December 10, 2016

WE'RE A BUSH PARTY:

Trump's secretary of labor pick is exactly the type of pro-immigration Republican Trump campaigned against : Andy Puzder sounds a lot more like Jeb Bush than Donald Trump. (Dara Linddara, Dec 8, 2016, Vox)

President-elect Donald Trump has a known tendency to agree with the last person he spoke to. By naming fast-food CEO Andy Puzder as his nominee for secretary of labor, Trump is guaranteeing that at least one of the people speaking to him will be an advocate for Trump to flip-flop on his signature issue of immigration.

As an executive in a low-wage industry dominated by "low-skilled" workers (many of them immigrants, and often unauthorized immigrants), Puzder has been an outspoken supporter of low-skilled immigration to the US -- and of immigration reform that would legalize unauthorized immigrants who are already here.

To some observers who were hoping for Trump to follow through on his promises, like David Frum of the Atlantic, this is proof of an enormous betrayal.

Posted by at December 10, 2016 8:07 AM

  

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