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Sat Nov 21, 2015, 11:24 AM

Did you know they only send refugees to Republican states?

Trump made the assertion on a radio show Tuesday. "They send them to the Republicans, not to the Democrats, you know, because they know the problems. In California, you have a Democrat as a governor," Trump said, in an interview on the "Laura Ingraham Show." "In Florida, you have Rick Scott. So you know they send them to the Republicans because you know why would we want to bother the Democrats? It's just insane. Taking these people is absolutely insanity. I don't know if you know. They're talking about hundreds of thousands potentially. Hundreds of thousands."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-on-syrian-refugees-they-send-them-to-the-republicans/


Hair on fire much, or just yer pants? Those are the kind of divisive lies that will be enshrined as gospel in crazy uncle emails and wingnut posts for years.

The good news I guess is that the reporter printed the "other side", aka The Truth, in a "here's what Trump said, but no..." sort of way.

CA, with its Democratic governor, has taken the MOST refugees this year. The most! -That's not to say the feds target refugee settlement by state because they don't. As for The Insanity! Hundreds of Thousands! Total fiction:

The Obama administration directed the U.S. to accept 10 thousand Syrian refugees into the U.S. this year, a significant increase over the 1,500 it was originally on track to accept by the end of the 2015 fiscal year but far short of the "hundreds of thousands" figure mentioned by Trump.

Once refugees are accepted into the United States, governors don't really have much say over their placement. Moreover, the federal government doesn't target specific states or cities. It uses a variety of factors -- such as where in the U.S. a refugee may have family members -- to determine placement.


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ruffburr Nov 2015 #3
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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 11:30 AM

1. But Trump SOUNDS like he knows what he is talking about. That matters more to republican primary

voters, and pretty much all republicans for that matter, than that he is basing is statements on wishful thinking rather than on FACTS. He wants republican voters to be MAD, not to be INFORMED.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:32 PM

2. They should be sent to Texas and Wyoming

And all the costs paid for by the Bush and Cheney estates. Both got fabulously wealthy from war profiteering and created Daesh as blowback from the war they started.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:42 PM

3. Those poor people-

From the frying pan to the fire !!!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 12:57 PM

4. Gavin Newsom

stated many have come to California! San Francisco most likely got some, great for us!! I look forward to a Syrian Restaurant very soon!!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:33 PM

5. inconsistent

Republicans usually point to California to say there are too many immigrants.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:12 PM

6. trump is shamelessly full of shit.

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