White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer opened today’s briefing by outlining President Trump’s recent executive orders, and among them is an EO that seeks to strip certain federal funds to cities providing sanctuary to people in the country illegally in violation of federal law:
Sean Spicer announces Trump will sign executive order today stripping federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities."
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) January 25, 2017
Spicer says Trump plans to strip federal funding from "sanctuary cities." There are about 200 cities in U.S that fall under the distinction.
— Miranda Green (@Mirandacgreen) January 25, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 25, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 25, 2017
Reaction from the Left side of the issue: Predictable:
Defunding sanctuary cities is not an attack on illegal immigrants–it is an attack on Americans who don't agree with the president.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) January 25, 2017
Picking a fight on sanctuary cities is substantively gross but probably good politics for the Trump coalition.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 25, 2017
Us blue states should stop subsidizing red states. Maybe blue states should just stop paying federal income taxes. https://t.co/uwedCx4BpZ
— Dave (@atqdave) January 25, 2017
Then we should withhold our federal income tax from "welfare queen" red states. https://t.co/7xMFiAhMoe
— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) January 25, 2017
— Randy (@sunnyvaletp05) January 25, 2017
I assure you, all similarities to fascism are solely in your head.no fascism here. No sireebob. https://t.co/APag0oEeiJ
— Abject Terrorbot☭ (@Karstan) January 25, 2017
— jason r. totten (@ottoflux) January 25, 2017
FUCK YOUUUUU https://t.co/QlyPYmYQT6
— Meaghan Ryan Murphy (@meaghan_ryan) January 25, 2017
Cities are the economic and cultural engine of the nation. This is a real test of moral courage urban electeds. https://t.co/1ktRHIfHD7
— Maria (@mariacolsen97) January 25, 2017
Trump is declaring financial war on my city and most of the West Coast. Neat. https://t.co/SJUtj7anUk
— Andrew TK (@agtk) January 25, 2017
— We The People Resist (@brentonar) January 25, 2017
This is literally terrifying https://t.co/8YsG0paFkP
— inferior cola (@weirder_al) January 25, 2017
Wow. He doesn't want people to feel safe anywhere. https://t.co/6o4UBPNedV
— Kristi Helvig (@KristiHelvig) January 25, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, start your litigation https://t.co/8sbFnozW9c
— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) January 25, 2017