We’re not entirely sure how CNN’s Jim Acosta survived Wednesday’s White House press briefing after being torn apart with a free history lesson on immigration by senior Trump advisor Stephen Miller.
Acosta rejected a new legal immigration proposal by the administration that would prioritize highly-skilled laborers who speak English, claiming it doesn’t fly with the poem attributed to the Statue of Liberty, which states, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Acosta noted how the statue doesn’t mention anything about speaking English. However, Miller strongly objected and proceeded to give Acosta, whose father was a Cuban immigrant, a much-needed brush up on American tradition, including the fact that the poem was added to the Statue of Liberty much later, what the statue actually represents, and a reminder that speaking English has always been an intimate part of immigrating to the United States.
This is a must-watch.