How much do progressives hate President Donald Trump? Enough to let migrant children suffer, apparently. This past week in the world of politics was full of debate over border security and the plight of migrant families and illegal immigrants attempting to gain entry into the United States. Leftist politicians and pundits have savaged the Trump administration for the conditions in which migrants are detained as their applications are being processed.
But now, these leftist loons have another target in mind for their TDS rage: the company that sells much-needed beds to the detention centers that house immigrants. Progressives were pearl clutchingly outraged that a company would seemingly support the Trump administration’s policies regarding migrants. But it wasn’t just criticism from the media that faced the company — even its own workers protested.
Wayfair Employees Walk Out
Earlier this week, Wayfair employees staged a walkout when they discovered that the company was filling a large order of furniture for a contractor working with the federal government to house migrant children. The letter was signed by over 500 workers urging the company’s leadership to cease doing business with the contractor. Wayfair co-founder Steve Conine stated that while he does not agree with the president’s border policies, he would not cancel the order.
The walkout received much praise from the left, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who recently compared detention centers to concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) also tweeted his support: “A powerful act of solidarity. Proud of these Wayfair employees taking a stand against the inhuman conditions at our border.”
Wayfair’s leadership assured employees that they would face no retaliatory action if they chose to participate in the walkout. But in encouraging this action, the progressive left has once again exposed their true motivation behind their stance on immigration.
Oh, the Hypocrisy!
This latest stunt appears to be an ill-considered move. While the corporate press is certainly going to spin this situation to downplay the insanity of the left, one fact still remains: The Democrats hate Trump more than they love the migrant children they have pledged to help.
Indeed, it has become clear that, like every other member of their vaunted victimhood class, the children are nothing more than political weapons intended to be used against the Republican Party. Evidently, progressives are willing to allow children to go without beds just to attack the president. In the end, their protestations against the poor conditions experienced at the detention centers were merely insincere virtue signaling.
The hard left’s conduct in this matter is likely to backfire on them — especially during the 2020 elections. They have branded themselves as the party who seeks to help those who can’t help themselves. But when real assistance is offered, they castigated the entity giving it. It is difficult to believe that this type of behavior would appeal to anyone not already a part of the hard left, especially since the Democrats have previously voted against providing resources for federal immigration authorities.
If you didn’t know any better, you might think the Democrats wish to keep migrants in poor conditions so that they can use the predicament against the Republicans. After all, it worked for the Arab nations and the Palestinians in their PR battle against Israel, right?
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