush’s actions after 9/11 and President Trump’s actions this morning could not be starker. President Trump,where is your leadership? I have always believed that immigration is good for America. President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be bringing us together and focusing on the real solution: anti-terrorism funding, which he proposed to cut —
RUSH: Are you kidding me?
SCHUMER: — in his most recent budget.
SCHUMER: Instead of dividing, instead of politicizing, do something real.
RUSH: Senator Schumer, you own this guy. Senator Schumer, this guy is yours. He wouldn’t be here if not for the bill you sponsored. Leadership? Deflecting blame from where it ought to be placed: Yourself? Clamor for leadership?
RUSH: Chuck Schumer is pathetic. Chuck Schumer politicizes every gun shooting, every gun event, every shooting. It doesn’t take him five seconds. Politicizes every one. He’ll go to the nearest camera or microphone or head to the floor of the United States Senate and politicize everything where a gun is involved. And now he’s upset, righteously indignant, that Donald Trump has the temerity to remind everybody that this guy and millions others potentially like him are in this country because of legislation Chuck Schumer energetically and thoroughly supported. The Diversity Visa lottery.
Who are we trying to impress? Who are we trying to assuage our guilt with? It’d be one thing if this program was initiated after 9/11, but it goes back to 1990. This goes back to George H. W. Bush, Bush 41. I think what’s going on — by the way, I just watched during the break here, we were rolling on it, so we’ll have excerpts, Trump just unloaded on this whole program and how stupid it is and how there have been efforts underway to change it. He’s met resistance and opposition. He pledged to continue to get rid of it, and he called out the people who are in support of it.
What he said is exactly why he was elected president, exactly why the bond that exists between Trump and his supporters will not be broken. So Trump accurately points at Chuck Schumer and everybody else who had anything to do with this cockamamie program. And there’s Schumer running around like he’s profoundly offended, why, how dare you politicize this. From the guy who, again, politicizes every hurricane, every gun crime. Every mass shooting that he can find to politicize, he does it!
And he politicizes always by blaming Republicans, conservatives, you name it. Don’t even wait for the facts. Don’t even wait for any evidence. It’s just a knee-jerk reaction. Schumer’s not used to being called out like this. The left is not used to being called out. They get to politicize whatever they want, the media picks it up and runs with it or the media gives them orders that shows them how to do it then Chuck Schumer comes out and does it. I still think the media is running the show. But in this case, it doesn’t really matter. Trump fires back, and these people are not accustomed to being hit.
So now Schumer goes (imitating Schumer), “Where is your leadership? What do you think you’re doing? You’re not helping at all. Your actions could not be starker between the way George W. Bush handled post-9/11, the way you’re handling this. I’ve always believed immigration’s good for America,” said Chuck You. “Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing, why don’t you show some leadership and spend more money, get creative with funding.”
Andrew Cuomo is also upset. This is Fredo’s older brother. He was upset during a Q&A at police headquarters today. A reporter said, “What do you think of Trump’s remarks about extreme vetting and what implications this will have for immigration policy?”
CUOMO: The president’s tweets, I think, were not helpful.
CUOMO: I don’t think they were factual.
CUOMO: I think they tended to point fingers and politicize the —
CUOMO: — situation.
RUSH: Is that right?
CUOMO: He was referring back to a immigration policy that dealt with a lottery and blaming people who passed that — that immigration policy. His tweet wasn’t even accurate, as far as I’m concerned. That was a bipartisan law that was passed that had basically no relevance to the facts of this situation.
RUSH: What do you mean, it has no relevance to the facts of this situation? What do you mean his tweets were not helpful? Maybe not helpful to you. Maybe not helpful to Chuck Schumer. Maybe not helpful to Democrats, because Democrats never get called out on this stuff. Again, I say, as I overwork and overuse the phrase, this is what pushing back looks like.
The media’s obsessing over this. Did the media obsess over that ad that was run against Ed Gillespie? No, they didn’t. If the media did anything, they supported the premise of that ad. That ad runs and then this terror attack happens, and I’m telling you the similarities are eerie. But it’s one more event in a series of events.
These are the kinds of things that keep Americans unsettled. These are the kinds of things that keep happening, and after every event like this, we’re told that we’re gonna get serious or we’re told that we’re gonna get this fixed. And it never gets fixed, because we never focus on the real problem. And every time something like this happens, the first reaction of the Democrat Party is to politicize it to their advantage, which is exactly what we are watching happen right now.