President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room (AP/Susan Walsh)

Another White House statement is just Cabinet members praising Trump

For the second time, Trump's Cabinet members are publicly praising him — and that's what the White House wants


Charlie May
October 10, 2017 3:17PM (UTC)

In a statement released by the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump's Cabinet members issued gushing words of praise in response to his new hardline immigration policies that are more anti-immigration than anything else.

The statement was titled: "What are they saying: Praise from the President's Cabinet for the new immigration priorities," and included bloviating rhetoric about how Trump is saving the nation.

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"For decades people have pleaded with their government for a lawful system of immigration," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the statement. "Unfortunately, over the last several decades respect for the rule of law has broken down and immigration enforcement has been sacrificed for the sake of political expediency. This has made us less secure and it cannot stand."

Sessions touted Trump's plan and said it "will work."

"Perhaps the best result will be that unlawful attempts to enter will continue their dramatic decline," Sessions said, despite his previous claim that there has been no respect for the rule of law for several decades.

Elaine Duke, the Department of Homeland Security acting secretary, said the administration's new immigration measures will close "loopholes" and that they "will inevitably better secure our nation."

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"This will take money for more ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers, more federal prosecutors and more physical barriers," U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross wrote. "That will be money well spent!"

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued in the relishing of Trump's new immigration measures and said that they would "end vulnerabilities in our immigration system that hinder our ability to protect our homeland."

Trump is known to bask in the kind words of his Cabinet members, and the statement echoed the incredibly odd first meeting the president held with his Cabinet in which each member went around the room and said nice things about their boss.

The president seems to believe he is the CEO of America Corp., and everyone must not only agree with everything he does, but unconditionally praise him for his actions, never question them and thank him for the opportunities he has provided everyone.

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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