Some conservatives are pointing out that singer Cher is speaking like a Republican after she questioned sanctuary cities taking in illegal immigrants in a Sunday tweet.
Prior to her message, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter Friday suggesting that groups of illegal immigrants would be taken to sanctuary cities, a move that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized, as IJR Blue reported.
“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” tweeted Trump.
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Cher, known for her outspoken criticism of Trump, gave a surprising response to the news on Twitter, claiming that the cities would not be able to handle the influx of people:
“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+ Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More.”
I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+🇺🇸Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More
— Cher (@cher) April 14, 2019
However, many called attention to the point she was making, saying that this is why open immigration would not work.
Read replies to her tweet below:
Amazing, simply amazing. I guess the leftists are only pro illegals when they can lay the huge burden on someone else.
Cher: Los Angeles ‘Can’t Take Care of Its Own, How Can It Take Care of' More Immigrants https://t.co/rJzG3aaiVX
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 15, 2019
“Amazing, simply amazing,” said Donald Trump Jr. “I guess the leftists are only pro illegals when they can lay the huge burden on someone else.”
Cher, welcome to the Republican Party!
There are 50,000 homeless Veterans, & 500,000 homeless Americans.
Our allegiance is to Americans, not illegal aliens.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 15, 2019
“Cher, welcome to the Republican Party!” wrote a conservative activist. “There are 50,000 homeless Veterans, & 500,000 homeless Americans. Our allegiance is to Americans, not illegal aliens.”
Cher awakens to reality… https://t.co/nM5Cm362g1
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 15, 2019
Wow Trump made Cher into a Republican https://t.co/ejsxd3awq4
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 15, 2019
“Wow Trump made Cher into a Republican,” said Ben Shapiro.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also spoke out about the issue during an interview on Sunday to say that the Trump administration is considering all options when it comes to addressing the immigration crisis, as IJR Red reported.
“This is an option on the table. We’ve talked about a number of different things over the last two years that we’d love to see happen,” she said. “Certainly, this wouldn’t be our first choice […] If Democrats could step up and help the president fix the laws, this all could go away.”