Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities Plan' Is An Attempt to Distract From Mueller Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan briefs President Donald Trump about illegal immigrationCBP / Public Domain

Trump tweets that he is considering putting migrants in sanctuary cities, although his administration rejected the idea.

The Hill reports that President Trump has reintroduced a proposal to put migrants into sanctuary cities. He tweeted that the idea was being considered soon after his administration publicly rejected the idea.

A New York Times article confirms that the sanctuary city policy tweet was a tactic to distract from Robert Mueller's report.

Once Attorney General William Barr’s redacted report is delivered to the White House, the administration plans to have aides speed read it, focusing on the section that explains why Mueller didn’t determine whether Trump obstructed justice.

“Our goal is to respond as quick as we can; given the length of the report, it may take some time to respond,” Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal lawyer said. “But we have a plan in place to respond in a professional manner as quickly and appropriately as possible.”

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