The White House doesn’t give a damn about that poem on the Statue of Liberty


Just when you think the Trump Era could not get even more bizarre, someone from the administration comes along and takes a baseball bat to our conceptions of normality like Beyoncé to a TV camera. 

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On Wednesday, Trump advisor Stephen Miller took questions during the press briefing over the administration’s new push for immigration reform. Just as he was finishing up, he got into a sparring match with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who’s been very vocal in battling the way this White House has handled the press.

The exchange turned pretty nasty, pretty quickly. It got off to a bit of an absurd start when Acosta brought up “The New Colossus,” the famous poem by Emma Lazarus printed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Ya know, it’s the one that says, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Read more…

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