Noted constitutional scholar Donald Trump believes that birthright citizenship, which he absurdly claims is not protected by the 14th Amendment, is harming the country.
While speaking over the weekend with radio host Joe Pags, Trump said that the Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship at birth demonstrates that the country is “run so stupidly” by people who don’t have “street smarts.”
“If you want to go into Mexico you can’t, but they have like a tract that runs right into our country,” he said. “Go ahead, from all over the place, they just come from all over. And, by the way, it’s a good path for the Middle East to use, if you want to know the truth, because it’s like a piece of Swiss cheese. Mexico could stop it. You know, if you want to become a citizen of Mexico, it’s one of the hardest places in the world, it’s almost impossible, right? And yet, you know, with us, you’re born on our land, they send somebody over, has the baby on our land, congratulations, they’re a citizen of the United States. I mean, we’re just run so stupidly.”
“We’re run by people that don’t get it,” Trump continued. “I don’t know, it’s a lack of street smarts, it’s a lack of intelligence, to be honest with you, but it’s just a horrible situation.”