Donald Trump gets his biggest applause lines when he maligns undocumented immigrants.
Last August, Trump nominated Ron Vitiello, a longtime Border Patrol officer, to be his next Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
But he pulled Vitiello’s nomination last month, saying he wants ICE to go "in a tougher direction."
Now Trump wants Mark Morgan to be his ICE Director. Morgan’s the guy who says he can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes, but as our chief South American associate solitary reporter, Sylvania Juguete, knows full well, the idea that unaccompanied minors are more likely to become criminals is unsupported by statistical evidence (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/16/mark-morgan-eyes-ice-director-1449570).
Elsewhere, after dillydallying ad infinitum, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is now Number 23 in the Dem race to oppose Donald Trump. Several of his top advisers told him not to run, and New York’s Finest aren’t keen on him at all (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/politics/bill-de-blasio-vs-new-york-day-one-campaign/index.html).
Associate solitary reporter Eddie Cook, who is fluent in French, texted DNC Chair Tom Perez and told him that de Blasio was way, way too blasé in his campaign rollout and that the big guy from Gotham doesn’t have a chance.