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Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's promise to end birthright citizenship and other assorted xenophobia

Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump's promise to end birthright citizenship and other assorted xenophobia

In terms of easily debunkable lies, it would be hard to top President Donald Trump’s statements this week about his ability to overturn birthright citizenship by executive order. Mr. Trump has long parroted right wing complaints about U.S. law that confers citizenship on those born in the United States, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, but until desperation set in on the eve of next week’s midterm election, he had also previously recognized the obvious truth that there was nothing he could do about it. Now, though, with the need to turn out his hard-right base lest his party lose control of one or both chambers of Congress (or, perhaps more pertinently, lest he suffer...

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