What’s going on?
As usual, both political “teams” are trying to spin the latest tragedy to fit their agenda. After the terrorist attack in New York City on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pointed at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for supporting the “diversity visa” program that reportedly allowed suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov to come into the country.
So what did Trump tweet this time?
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this! The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty,” Trump said in a pair of tweets on Tuesday.
On today’s show, Glenn corrected the record on who officially gave us that immigration policy: a Republican president.
“It’s actually not a ‘Chuck Schumer beauty,’” Glenn fact-checked the tweet. “Do you know who signed that bill into law?” he asked. “George H.W. Bush.”
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
VOICE: You got kids in there? All right. Hold on.
GLENN: This is the sound yesterday in New York City, as an Islamic terrorist —
VOICE: Are you okay? Oh, my God. Are you okay? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
GLENN: — slammed into the back of a school bus.
VOICE: Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
GLENN: Two kids were hurt. One seriously — critical condition today.
VOICE: Right here.
GLENN: So what are we talking about? I mean, it didn’t take long to politicize the terrorist attack yesterday in New York City. It’s in full swing. This time, it’s our side: Donald Trump immediately took to Twitter to blame Senator Chuck Schumer for the attacker, Sighpov, for being in the country in the first place. Trump tweeted that the murderer came to our country through what was called the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, a Chuck Schumer beauty. It’s actually not a Chuck Schumer beauty.
Listen. I’ll give you the facts in a second. He went on to write, we’re fighting hard for merit-based immigration. No more Democrat lottery systems. We have to get much tougher and much smarter. Schumer fired back with a tweet. I guess it’s not too soon to politicize a tragedy. You’ve got to be kidding me, coming from Schumer. Stop it. Both sides, stop it.
Chuck Schumer, the king of politicizing. So please, I don’t want to hear it from either of you. Can we be adults! Do you know who signed that bill into law? Chuck Schumer was just one of the cosponsors. You know who signed that into law? George H.W. Bush.
So it’s not a Democratic thing. Both sides were involved in that. Instead of typing snarky comments to one another, why don’t you start using your platform to talk about Ryan Nash?
Ryan Nash was the police officer, routine call when he was faced with an unimaginable situation. He came face-to-face with Sighpov. Twenty-eight-year-old officer knew what he had to do: stop the killing spree.
He shot him yesterday. Who knows what other atrocities would have occurred, if Nash had not stopped the attacker. Can we take a moment and just thank our police officers for being there? Can we be adults and stop the mind less tweeting and focus on what matters most?