Donald Trump and the ‘Eediat Bwoy’ syndrome

Felicia Persaud | 4/11/2019, 10:11 a.m.

6: Trump, who has not pushed or passed any significant immigration reform bills since taking office, claimed in a new interview with his favorite channel, Fox News that he could change America’s immigration laws in just “15 minutes.”

7: In that same interview, Trump blamed other countries for not “giving us their finest.” This has been a recurring theme of his diatribe against immigrants since launching his campaign by claiming Mexico is sending criminals and rapists.

8: Asked whether it was time to set up a summit with the leaders of Central American countries like Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss immigration, Trump quickly brushed off that idea by stating: “No I don’t need a summit. I think we’ve done very well without a summit.”

9: After threatening to close the border with Mexico, which would impact the U.S.’ own economy, Trump on April 7 said if Mexico does not continue to apprehend migrants, he is going to have to no choice but to “close up the border.”

10: Trump, according to a report published Sunday by the The New York Times, berated Nielsen regularly, calling her at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, like blocking all migrants from seeking asylum despite the federal laws, court settlements and international obligations of the U.S.

Sounds like a serious case of “eediat bwoy” syndrome or as my Jamaican brethren would say: “A eediat ting dat bwoy!”

The writer is publisher of NewsAmericasNow.