Jack Dempsey famously described the mechanics of superior punching as “stumbling.” And this may be exactly what Trump is doing when he awkwardly pitches into one PC totem after another.
Or he may just be stumbling.
Or maybe it’s six of one and a half dozen of the other.
Regardless, one such stumbling blow was evident in adviser Stephen Miller’s junket on the prospect of rescinding DACA. Responding to accusations from correspondent Jim Acosta that the administration is violating some eternal open border policy defined by Emma Lazarus’s sonnet, The New Colossus, Miller raised inconvenient truths on the subject: foremost, that the poem was a late addition to the Statue of Liberty, neither law, nor consistent with the law. These points an incredulous Acosta met with accusations of “revisionism,” and countered with his understanding that Lady Liberty was placed on Ellis Island from the founding as an announcement to the world that ours was a borderless equalitarian marketplace of the whole world. Like Walmart.
Which brings me to the point of this article: the administration was, of course, right. Incontestably so. So why does the Press Corps believe this alternate history? And with such cocksure conviction that the …
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